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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:12 pm

Now sounds don't get much more innovative than this:

"With a simple brainwave scanner, some looping psychedelic footage, and an algorithm for music composition, it turns out you can transform brainwaves into elegant symphonies."

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And here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMH4VFY6cFk



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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Now I know that plenty of guitarists use looper pedals, but this performance of Jimi Hendrix songs by the cellist Rachel Lander is so good that it most definitely merits a post here in the 'Innovative sounds & recording methods' thread:

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And the inspiring video itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boYvt3c_0eQ

Enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:33 pm

Sometimes folk manage to achieve more than loud squeals from feedback, and even manage on occasion something that sounds peaceful and meditative.

Behold the sound of empty space from Adam Basanta on Vimeo:

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Listen and chill out for a while! :thumbup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:44 pm

Some people have altogether too much free time :lol:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:08 pm

or they are good with the art speak language and get lots of government grants!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:05 pm

The Pendulum Sound Machine Re-imagines The Record Player

"This beautifully crafted instrument subverts the rotation of the record player to produce a playfully dainty, hail-on-glass-like audible atmosphere. Triggered by molded dimples on a blank vinyl, the 16 plate-tapping brass-plated pendulums swing and strike the salad plates as the record makes its revolutions."

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Love it!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:23 pm

Now I love the music of Jon Hopkins, but this video is most illuminating on his design methods and live performance approaches:

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Now consume the fascinating content of the video itself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzquxwYnDvk


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:26 pm

And here's another fascinating interview with Jon Hopkins on his composing methods:

"My general view is just to have absolutely no planning in place at all and just to let my instinct kind of run wild a bit." — JON HOPKINS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6VA4PKoC0Y


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:57 pm

This one won't appeal to everyone, but for those with wide-ranging sonic interests, may I present the Full Concert Movie Documentary entitled 'People Who Do Noise (2008)'.

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"'People Who Do Noise’ is a film about the experimental music of Portland, Oregon. Extensive interviews and intimate performance footage provide an intense portrait of the motivations, emotions, and ideas that go into this uncompromising, sometimes brutal musical form. Unwavering in its focus, the film brings to light an art form unfathomable to many, with only the words of the musicians themselves providing any explanation for the pulsating sonic chaos they create."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGrN6Pe ... GDPIQyI48p

Stimulating, and lots more about the documentary here:

www.peoplewhodonoise.com/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:00 pm

This one is part installation, part innovative recording method - the New York-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Avram Fefer plays music in and around a Richard Serra sculpture at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.

The rust-colored sculpture, titled NJ-1, coils in on itself and took up most of the gallery floor, with the rest of the space filled with the reverberated sounds of Fefer’s improvised melody. More than a performance, the experience felt like the clash of two forces: the permanence of Serra’s metal meeting the ephemeral sounds of Fefer’s horn.

Avram Fefer: The Resonant Sculpture Project @ Gagosian Gallery, London




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:09 pm

I suspect some of you will have already seen and explored this fascinating site, but for those who haven't, it's a must - behold Radio Garden:

Explore live radio by rotating the globe

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http://radio.garden/live/new-york/nyu/

What fun!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:35 pm

Now here's a fresh twist - CD players (in this more specifically the Sony Discman) are now being circuit bent so they can glitch on demand, with some intriguing results.

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Have a listen to this 'Discbitch' in action and judge for yourself! 8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9izu74FtZo

And if like me you're intrigued enough to explore the options a little further, here's the creator's write-up on how the Discbitch evolved:

https://r20029.wordpress.com/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:19 pm

Today's innovative sound utilises 'a shimmering spatial drone of zithers being activated by stones hanged in a motor-driven cable, creating a mesmerizing play of echoes.

It was exhibited at City Sonic Sound Art Festival, Belgium, 2016.'




Love it! :thumbup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:46 pm

Now this project is MOST intriguing!

"A 3D-Printed Ear Explores What It Means to Be a Machine

Networked with the internet, a 3D-printed ear appropriately titled, Ears After All, explores what it means to be a machine. Created by Saurabh Datta, a multimedia artist who incorporates science, technology and philosophy into his practice, the “hearing post” is fixed to a wall and listens to anything spoken in front of it.

Upon hearing phrases, the ear goes online and searches words related to itself like “hearing” and “sounds.” As this process unfolds, observers see this action on a side projection from what Datta calls the ear’s “backend terminal soul.” To represent the audience, Datta built a speaking post that recites poems filled with words related to sound"

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How watch it in action!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Now these sounds may not be innovative, but the recording method certainly is ;)

Ladies and gentlemen - I present to you 'Future Drums - Solenoid Grooves'

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Now watch the solenoids in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRUV-hTGKl4


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:59 pm

I'd buy a massage chair made of these!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:I'd buy a massage chair made of these!
:)

So you have a dream of being treated like a drum kit then? :beamup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:44 pm

Beats me!

Badum tish :smirk:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:27 pm

That makes the perfect excuse to post a link to the wonderful Steve Hubback and his bespoke cymbal & gongs - Steve prefers to be known as an 'Metalkymist' ;)

http://www.stevehubback.nl/category/fotos/

Here's one of his more interesting creations, the very versatile-sounding 'Earth Chandelier Sound Sculpture'

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Here it is in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrodm2IFpg


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 pm

And here's Steve Hubback in full flow, soloing at Viggiano International Harp Fest with a set of his unique instruments:

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And the video performance itself:

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


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