Monday, September 30, 2013

Music and Boston

stumbled on this video while in Boston also encountered [sound icon]

Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Serialism and AC Toolbopx

I am thinking about analysis of given material and doing that on a human scale and computer scale, or maybe more appropriately doing that analysis in a way that favors human strengths and computer strengths. Listening to the first serial distribution of velocity and amplitude example (starting at 2:25) I am struck by the how landing on the quieter pitches creates phrases. I am reminded of abstract paintings that I used to make where I would then go back with a black ball point pen and outline facial features and or full faces. At 3:50 the landing point seems to be louder notes. Of course the duration has a big effect, I also think the first couple of phrases perceived have an import bearing on the perception of phrase. I say perception of phrase as there is no intention on the part of the algorithm to create a phrase, but we still perceive one, or rather, my ear and brain group it that way. The section at 6:00 is an interesting strategy to orchestrate based on choices.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

country (for some reason)

love the 70's sound and solid les paul

Friday, September 06, 2013


Order from prescience

Thursday, September 05, 2013

3d printing

I did a 3-d printing class at CCRMA last week. I ended up making a light (unintentionally). This was a series of experiments into this area.