Visible Cloaks: Synthesis and Systems. According to the dictionary, synthesis is the combining of constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity.
Apart from the familiar technical sense of creating complex sounds from simple waveforms, synthesis also describes what we do when we take our influences and inspirations and make them the foundation of our own musical voices. Of course, influences and inspiration can come from anywhere, and as with any flow of information, filters are needed to fish out what is potentially useful. Increasingly, algorithms are doing a lot of the filtering for us (Spotify playlists, Youtube recommendations, etc.) – and while the machines are getting better and better at predicting what might interest us based on our past behaviour, nothing beats being personally led into a musical world one didn’t even know existed and immediately falling in love with it.
Where are you two from and how long has Visible Cloaks been a going concern? Music Theory. SoundGym Doctor: Test Your Ears. Untitled. What if I told you that you could have the power to heal yourself and your loved ones with the gift of music...
Without dangerous drugs...without expensive (and dangerous) surgeries...and absolutely without spending your life in a hospital! Sounds of Uranus - NASA Voyager Recording (HQ/HD) Sounds of Saturn - NASA Voyager Recording (HQ/HD) Jupiter sounds (so strange!) NASA-Voyager recording. 10 buildings with extraordinary acoustics. Tvísöngur sound sculpture in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.
Photography: courtesy of Visit Seyðisfjörður It is all too easy for architecture to be seen and not heard. Instragrammable visuals may be at our fingertips, but it is impossible to photograph an echo. Sad news, considering the most memorable of spaces are those that heighten more than just our optical sense. What’s more, much of new architecture is focused on controlling sound, rather than celebrating it. Here are 10 spaces to remind us of architecture’s acoustic abilities – from the unexpected quarry opera venue to the deliberate forest megaphone. 1.
Nestled on a mountainside overlooking a fjord, the Icelandic ‘Tvísöngur’ is a concrete sculpture for sound, open for anyone to visit. Mathemagical Music Production (including pdf book) Mathemagical Music Scales - Home. Black Midi: compositions so complex humans can't perform them / Boing Boing. Rhizome takes a look at the world of Black Midi, compositions with so many notes that to print them as musical notation would result simply in a giant blob of ink on the page.
We've previously written about Circus Galop, an inhumanly-polyphonic test suite for automatic pianos. This stuff makes it look rather minimalist. Black Midi: compositions so complex humans can't perform them / Boing Boing. Interactive Frequency Chart - Independent Recording Network. The history of electronic music from 1800 to 2015. 120 Years of Electronic Music* is a project that outlines and analyses the history and development of electronic musical instruments from around 1880 onwards.
This project defines ‘Electronic Musical Instrument’ as an instruments that generate sounds from a purely electronic source rather than electro-mechanically or electro-acoustically (However the boundaries of this definition do become blurred with, say, Tone Wheel Generators and tape manipulation of the Musique Concrète era).
The focus of this project is in exploring the main themes of electronic instrument design and development previous to 1970 (and therefore isn’t intended as an exhaustive list of recent commercial synthesisers or software packages.) Modes of interaction for performers and composers: Atonality and just intonation as a theme in instrument design. New composition tools: Musician-free composition ’120 Years Of Electronic Music’ is an ongoing web project initiated in 1995 by the author email@example.com . Hear Seven Hours of Women Making Electronic Music (1938- 2014)
Two years ago, in a post on the pioneering composer of the original Doctor Who theme, we wrote that “the early era of experimental electronic music belonged to Delia Derbyshire.”
Derbyshire—who almost gave Paul McCartney a version of “Yesterday” with an electronic backing in place of strings—helped invent the early electronic music of the sixties through her work with the Radiophonic Workshop, the sound effects laboratory of the BBC. She went on to form one of the most influential, if largely obscure, electronic acts of the decade, White Noise. Listen to 6 weird sounds from outer space - Strange Sounds. Outer Space looks all quiet from the ground.
But with the right equipment you can record weird noises emitted by planets, stars and other celestial bodies. Discover six weird sounds from outer space The Sun’s Voice. A pulsating noises from nuclear fire almost similar to the Hum or to the metalic and reverberating strange sounds in the sky on Earth… The video was released by NASA from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which was launched February 11, 2010. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) takes these images across 8 different wavelengths (out of the 10 available wavelengths) every 10 seconds. The Voice of Earth. Black holes. Jupiter. delivers what we expect from space: calm, smooth, relaxation. Saturn. Uranus. Almost in a science fiction movie! RainyMood.com: Rain makes everything better. The "Amen Break" and Golden Proportion. The Amen Breakand the Golden Ratio by Michael S.
Schneider M.Ed. Mathematics Author of A Beginner's Guide To Constructing The Universe A student recently asked if I had any insights into why the "Amen Break" is so popular in some modern music. "What's that? " Click on this picture of its audio waves to hear the Amen Break in a work. The "Amen Break" is 5.20 seconds long in four bars. Lyz Cooper MA, Ed, therapeutic sound practitioner. BAST Sound Therapy. Sound Therapy for Healing and Transformation. According to scientists, This is the most relaxing tune ever recorded. This eight minute song is a beautiful combination of arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines and thus helps to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress.
The song features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural soundscapes. A study was conducted on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and had been given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a level of stress. Different songs were then played, to test their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity. The results showed that the song Weightless was 11 per cent more relaxing than any other song and even caused drowsiness among women in the lab. It induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates.