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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:04 pm

"This cybernetic synth contains a brain grown from the inventor’s cells"

With a title like that it's almost impossible to resist watching the video is there? :bouncy:

"The core of this synthesizer was grown in a lab from actual living cells sliced right out of its creator. Skin cells are transformed into stem cells which then form a neural network – one that exists not in code, but in actual living tissue."

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Now watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G-vk5QWRsg


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:00 pm

I felt this was a little contrived, but it's nevertheless most innovative and neatly done, so ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Neil Mendoza’s 'The Electric Knife Orchestra' playing 'Stayin' Alive'

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:34 pm

Don't think this has been shared yet, but here's The Apprehension Engine: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/06/t ... on-engine/
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:38 pm

blinddrew wrote:Don't think this has been shared yet, but here's The Apprehension Engine: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/06/t ... on-engine/

Thanks blinddrew, but I posted about this back in May ;)

http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewt ... 75#p513360

Do please keep on the lookout for new and innovative links though 8-)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:51 pm

8 crazy instruments invented by famous musicians

Many of these are well known, but some of you may not have come across them all before, so here's a link to a recent yet fascinating BBC online article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/b4 ... b5f87700a5

By way of example, here's Pat Meheny's 'Pikasso':

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:12 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Thanks blinddrew, but I posted about this back in May ;)
I did do a search first, I promise! ;)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:32 pm

Light Chords @ Music Festival, teamLab Jungle - Night

‘Light Chords’ aims to create the sensation of being inside a massive musical instrument, touching the ‘strings’ to produce a sound and hearing it reverberate all around you. The beams of light rise into the sky when touched and then settle back down to be activated again.

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Now see it in action! www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSkMr1NGNl0


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm

Now this might not qualify for its innovative sounds, but the video accompaniment is positively beautiful, and innovative because Kamiel Rongen's trippy, fluid art videos a"re a kaleidoscopic pas de deux of water and paint contained within the artist's own aquarium. The paint, added to the tank at different pressures for different effects, seems to billow like smoke in one moment, crash like waves in another, and blaze like fire mere seconds later, all within its little glass fish bowl. It's way too easy to get lost in the psychedelia of it all."

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See what I mean? Now see everything moving in real time:




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:21 pm

Now this Kinetic sound installation certainly innovative, not for the sounds themselves, but the source of their stimulation:

"Computer algorithm collects from Internet the data on power and depth of shocks in planet's crust and captures all the earthquakes above 0.1 (Richter magnitude scale). On an average day there are up to 200 of such shocks. This data is converted into signals that control the motors which are attached to Thunder Drum acoustic drums."

R x2 by ::vtol:: and anastasiya alekhina



Once again, ::vtol:: has produced something most thought-provoking!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:26 pm

And now for something completely different ;)

André and Michel Décoster, working as Cod.Act, with Pendulum Choir

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"Pendulum Choir arose from our interest to realise a project on the theme of instrumental or vocal compositions and associate it to a machine, conceived and developed by us, to include the notion of movement. We wanted to establish a direct link between parameters of vocal music, such as the tone, the verbal material, the rhythm, the intensity, the density and mechanical parameters such as the speed, the position and the acceleration.

We also wanted to work on the direct effects produced by the movements and the positions of the singers on their voices; play on the constraints and the demands of the system. We wanted to provoke a natural relationship between movement and sound without an intermediate system of sensors and treatment of information. The themes of the vocal composition are breath and breathing. Throughout the performance the choir expresses different respiratory states, such as the breath of the ecstasy, respiratory oppression or the first breath. The movements of the machine place the singers in physical situations in connection with what they express vocally."

Now watch this installation in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CcEWgPtZ38


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:01 pm

Sharevari for Swarovski

From the ever-creative Yuri Suzuki, here's a project for Swarovski/Design Miami 2016, made from bespoke Cristal bells, which was manufactured by Swarovski




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:40 pm

Martin scouring the ends of the earth and then some finding more gems!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 pm

Not only has my mind been boggled, but my ghast has been flabbered too :o
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:08 pm

Scouring for gems to boggle the mind and flabbering the ghast is my new mission folks :thumbup:

Glad you're enjoying these links - I'm certainly enjoying ferreting them out :geek:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:55 pm

If you've not come across Michel Deneuve before, you're in for a treat.

Here he is playing the Cristal Baschet

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Now hear in in action! 8-)

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


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Hmmm, so how about this one then?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:39 pm

A most excellent link Folderol, but we posted about that 18 months ago:

www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 50#p458578

A good link is always worth repeating though ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:24 pm

{mutter}{mutter} late to the party {mutter}{sigh}
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:12 pm

Now here's something rather innovative, a music video by Sabrina Ratté, created using a modular video synthesizer:

"Video-synthesized vibrations ripple throughout Sabrina Ratté's new music video for Holly Waxwing. For "Chalant," off this month's otherworldly Peach Winks EP (Cascine & Noumenal Loom), the video artist procures her palette from her trusty LZX modular video synthesizer, producing a kind of powder pink and purple gallery space that undulates with extradimensional entities and paranormal fingerprint-unique patterns."

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Watch Sabrina Ratté's music video for Holly Waxwing's "Chalant" below:




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Here's How to Make Music With Only Your MIND!

"The title of Lisa Park’s art performance, Eunoia, means “beautiful thought” in Greek. Wearing a NeuroSky EEG headset, she sat encircled by dishes of water, each independently representing a different emotion. Her position in the center of it all, was thus place where she attempted to symbolize infinite unity, and to reach an enlightened stage during her meditative performance. Her brainwaves were translated into sound and visuals through the vibrating water on the dishes."

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