Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Obscurantist #87


Christina Stanley: Violin
Eric Glick Rieman: Electric Piano
Eric Perney: Bass
Suki O'Kane: Percussion
Jacob Lindsay: Clarinets
Wayne Grim: Electronics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Obscurantist #82: Interloper


'Hits' compilation 2000

Ben Blechman-Violin
Jacob Lindsay-Clarinets
Wayne Grim-Guitar

'Opel Terrin' 2001

Jacob Lindsay-Clarinets
Wayne Grim-Guitar

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Obscurantist #78: in through the Eye and out through the Ear


Embarcaderophone, from the roof of Pier 15, SF.

Multiple Cameras: following colors/objects moving past/traffic-cars, trains, bicycles, pedestrians-translated into a machine that plays
the voice of Maryelizabeth Yarbrough, and beats.

Dedicated to the many brilliant people who once worked at the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception

Friday, July 19, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Obscurantist #74: 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
Driving Music
House Cleaning Music
Music for your Pet
Computer Alert
Sound Effects
Kitchen Loop
Bathroom Loop
Bedroom Loop
Exercise Loop
Eating Music
Hiking Music
Answering Message sound
Music for visitors
Music for Neighbor-noise-abatement
Wake up music
Dancing impetus
Birthday Music
Giving Birth
Spring Planting
Reading Music

This project was up for bid at an Oakland art gallery fundraiser in 2012.
It received zero bids.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obscurantist #72: Auto: Generative Orchestra

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.