Author Archives: Guy

Complexification

Complexification is a collaborative project with Sun Hammer (Jay Bodley of Portland, Oregon). The project is based on a set of rules: 0. Each make a short, simple piece of music. 1. Swap a copy of the piece with the other … Continue reading

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An interactive header image on AFX’s http://user48736353001.com/ changes vertical and horizontal pixellation with mouse position. The background image rotates, whilst the pixels remain in the same orientation, producing a coarse-grained Moiré effect. At the highest resolution – with the mouse … Continue reading

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Dynamic Range

I’ve been investigating the dynamic range of some music, using this plugin for the foobar2000 music player: http://www.pleasurizemusic.com/de/free-downloads. This tool is useful for analysing my own music, for improving my mixes. I also tested the albums that I use for … Continue reading

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Sloane’s gap: cultural influences in mathematics

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is a useful resource for my Tintinnabuli Mathematica music project. For each sequence, the OEIS lists the first few terms and describes the algorithm that produces it. I use these algorithms to generate … Continue reading

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Tintinnabuli in ChucK

With a little input from my own work in programming tintinnabuli music, Arve Knudsen  has created a real-time generative piece using the ChucK programming language. Although it’s based on a short and simple ascending sequence of notes, the algorithm generates … Continue reading

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2014

A retrospective look at some of the good things I’ve listened to during 2014, in no order. Powell – Club Music (Diagonal Records) A belter this one. Includes a collaborative track with Russell Haswell, who also released Foxy / One … Continue reading

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Exploring the Adjacent Possible in Music

A few things seemed to have aligned themselves recently, so here’s an attempt to cobble them together into a meaningful form. This is an edited version, with more references, but without a proper conclusion. Richard D James has answered 25 … Continue reading

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