Monday, April 19, 2010

SC improv's

I have been playing with SuperCollider and happy to be learning control in the domain. Here are a few improvs from the day.
imrpov 1

improv 2

improv 3

Saturday, April 17, 2010

trajectory Version 2

Here is a better mix, with a few more details of the piece posted yesterday. THis is nearing completion.


Thursday, April 15, 2010


I was listening to Point Line Cloud and fixated on the trajectory of the gestures. I started thinking about how I might implement some of this in SuperCollider and came up with a few things. I then ran the code and edited down to a series of gestures which I assembled by hand and mixed with the previous liveCODING post audio. While this is not perfect yet, the trajectory is rather compelling. I think it needs some connective tissue in places and another mixing session. But, an interesting start. What a fun morning!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

rotating tables

FOTB 2008 - Brighton - James Paterson - 02 from Jon MacDonald on Vimeo.

Here is a compelling use of 3D space for audio work. It would be nice to take this further in Jitter. SHould not be to hard. Hopefully I will work it out in the next couple of weeks.

I took the train back today and had a great time making with SuperCollider. Here is an excerpt of a little live coding improv. Nothing spectacular, just fun.

A shot from where the train stopped on the bridge, suspending me over the ocean. It sorta works with the sound world doesn't it?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Amazing Stories

Here is a video that I created with Angus Forbes. He did the visuals and I provided the sound. This was created for a concert that I just organized (last night April 10) at the Palo Alto Children's theater. Scott Cazan and Bjorn Erlich performed live electronic improvisation. The concert was in introduction of sorts to electronic music as a prelude to a series of classes that I will teach this summer and as part of the Palo Alto Teen Literacy program, which chose Fahrenheit 451 as a theme, hence the sci-fi imagery.

AmazingStories Version 2 from christopher jette on Vimeo.