Author Archives: Guy

BCA#39 GIF

Block cellular automaton, rule number 39 in the Wolfram Atlas of Simple Programs, 40 cells × 40 generations. GIF made with just 2 frames: original + inverted image, 50 ms.

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2015 reading

Most of the stuff I read in 2015 was about economics and politics. This was a deliberate effort to plug some gaps in my knowledge, prompted by following the news on the deepening economic crisis in Greece, the subsequent rise … Continue reading

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Sonic Complexity / Gmebogosse

I’ve written up some basic tests on the subject of sonic complexity. This is available via Gmebogosse, an online platform for music and text by Eric Frye. Gmebogosse 001 is a cassette mix by CF + essay by Duncan Laurie; … Continue reading

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2015 music

Some of the things I’ve enjoyed listening to this year: Rian Treanor – A Rational Tangle (The Death of Rave) Mark Fell named some tracks on his UL8 album ‘Acid in the Style of Rian Treanor’. Connie Treanor narrated the … Continue reading

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Complexification Junto

The Disquiet Junto is an open group for musicians based on weekly projects that involve some kind of rule or constraint. I’ve been part of it since the start in 2012, when the first assignment was “Please record the sound … Continue reading

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Aesthetic + Complexity Word Frequency

Google Ngram Viewer shows the frequency of words or phrases in books. This the chart for the words aesthetic and complexity between the years 1700 and 2000:Complexity overtakes aesthetic from 1962, and the frequency of both dip around the time of … Continue reading

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Hardly Itself (ALKU 139)

I’m very happy to announce the publication of a conversation between myself and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Our discussion starts with Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a, a generative piece of music that I translated for EVOL. I’ve written about the technical … Continue reading

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