"Float"

Didymus' "Float"

With SSEYO Koan Software

Timothy Didymus' "Float" was published by SSSEYO in 1997. Float, a landmark release by Timothy Didymus, featured Koan pieces written and recorded between 1995 and 1996. The principal reason Float was not released before 1997 was because of all the work required to create and test a range of pieces for 10 soundcards.

Float included an enhanced CD that featured the Koan pieces and the Koan software required to play them, and, thankfully, audio recordings of some of them, too (Timothy has kindly allowed us to feature below a number of the recordings and you can hear them below). The recordings were made direct from soundcard to DAT, and with no after effects, over dubs or treatments applied - making them all the more remarkable.

We first met Timothy in 1993/4 when he helped us record Koan Plus. It was our incredible luck and good fortune to have met him as he developed an interest in creating Koan music with Koan Pro and became one of our early beta testers. It turned out he was not just good it it, he was brilliant to such a degree that he deserves his rightful place in the history of generative music - as a pioneer right at the very beginning and one who remains active right to this day.

Generative Music Historians / Collectors

Judge for yourself just how significant Float was to the history of generative music. If we remember correctly, only a thousand or so were ever made, so if you bought or own a copy, and have kept it, you are a very lucky person indeed!

Further Timother Didymus related links:

Timothy Didymus' Float with SSEYO Koan Software front
Timothy Didymus' Float with SSEYO Koan Softwareback

Front:

FLOAT

Tim Didymus

& Koan Music

SSEYO Koan Sound Environments

ENHANCED CD

Back:

FLOAT
Tim Didymus

Ambient Koan pieces of exquisite beauty and form.

Koan music

A sound environment where Koan pieces - a special set of 'instructions' created by Koan artists - are interpreted by SSEYO Koan software to realise generative compositions each with unique identities.

Software

SSEYO Koan Web Platinum V2.1 player software

9 Koan pieces for each of the following soundcards:

  • Creative Labs AWE64/AWE32 &SB32
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 / Win 3.1
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 / Win 95
  • Yamaha DB50XG / compatible sound module
  • Yamaha Soft Synthesizer SGM-MM
  • Roland SCC1 / compatible sound module
  • IBM MWave
  • Gravis Ultrasound
  • Orchid NuSound
  • TDK MusicCard

None of the pieces are modifiable

Audio

  1. Sortilege (4:26)
  2. Midheaven (3:42)
  3. Sitar (5:04)
  4. E Huxleyi (2:41)
  5. Szingapur (4:51)
  6. Csudalatos (10:13)
  7. Romani (3:57)
  8. Bhartwo (3:06)
  9. Calm-Chance (3:09)
  10. Chill F.Z. (5:06)
  11. Pesha (4:38)
  12. Ababemihl (9:25)
  13. Clouds (4:43)

SSEYO Koan Web Platinum Music Player V2.1

System Requirements
Minimum (for non-rhythmic pieces - Koan Plus includes 5)
  • P90 PC or higher
  • 8Mb RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 / 95 / NT 4
  • Suitable soundcard
  • Mouse
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 2Mb free hard disk space
  • Audio tracks should play on any normal CD player

Recordings © Copyright 1996 SSEYO Ltd. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Koan Software © Copyright 1991-1998 SSEYO. All rights reserved. Unauthorised recording, copying, hiring, public performance, broadcasting or rental of this product prohibited. By using the SSEYO Koan software you are agreeing to all terms and conditions of the SSEYO Software License Agreement enclosed. Float is for non-commercial use only. Specifications subject to change without notice.

SSEYO, Koan, Konstellations and the SSEYO logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of SSEYO Ltd. in the UK and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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30 days installation support provided from date of purchase

Side:

FLOAT     TIM DIDYMUS

SSEYO Koan music

Enhanced CD

Konstellations 769490111213

Inside:

  • Float 4 page booklet (PDF)
  • Float back cover (PDF)
  • Float Enhanced CD (PDF [front])

    containing:

    1. Sortilege (4:26)
    2. Midheaven (3:42)
    3. Sitar (5:04)
    4. E Huxleyi (2:41)
    5. Szingapur (4:51)
    6. Csudalatos (10:13)
    7. Romani (3:57)
    8. Bhartwo (3:06)
    9. Calm-Chance (3:09)
    10. Chill F.Z. (5:06)
    11. Pesha (4:38)
    12. Ababemihl (9:25)
    13. Clouds (4:43)