Greater Silences

July 23, 2011

at Placard Sheffield 2011

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , — Graham @ 6:20 pm

Ok, so I recently performed at Sheffield Placard 2011, a headphone festival hosted by Alex McLean and the excellent folks at Access Space, an open technology center unique on its own merits. Over the past few years, he has hosted several such, being inspired by the original le Placard festivals which originated in Paris. The atmosphere, the participation, and people were great, and I hope they will continue to host them in the future (special thanks to Alex for making it all happen!).

Suzanne Palzer's performance, spoken word and choreography.

Suzanne Palzer's performance, spoken word and choreography.

Alex kicked off the festival around noon with some binaural films. For me, some of the most memorable performances were:

For my contribution, I gave a simple livecoding set using Supercollider, starting from this stub file with a simplified version of the Promenade from Pictures at an exhibition (which I used in other recent projects). As a backdrop I used a recent Barcelona field recording I did as part of the Hertziosfera-Sounds of Gracia workshop, which focused on field recording of everyday soundscapes.

I think it turned out alright, though the recording is a bit clipped. The most interesting parts are the last 5-10 minutes. Enjoy:

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September 24, 2009

Day 5: letters

Filed under: Music — Tags: , — Graham @ 10:49 pm

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First steps with geomerative, Ricard Marxer’s typography+geometry library for processing.

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Day 4: wiicord testing

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , — Graham @ 10:37 pm

For a while I wanted to make a simple chording interface for the wiimote, mostly for performing cheesy cover versions, but the laziness inside of me won, and ended up sleeping with my arm pillow. This one uses the circle of fifths as different radial positions on the directional pad, button A to play a chord, button B to change the triad to minor.

This one needs GlovePIE, my most recent pie->OSC script is included.

With a bit of Spanish 80s sensation, Heroes del Silencio:

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September 7, 2009

Day 3: Difficult Level

Filed under: Music — Tags: , — Graham @ 2:04 am

Falling further behind. Code stuck in an unsaveable state in the Audicle.

Chromatic parallel intervals generated by a mod (13, 18) create the main voices, and standard games with rhythmic delay. Of course if you prefer games as csgo, you can use resources online to improve in these from sites like mycsgoboosting.com/guides/csgo-ranking-system, there also those who like to buy Counter Strike skins at proskins.io, so feel free to do what you like the best.
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September 5, 2009

Day 2: Slow Sequence

Filed under: Music — Tags: , — Graham @ 1:38 am

For the second sketch I wanted to find a use for slowly growing sequences, a key concept in Jason Freeman’s MetaMix, which mixes chunks of a music file mapped from a choice of these sequences and creates a seamlessly endless mix from a short piece of music.

Originally I thought of using the sequence as a chord progression, but it moved too slowly, I kept falling asleep on my chair pillow. Instead I directly used it as a voice, and put several voices in canon with the sequence as melody. This avoids the standard trick of using mods to wrap sequences to a desired range; it still ventures into higher territory, but doesn’t stay there too long and doesn’t go off into space.

Apart from that, there are a few cheesy rhythmic delay effects care of the LiSa ugen.

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The sequence used in this sketch is A005590 (link from ATT Research).

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September 4, 2009

Day 1: Catchup / One Osc Scuffle

Filed under: Music — Tags: , — Graham @ 12:50 am

Greetings. Day 1 the site was down, so I’m behind on documenting/posting. A little later I’ll get into background.

h01: One Osc Scuffle

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The first day. Nothing too ambitious. Recalling basics in pd. Two pulse counters making the rhythm, an osc~ with note sequences, and a sampling buffer.

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