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It's an honor to welcome Ben Clark, a fan of this website and a professional drummer based in London, now writing and touring with Zooni. Though Ben is primarily a drum kit player, he is passionate about percussion of all kinds, particularly the marimba and vibraphone. Ben has played with some of the finest musicians on the planet, and is now contributing to the myNoise project with one of his favorite instruments.

The marimba is a gorgeous instrument that is capable of creating beautifully sonorous combinations of polyrhythms, intertwining together to make something that keeps changing — even more so on myNoise with its unique audio engine that relies on free-running tracks. Even at startup, the generator plays differently. Have a try by reloading the page; it's subtle, but not for the trained ear.

The attentive listener will also notice two synthesizer tracks on this soundscape. I have always been reluctant to mix electronic and acoustic sources, as the charm of one often destroys the charm of the other. It’s like mixing horses with motorcycles in the same race. Now, there are some artists that do master such an eclectic blending of acoustic and electronic sounds, and Peter Gabriel is my favorite. I was surprised to find two synth tracks on Ben's contribution and was ready to discard them without further judgement as I believed I am yet to have someone like Peter Gabriel among my fans. However, I then realized that these two tracks were sonic gems, totally making sense sonically in the soundscape. And this, to me, confirmed the indisputable talent of Ben Clark.

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  This setting inspires me to question, to investigate, to explore the unknown with hope. It's like discovering a whole new world in each musical figure.

  I love the major key of this generator! It's just the thing to use to keep me going while I'm researching.

  This may just be the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. I resonate with these tonal generators in the major key much more than the darker sounding ones, and this one is my new favorite. Thanks Ben and Dr. Pigeon!

  This setting is so cheerful! But calm.

  My new instant favorite!

  I run it on different animate settings. What a great soundscape, I didn't expect that. The synthesizer fits perfect into this. Sometimes it sounds like a everchanging Philip Glass track.

  One thing I love about this site is the collaborations featuring so many talented people. This is a gem - a happy, positive, relaxing, meditative sound.

  Perfect for letting your mind explore things - will probably also work for physical exploration, like hiking.

  Very interesting, definitely lots to be listened to!

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Slow MarimbasFast PaceLullaby Surprise!

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Each slider controls a particular audio stream; adjust sliders to taste and mood. The animation button turns the soundscape into an slowly evolving texture. Use this feature if you intend to listen to the generator over a long period of time!