Author Archives: Guy

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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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 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: 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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