Friday, December 31, 2010

Classic Shatner

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Phasing Percussion

A picture from my mother, while she and my father were visiting Palo Alto for Christmas.

I have been experimenting with having several streams of percussion sounds out of phase. In this case it is three separate sounds and they are controlled by a single master tempo. I am beginning to like this work, which is an extension of some earlier phase experiments in SuperCollider. The patterns still feel a little predictable, but I am starting to find the sweet spot. It looks like these will be the last 2 things I put into my 2010 folder on my server. So goes 2010!

Take 1 ----->

Take 2 ----->

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Another instalment in the development of Drops. Finally got some of the bass hits I wanted and some of the spatial counterpoint. Maybe it is still to subtle, tomorrow will tell.

Also had a great walk across Stanford today. I found this piece of metal along the way.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have been making some sketches for a collaborative project with Jean-Pierre. My side of the idea is a world of sounds that respond to different time frames. The following are a set of bells that I made in SC and am rather taken with the sound of. This is an improvisation where I shift the amount of reverb and the tempo clock.

The picture has nothing to do with the project other than it is a place that I once was that had metal and skin objects for me to hit.

Bell Improv One

Friday, December 17, 2010

Shotwell Performance and a new sketch

I have been continuing work on the the Ocean Drops sketch. Here is another take.
Drops V3

Also getting ready for a performance tommorow in San Francisco. Katharine Hawthorne and I are performing SoundLines.

SoundLines from christopher jette on Vimeo.

I am also going to do a solo laptop set of Computer Tap with projection. It should come off nicely.

The event will take place at Shotwell Studios. Here is the info.

AIM: Artists in Motion
Footloose presents at Shtowell Studios
Saturday, December 18, 2010 8 PM

Choreographers and composers showcasing their work are:
Christina Miglino & Adderly Bigelow with sound by Damon Macgregor and Griffith Snyder
Sheila Coleman & Sophia Leiby with composer Gretchen Jude
Katharine Hawthorne with composer Christopher Jette
PLUS special guest Sheena Johnson/REBEL HOME
Feedback welcome following performance. Cash bar open before and after the show.

Shotwell Studios: 3252-A 19th Street, between Folsom/So. Van Ness, San Francisco, easy street parking, close to 16th Street BART/MUNI
Admission: $5-$10 cash/checks only at the door
Info/Res: (415) 289-2000

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ocean Granulation

I made a granulation tool that uses weather data for the sound files and control files. I have been experimenting with this granulator and have come up with this sketch of a piece. Who knows, it may be a finished piece. It is actually pretty close to the fabulous sound that a hurricane makes. And this is about as long as one of those blows would last. It would be more convincing if there were things flying about though,

OceanScape V2