I recently stumbled upon the craft of animating a musical score using software and musical expertise combined. Someone very active in this field is Stephen Malinowski who’s been experimenting and exploring this idea for some years.
I recall once writing a small program on a Sinclair QL which drew an image of the Mandelbrot set on the screen, I was amazed at how a simple looking recursive function could possibly lead to such an incredibly complicated looking pattern.
I feel rather fortunate to have developed interests in electronics and computing right at the beginning of the microprocessor era. Today’s generation are entering the technology, software and internet fields at a time when they are well established and the chaos, experimentation, excitement and optimism are somewhat less than they were forty years ago.