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Koan Music Player

SSEYO Koan has evolved into Wotja

SSEYO Koan Plus front
SSEYO Koan Plus back

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SSEYO Koan Plus was published in 1994.

It was the first publically released and retailed SSEYO Koan title. It included both a floppy disk for the included Koan pieces and Koan software required to play them, as well as an audio CD of recordings made of the pieces.

The music it generated (and that was on the CD) was not a patch on what can be done now with Wotja (it was the very early days for Koan, after all!), but it was SSEYO Koan Plus that luckily piqued Brian Eno's interest in SSEYO Koan Pro.

The Koan Music engine it used was developed by Tim Cole & Pete Cole at SSEYO (see also SSEYO Key History Credits).

SSEYO Koan Plus was distributed by Koch Media (4 02068 995577, ECD248001 KOCH Media VERTRIEB).

Generative Music Historians / Collectors

If we remember correctly, only one or two thousand were ever made, so if you bought or own a copy, and have kept it, you are a very lucky person indeed!



There is music and there is...

... Koan™ music

V1.0 NEW! Fabulous Everchanging Mood Music for your computer


SSEYO™ Koan™ Plus V1.0

'Koan Plus' is a revolutionary and trendsetting new musical addition to your desktop, allowing you to play everchanging mood music and record it to a MIDI file.

  • Did you buy a sound card and then hardly ever use it?
  • Do you want to relax and chill out occasionally?
  • Are you worried about copyright when you use music?
  • Do you want to hear where the future of music could lie?

Everchanging Ambient mood music is now possible on YOUR own PC - your PC need never sound the same again!

What does Koan Plus do on your PC?

Koan Plus generates always changing ambient music* that has the power to help create the moods you want in your environment.

As the Koan Music Engine composes its music in real time, whenever it plays it will be different - a real musical kaleidoscope; pieces can even include pre-set 'seed' melodies.

Why not try out Koan Plus for yourself? Just turn it on, then site back and marvel.

Attention: This is a license, not a sale. Carefully read the license before using this product. By using the product you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions of the license agreement.

* Koan Plus plays pieces that are created in Koan Pro, which is Koan Plus' big brother authoring system. Present and future recording rights have been relinquished to 8 of the 10 Koan plies supplied.

Copyright SSEYO Ltd 1994. All Rights Reserved. Koan, SSEYO and the SSEYO logo are trademarks of SSEYO Ltd.


Main Control module

Player module

Album and Piece Notes Viewer module

MIDI Channel / Note Spectrum module

  • Koan Plus software, 10 Koan pieces and 10 MIDI files, provided on a 3.5" HD floppy disk.
  • 10 studio mastered mood music tracks, recorded whilst saving the Koan pieces output to the MIDI files above, provided on CD - plus a free bonus audio track.
PC Requirements
Minimum (for non-rhythmic pieces - Koan Plus includes 5)
  • 20 MHz 386 PC
  • 2Mb RAM
  • DOS 3.0 (or higher)
  • Windows 3.1 (or higher)
  • Mouse
  • 3.5" 1.44MBb floppy drive for installation
  • 2Mb free hard disk space
  • PC sound card/MIDI interface with installed Windows MIDI driver
Strongly recommended (for all pieces)
  • 25 MHz 486 PC (or greater)
  • 4Mb RAM
  • DOS 5.0 (or higher)
  • Windows 3.1 (or higher)
  • Mouse
  • 3.5" 1.44MBb floppy drive for installation
  • 3Mb free hard disk space
  • PC sound card/MIDI interface with MIDI Mapper support and with best quality sound synthesiser - Wavetable or LA.





  • 12 page booklet (PDF)
  • Floppy Disk front (PDF)
  • Back cover(PDF)
  • Registration Card (PDF)
  • Audio CD (PDF [front])


    • Geraliton (5:03)
    • Campangolo (5:04)
    • Swirl (4:24)
    • Table Meditation (10:01)
    • Holistry (3:02)
    • Chanter (5:06)
    • Finding Mellow Spells (8:16)
    • The Trail (5:07)
    • Thung Zan (5:10)
    • Eco 1 (5:14)
    • Swirl Live (feat Tim Cole on guitar/bass, accompanying the Koan output) (4:40)