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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:30 pm

a small left turn before we get back to this awesome thread -
Just an observation-
The Makey Makey can't be a British invention because the only fruit and veg you guys know over there come out of a tin . . . . . . . . Um, I'll get my hat and coat now
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:54 pm

Here is a link to the Glass Orchestra.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_GbnHPuzbIc

For the past 37 years we have been designing, building, performing on and touring the world with over half a ton of glass instruments. The touring has slowed down and we've broken a number of the instruments but we still enjoy exploring the sonic possibilities of glass.

I was cleaning the archives the other day and found a number of CDs. If anybody wants a copy of Live From The Archives Vol 1 and 2 I'd be happy to send them if you would cover the cost of the mailer and stamps, in other words - free CDs. I also found some of the original LPs pressed on clear vinyl (of course) but I am keeping those. (Not because vinyl sounds better- hah!)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:26 am

ManFromGlass wrote:Here is a link to the Glass Orchestra.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_GbnHPuzbIc

For the past 37 years we have been designing, building, performing on and touring the world with over half a ton of glass instruments. The touring has slowed down and we've broken a number of the instruments but we still enjoy exploring the sonic possibilities of glass.

Wow - I didn't realise we had another star in our midst ManFromGlass! 8-) ;)

That video is wonderful, and truly musical (so many more unusual instruments seem to end up being used for sound effect exotica rather than REAL music).

I applaud your skills, both as designers and musicians :clap:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:16 pm

really Martin, blush, not a star, just a regular working musician. (When there is work). I wish I had half your talents and eclectic abilities! You are into some seriously cool things!
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Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:15 pm

Now this is certainly innovative, and great fun to boot ;)

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the wonderful machine by Olov Ylinenpää & Jens Peterson-Berger that is: 'Ajna @ svt Kobra '

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnxQ2iwI8Fw


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Yet another fascinating video to inspire and intrigue! 8-)

"Radionics Radio is a project by Resonance FM's Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence Daniel Wilson. It draws on the radionic idea that thoughts can be intuitively linked to clusters of frequencies. From this, it is possible to explore unusual alternative tuning systems supposedly embodying certain thoughts. "

'Radionics Radio - Radionics in Relation to Sound (Part One)':



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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:53 pm

Oh, and if you get totally intrigued by the concept of Radionics like I did, here's another short video containing a few examples of sound clusters relating to radionic thought-to-frequency conversion:




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Kwackman » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:15 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Here is a link to the Glass Orchestra.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_GbnHPuzbIc

That was a very interesting few minutes, that must be amazing to see live.
Congrats, MFG, great stuff.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:37 pm

Martin and everybody,
Please keep posting more about sound sculptures and unusual music devices. They are fantastic!

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:04 pm

I'm always on the lookout for more interesting and inspiring sonic snippets, so I do my best to keep updating the two threads here :thumbup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:38 pm

This may only last 21 seconds, but I can't stop playing it again and again ;)

"First teaser for the new edition of MIRA Festival"

"The Installation 1 is related to the Sound, and it represents an abstract audio setup where the sound waves generated by the speakers are captured with a kind of crystal vibrating sensors, and transmitted to a magnetic hologram machine which creates this evolving metallic ball."



Hope you enjoy it too! :beamup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:56 pm

You can't get much more innovative than this - turning a landscape picture into music!! :o

"The Soundscape Instrument is an object that translates painted landscapes into sound. The ‘scores’ are detailed gouaches on paper of actual landscapes, which subsequently are perforated following unique features of the landscape, (i.e. the horizon line, the lines of the trees, the pattern of the birds flying, etc.). Once perforated the painting is played via the music box."




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:36 pm

Now if this isn't innovative, I don't know what is ;)

"BURNING PIPES - The Pneumatic Orchestra

Kinetic audiovisual installation for burn
displayed during burn Selector Festival 2011

Movement of the cans is controlled by 9 independent stepper motors connected to the Arduino board while the sound is purely analogue - air pumped by 9 ordinary mattress pumps blows into the "whistles" at the top of plexiglass pipes. Tone is modulated by the current position of the can.

Lots of soldering, gluing, screwing, cutting and coding :D "




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:24 pm

Now here's something unusual:

"XOXX Composer turns the inner functions of sampling, looping, and sequencing, into tangible, kinetic, sculptural form. Wheels turn. Magnets trigger sounds. The result is a mechanical take on patterned sound...

The physical interface is made up from eight rotating discs allowing the user to layer up to eight different sounds. Every disc is quantised into four bars, which is indicated by the coloured lines on their faces, and each bar is divided into four steps. That means every disc has sixteen steps which allows the user to explore a variety of different music styles and degrees of complexity."

I WANT one!! :thumbup:




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:27 pm

Here's something different - the Shore Scene Soundtrack is about mimicking the sea, or imitating a very common piece of nature, by using 2 hands and a piece of carpet.

And remarkably realistic it is too! 8-)




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:00 pm

"Play the Soundtrack to Outer Space in an Interactive Installation" says the title, and although the sounds themselves are somewhat uninspiring to my ears, the way their various parameters relate to the individual stars, and the way you move between them using robotic arms, is most seductive:

Ladies and gentlemen, behold 'Stellar', from Francesco Fabris




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Here's a feast for the eyes as well as the ears:

Ladies and gentlemen, the source of Vellum’s sound is the improvised, drone-like double bass play of Eduardo Rodriguez. 3D specialist and technician Rob Rauchfuss and 3D artist and compositor Peter Kienetz turned Benjamin Alejandro’s recording of Rodriguez’s double bass drones into 3D animations. With some clever editing, Vellum becomes a mesmerizing work to see and hear:

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And the video itself:

http://vishalshah.co.uk/vellum/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:23 pm

Innovative indeed

::vtol:: silk

"The installation is tracking the real time changes in the market activities related to cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Litecoin – independent and uncontrolled by any state peer-to-peer payment systems. Constantly changing currency rate of of Bitcoin against major world currencies is influencing the strain of strings in installation and the way the picks are hitting them. The robotic system of the artwork is directed by a computer algorithm: influenced by dynamic changes of data, the installation sounds like a complex sound instrument.

Technically, the installation consists of two poles of 2 meters height. Each stand sprouts 5 diagonal strings which correspond to 5 currencies (US dollar, Yuan, Euro, Canadian dollar and Russian ruble). These strings are pulled on special automatic tuners moved by stepper motors directed by computer algorithm. Each motor features high precision of movement, which allows very precise tuning of string even with quite insignificant changes of parameters."



Woo! :shock:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:51 pm

Ah, it's Sunday. A time of reflection and creativity, and a chance to experience the self-made instruments of Melbourne musician and instrument builder Rod Cooper.

Cooper raids hard rubbish collections (shh), building sites and is increasingly interested in reusing and recycling materials, rescuing his material from landfill. Ultimately though his interest is about creating an instrument that makes sense and feels part of him.

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"As a performer when you’ve made your own instrument you know it in a different way. You’re inside it. That’s a big difference for me. When I’m playing instruments that I haven’t built. They just don’t feel comfortable. They’re not like my shoes that I’ve worn into the shape of my feet."

Click here to explore the whole experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Br5GVa8fvI


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:52 pm

Now this may be entitled 'Haptic Hang Drum' (an experimental instrument made with motorised sliders, servo motors and hall effect sensors), but I suspect if I call it a 'The Ping Pong-Powered Drum Machine' you'll get the idea even more quickly ;)




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