Category Archives: Visual

5TRACKS

Tokinogake, a Japanese label, asked me to make a list of five tracks I like. I picked some folk songs. You might like them too: https://www.tokinogake.com/post/5tracks-guy-birkin—folk-song There are two other lists so far, one by a0n0 and the other by … Continue reading

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MoCap Fractals

Today I learned that some suits used for motion capture use a pattern that’s a variation of the Sierpinski triangle fractal. I happened to see a tweet from @LASTEXITshirts celebrating the birthday of actor Andy Serkis (56 today), and I … Continue reading

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6-Colour Block Cellular Automata

Here are some results of recent tests with 6-colour cellular automata. These are 6-state relations of the simple 2-state block cellular automaton that I use a lot, rule 39 in Wolfram’s notation which translates the output states of the rule … Continue reading

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PARSA – uvuvu

The latest album by PARSA makes for some nice spectrograms. PARSA has previously made music with cellular automata (CODE147) and has recently collaborated with Ramtin Niazi (CLEANBOUNCE VARIATIONS) and with Beckton Alps2 as PARSALPS (Reductions). Here are some of spectrograms … Continue reading

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Viridis Spectrograms

Viridis is a colour scale designed to meaningfully represent quantitative data and to be perceived clearly by everybody including those with colour blindness. It provides a perceptually uniform scale in both colour and greyscale. Using a viridis colour palette generator, … Continue reading

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Alvin Lucier – Criss Cross / Hanover

Spectrograms of Alvin Lucier’s new album, made with Sonic Visualiser, using the following settings: Amplitude scale: dBV^2, colour palette: green Sample window (x axis): Hann; 4096 samples; 93.75% overlap Frequency bins (y axis): all, log scale Criss Cross (top), Hanover … Continue reading

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Critical Reading and Listening

Political and economic turbulence in the UK since the EU referendum. A lot of news and uncertainty. Amongst all this, some things offer orientation, clarity and hope – critical analyses for times of crisis. And there’s been lots of good … Continue reading

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BCA#39 GIF 2

256 block cellular automaton patterns, 8×8 cells, generated from all possible initial conditions sorted in Gray code sequence. Initial row of cells is at the top. Gray code sorting means this row changes by only one cell at a time.

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TM9f4 blotch video

For the Share Ideas channel, Serge Goldwicht made this paint blotch video to go with my track Tintinnabuli Mathematica 9f4:

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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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