Detritus 273

 

> authecre-izing websites? eg this one

 

> remix Ghost Poet

 


via diffusion magazine

 

Luigi Russolo: The Art of Noises (1916–) [PDF available IT, EN, ES, DE, FR, RU]

 

> insults of the classical variety

 

 

 

> Really wish I had time for a side trip to Tokyo, to experience this

 

> Japanese straw beasts

 

> Tracking mouse movement over one year = beautiful drawings

 

 

 


more info

 

> A great opportunity for a local NZ sound/music/artist – an artist residency with the audio foundation

 

5 Responses to Detritus 273

  1. leyton says:

    surely with that radioactive music as soon as one scales it to a “Scale” its a fail.
    ie it’s not translating, it’s interpretation…. oh and hey now its all harmonious! amazing

    sorry this type of stuff drives me crazy..

    -Im going to convert [insert abstract data from nature or the internet here] into music.
    -Wow thats a cool idea!
    -Yeah but i have to scale it up/down to the audible range, and/or confine it to a Musical scale ive chosen, or [insert something else that is nothing to do with the data]
    – oh so you’re just looking for a random trigger generator?
    – um , no im converting the size of leaves into music in Dm
    -oh, well i could pee on a contact mic if you wanted some random data.

    rant ends– Tim is there an example that wont drive me crazy out there?

    ps been nice to read about your trip

    • tim says:

      i hear you, i guess it is like some conceptual art – the results produced are one thing, but if the results are ‘sold’ based on the concept, then the concept needs to be well grounded…

      i think a better use of the concept of converting data from one medium to another could be to do with automation. You know how ProTools has preset fade shapes available for use? Well, imagine if one of the fade shapes was ‘sunset at Piha, with light intensity mapped to volume and light spectrum mapped to frequency’ – that could create some beautiful subtle processing using the beautiful complexity of nature… but it too is just a concept, if I actually tried to do it I might well find I need to scale the data in ways to make them appealing to me and/or other humans….

      It is surprising in many ways that more research isn’t done into this area – not making music from data, but using data from nature as potential automation and non-linear LFO sources…

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