Monday, April 22, 2013
MUSIC FOR LIFE
Custom-made audio compositions to complement your life-environment.
3 pieces for each day of the week = 21 personalized sound palettes of varying lengths
You decide: Situational music, Mood enhancement, Sound for Purposes of Your Own Conception. 168
some possible sound ideas…………………………..
Music for Sleeping
Ringtones for your Cell Phone
House Cleaning Music
Music for your Pet
Answering Message sound
Music for visitors
Music for Neighbor-noise-abatement
Wake up music
This project was up for bid at an Oakland art gallery fundraiser in 2012.
It received zero bids.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Retail Audio Environment Research. The Science of how music affects the behavior of the customer.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thee Obscurantist created an application that generates the fundamental materials for a composition based on a modal, structural design.
The application first decides:
piece length (bars), number of root centers (modulation), number of phrases, meters, tempi and orchestration.
Next the application decides: mode, number of melodic cells, dynamics.
These generated materials are then combined to form the composition with only slight modifications, and supporting orchestration.
This 19:00 composition contains 480 bars, 18 parts, 3 mode centers, 11 melodic themes
set of random variables not used in this piece:
silences, chord density, technique, gestures.
The audio was realized digitally with the Ableton Live Orchestra Pack.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
the following tracks were recorded during spring and summer 2012 in 'the Sound Column'.
The SC is really the inside of one structural leg of the Rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts.
This room is a rarely open to the public and so few people have ever been inside.
The inside is a trapezoid shape extending upward about 60 feet.
There is one door, no windows, and a tile covered floor.
The only object inside this resonant chamber is a Marimba with 5 metal keys.
ancient soliloquy to fishes in a cave
Last Night of the Proms
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Duration is variable
Room Tone is a performative sound installation that explores feedback, resonance, and harmonicity.
The piece consists of individual stations that are manipulated in real time. There should be four to 8 stations.
Each station contains the following elements:
1x Miniature electric guitar with stand
1x Miniature Marshall Stack Amplifier
1x Clear Acrylic or Plexiglass Vitrine (16 cm x 16 cm x 32 cm)
1x Stereo Condenser
8 channel Mixer
4-8 amplified speakers
MOTU 8 channel Sound Card
The amps are turned to full volume allowing for a positive feedback loop to begin. Each instrument is tuned to a complimentary chord. As the Feedback continues, the resonances begin to change. Factors such as heat, string fatigue, humidity, and decreasing battery life act on the feedback loop. The combined resonances create a changing chord. This iteration of Room Tone is autonomous and does not require human intervention. A second interactive version sounds slightly different. Through subtle manipulations of filters and equalization the chord can make to 'modulate' more intensely.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Complete Audio files [approximately 6.5 Hours]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Live Internet Radio broadcast.
on Thursday August 4th, 2011 @ 7:30 to 10 pm.
The Unlimited States of Nothing will be premiered.
During the two hours and twenty-three minutes,
the following segments will be enclosed.
It Walks alone
Stars Remain Birds Move
A Piece of Strange
Small pets of Old
Lower Lower Deaths
In 1996, they discovered there could be a cloud of sound that people might dance to.
The trio was spontaneous. Everything went into to the infinite repeat machine.
guitars and voices and other things in a circular pattern. Last heard then. Now there is only one, there are no guitars or voices. Only disembodied sounds from nature and machines.
listen to the archived program here: click