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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm

That's rather clever :thumbup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:14 pm

Cedar Choppers: Big Bend National Park

No, it's not what you might think, but Andrew Stoltz and Travis Weller (AKA Cedar Choppers) performing a fine collection of improvisations in Big Bend National Park. Instruments: Viola (Weller) and The Owl (Stoltz and Weller).



Now that's tasteful yet and evocative! :clap:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:43 pm

I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby zenguitar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:03 am

blinddrew wrote:I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)

And what if your instrument is a Rainstick?

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:40 am

I clearly hadn't thought this through...
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby bubisa.ljubisa » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:49 pm

blinddrew wrote:I'm mostly envious of an environment where you can confidently take your instrument outdoors and not worry about being rained on. :)

Maybe try some pocket instruments. Like has anyone played with those new pocket synths from teenage engineering? They look sooooo cool
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:10 pm

Here's a humdinger of an invention, or to give it its proper title:

Koka’s BlinkWheel




Love this one to bits and back again!! 8-) :thumbup:


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Forum Admin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:20 pm

Who let Mr Sweep out of his box?

It is fun, though.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:18 pm

That's fantastic!

(with slight overtones of Mr Sweep - though it actually reminded me of the bridge riff of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ttGgIQpAUc )
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri May 04, 2018 3:29 pm

RITUAL for a 3D Printer

I'm always fascinated by people who manage to re-purpose existing machines to create new sounds - Koka Nikoladze is a Georgian artist based in Norway.

"RITUAL for a 3D Printer is an electroacoustic musical piece composed for a machine.
This work is another turn on investigating some essential aspects of musical expression and examining dramaturgic potential of mechanical objects.
Monotonous motion, repetitive evolvement, irregularly pulsing passages and then straightened rhythmical patterns, all are silhouettes and shadows of different rituals."



More from the creator here: http://nikoladze.eu/

Enjoy!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Wed May 16, 2018 3:06 pm

::vtol:: MSM mk2 - second version of metaphase sound machine

You can rely on our old friend ::vtol:: to consistently come up with innovative sounds/machines, and here's a cracker!

"The Metaphase Sound Machine is a kind of homage to the ideas of the American physicist Nick Herbert who in the 1970s has created both Metaphase Typewriter (Fig. 1) and Quantum Metaphone (a speech synthesizer). These were some of the first attempts to put the phenomenon of quantum entanglement in practice and one of the first steps towards the creation of a quantum computer."

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The project is co-commissioned by FutureEverything (Manchester) and Laboratoria Art&Science Space (Moscow)

Here's the hardware breakdown:

- stepper motors
- geiger counter
- 6 microphones
- 6 micro-speakers
- 1 channel, 20W sound system with 6 speakers
- arduino

software:

- pure data



Lots more info available here: http://vtol.cc/filter/works/metaphase-sound-machine


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 29, 2018 3:38 pm

The Apples in stereo: Teletron Mind-Control Interface for Synthesizer

Well you can't get much more innovative than this!

"Robert Schneider (The Apples in stereo singer/producer) practices using the Teletron, a modified Mattel MindFlex toy that uses EEG sensors, to play a Moog analog synth with his thoughts."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ0So3q9cT0

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Tue May 29, 2018 4:04 pm

I've seen the future, and it scares the willies out of me. :o
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm

Guessing a few of you will have seen this already but here's a fascinating video about constructing the next generation of the marble machine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFuUSe44jtk
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 pm

Phénomène Vibratoire N°4,2 ARAN part 3

"My unusual instruments during my concerts are presented as sound sculptures and provoke curiosity on how they will sound.
I position myself in the center of this set-up, as an orchestra conductor, creating an integration between Man and Machine.
Who directs who ? who plays what ? who plays the instrumental notes ? who processes the computer ?

I tell stories, imaginary sound poems.
The audience is invited in a surreal world where they will hear new sounds, as they can see me operate my sound machines."



Bruno Billaudeau builds some beautiful-looking and sounding instruments - see/hear for yourself:

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Now listen to it in action:


Give it time - it's a slow start, but it builds and builds. Magnifique! 8-)


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