In a message dated 1/27/99 11:01:49 PM, you wrote: <<Are any of you using these ideas for your stuff? I know that people like Autechre and Funkstörung have been using algorithmically generated sequences. Autechre, for example, bring their Powerbooks on stage and play around with the algorithm parameters to make subtle variations to their "songs".>> Not for performance yet but for "jump starting" the creative juices I'll sometimes generate/tweak fractals in Kai Power Tools, import them into Metasynth, do some more tweakage, etc. etc. Good diversion from the fingers on strings thing.