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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 pm

Ah. That is a very different kettle of worms :lol:
It was not at all clear from the original vid, and I must say I'm seriously impressed - not something I want to try myself, but yes impressive :thumbup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Sorry, I suspect I didn't choose the best video originally then - I though it was shorter, and demonstrated the hand movements more clearly than the others, but with hindsight you probably did need the extra practical info to make sense of those moves.

The results are stunning though - here's yet another impressive live performance from Chagall and her wonderful voice, which will of course now make a lot more sense to Folderol ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks19HI3r2yQ

And here's the original feature I stumbled across yesterday in 'The Verge', containing even more info, even down to her learning of C++ to implement the body motion sensor array.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC HAS A PERFORMANCE PROBLEM, AND THIS ARTIST IS TRYING TO SOLVE IT

"While the gloves allowed van den Berg to control audio and video with her hands, she wanted to do more: how could she use her whole body instead of just her hands? The iteration she’s now working on combines the gloves with a motion-capture suit, the kind of thing generally used to record people’s movements for video games or films. For now, she has one song programmed to use all the tech she’s wearing, but the goal is to eventually expand to a full, hour-long show. That’s not an easy task. Along the way, she’s had to learn C++, find a company to lend her sensors (she doesn’t own the system, estimating the total cost at around $12,000), and continuously experiment with new combinations of existing technologies across platforms to tie it all together."

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/5/18277 ... cking-suit


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Folderol » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:15 pm

Just stumbled across this, and can't think an any better place to mention it.
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What particularly caught my attention is that it seems the most completely cross-platform synth I've ever come across :bouncy:

Scroll down and take a look at the second vid "Phase Scope demo" It really is quite beautiful... Music's not bat either :tongue:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Ooh, that is a good find Folderol! :thumbup:

Here's a screenshot of that video you recommended, which does indeed sound good.

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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm

MUSICAL TABLE by kouichi okamoto

"The musical table has 504 volume controls installed on the top plate,
and there are 504 musical box movements which each play only a single sound.

The motor revolving speed of the musical boxes are adjusted by the volume of
the table, and the musical boxes play sound at random."

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Now watch it in action - towards the end the sounds get to be most inspiring!


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Zimoun : Compilation Video 3.8 (2019)

Following in the footsteps of the 504 musical boxes in my previous link, here's a wonderful compilation of sound-making devices on a grand scale.

'Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun's minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.'



Loads of inspiration for new sounds here! :clap: :thumbup: 8-)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Arpangel » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 am

I once got a job recording the sound effects for a film, they wanted a large prison door closing, I ended up putting mic's on my oven door, it was perfect, and the food racks inside rattled as it closed making the sound of tinkling keys, I slowed it down quite a lot to make it "bigger" I went to the screening in a large cinema and my sounds held up on the big speakers OK.
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Arpangel » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am

Martin Walker wrote:MUSICAL TABLE by kouichi okamoto

"The musical table has 504 volume controls installed on the top plate,
and there are 504 musical box movements which each play only a single sound.

The motor revolving speed of the musical boxes are adjusted by the volume of
the table, and the musical boxes play sound at random."

MUSICALBOX.jpg



Now watch it in action - towards the end the sounds get to be most inspiring!


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That's amazing!!!! (Understatement) thanks for that, a simple idea really, but someone's done it!
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Tingle - Dutch Design Week 2014

"Tingle brings the acoustic touch and feel to the digital music controller."

by Nupky Design




It's not often that I view a video for this thread and instantly want the device for my own use, but I most definitely want one of these! 8-)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:26 am

SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA

"Messier relied on a combination of MaxMSP, Ableton Live, and Maxforlive, and homemade micro-controllers built by his friend and collaborating artist Samuel St-Aubin. The resulting clash of mechanical rhythms, flashing lights and the presence of the analog, vintage sewing machines invites a contemplation of the relationship between sound and the objects that make it, a recurring theme in Messier’s work.

Taking a closer look at its physical workings, Sewing Machine Orchestra is as interesting practically as it is in theory. Using the wheel of each sewing machine as a potentiometer, an instrument similar to the knob that controls the volume on audio equipment, Messier conducts the eight machines together to produce a sound halfway between cacophony and melody, between old and new technology."




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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Wonks » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:53 am

Sewing machine orchestra? But isn't a group of eight Singers called an octet?
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:32 pm

I've only just worked out why Wonks sings flat - he always lowers the tone whenever he gets involved ;)


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Wonks » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm

It's true! :D
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm

Ahh, but isn’t he also a few beats ahead of the rest of us? :D
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby fruitcake » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm

This one looks, and sounds, interesting. Too bad I’m on the wrong coast.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/arts ... estra.html
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:01 pm

Indeed, and I did like the piece in the video at the end. :thumbup:
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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Sonica: Infinite Lives

"Robots, kinetic sculptures, modified technology and real live sea monkeys populate Robbie Thomson’s new work, inspired by the farthest extent of our perceptions. Infinite Lives turns Kings Place into a science laboratory, as the weird and fascinating objects come to life with special lighting effects, video footage and an irresistible electronic beat, experimenting with the limits of our own consciousness."



"Premiered 2017 at the Grand Theatre, Groningen, followed by performances at CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras), Morelia & CENART (Centro Nacional de las Artes), Mexico City; Sonica 2017, Glasgow; Sonica 2018, London and Digital Design Weekend, Jakarta, Indonesia as part of Arts and Technology UK/Indonesia 2016-18."

Now this is what can be achieved when performance/sculpture artists get proper financial backing for their projects! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here's Robbie Thomson's web site if you want to find out more about his work: http://www.robbiethomson.co.uk/


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Re: Innovative sounds & recording methods

Postby okkkiam » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:55 pm

I think that is pretty nice for sure.
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