The finest in live generative songcraft

Staggered Labs is an exercise in abstraction, a band with no members. The medium is MIDI; the mission is to bring some much needed artistry into the mostly academic world of generative music and composition. This is accomplished by designing, building, testing and deploying software that endlessly writes and performs its own compositions. We subsequently use this software to broadcast the output instantaneously, or in some instances record it.

To hear the latest stream, Static Void, click the speaker at the top of the page. To hear Facets, go to the Facets live stream page and click the speaker from there. Our recorded material, including the 80s mixtape/playlist/science project Jollies, can be found under Renderings.

Facets has just been redeployed with the new version of Aleator, and Static Void is finally seeing daylight!

The Aleator is the VST .NET assembly at the core of the operation. Read about how it works and how it fits into the stack.

Theories, algorithms, axioms, methodologies, manifestos, issues, ideas and probably some random bullshit.

*If Aleator is offline you will hear a fallback recording of a previous performance. Enjoy that.

Staggered Labs | 2018


Architect & Selector : Kwame

Administrator : Lane

Development Machine : Unicron

Production Machine : Marcel

Production Machine : Xerxes


Online, 2014