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Classical Music Complexity

An article in The Guardian today discusses music and complexity. In ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength‘, Alan Davey writes that “the inherent beauty, complexity and mystery of classical music will see it endure”. He’s arguing … 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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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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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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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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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

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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