Author Archives: Guy

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

Posted in Audio, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Complexity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Audio, Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Audio, Complexity, Music, Research | Leave a comment

Lab Doodle

A friend who I went to art college with found some of my old artwork recently, which I didn’t even know she had. It’s no work of art, just a photocopy of some doodles that I did during quiet periods … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Complexity | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Encoded Message

This week I’ve been listening to the latest release by TCF (Lars Holdhus) on Liberation Technologies, entitled 415C47197F78E811FEEB7862288306EC4137FD4EC3DED8B.   Like his previous releases, each track title looks like an MD5 checksum – a string of letters and numbers that encodes … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Music, Visual Perception | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments