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On a small blackboard that has hung outside the Forum in Tunbridge Wells ever since a thief prised off a larger one and ran away with it, the names of tonight's three bands are written in chalk: "PALMA VIOLETS and CHILDHOOD and TROPHIES". Tickets are still available, says Jason Dormon, who founded this 250-capacity music venue with friends in 1992, and today hopes for a sell-out by the time the doors open at 8pm. Dormon, 42, is tall and habitually baseball-capped and remains convinced that watching a band at a venue like the Forum (a tiny one, packed to capacity, the front row of fans just beyond the hit zone of flailing guitars) is the very best way to experience live music. "Someone hits the snare you hear it, no delay.
Stream a track by John Richards, founder of Dirty Electronics and creator of the Mute Synth. John Richards's Mute Synth – made in collaboration with writer and designer Adrian Shaughnessy and Mute label boss Daniel Miller – is featured in The Wire 335 in an article by Jennifer Lucy Allan. Richards describes the synth: "It's not a new idea using the body to conduct electricity but it's such a great way to physically engage with an electronic instrument. I'd seen the Crackle Box , which is a similar instrument that was developed in the 70s, and thought a lot more could be done with the design. And I quite liked the idea that there weren't any knobs – a kind of knobless instrument."
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Listen up People ask, and believe me when I tell you that they ask often, what I've been listening to lately. And most of the time the answer is whatever came into Weirdo this week. However, when I'm hacking away at my computer keyboard, I have been known to listen to the jillions of songs I've downloaded from blogs or dumped into my computer for multitudes of reasons. Now you can hear 'em too, right along with me.
As of today, we've added support for Propellerhead's Reason & Record workstations. We hope you are as excited as we are! Reason/Record doesn't follow the typical Logic/Pro Tools project folder structure so you have to perform what Propellerhead calls a "Self -Contain" in order to associate the assets within the project. Fortunately this is a super easy two step process which entails 1. Clicking "Song Self-Contain Settings" under the File Menu
Robotic Performers on Stage As is the case in many an Opera, “It’s not over until the fat lady sings.” In this case, a more appropriate version might be “It’s not over until the transhumanist voice bellows.” It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but the new robotic opera “Death and the Powers” is showcasing an entirely new take on a classic art form. MIT professor Todd Machover combines OperaBots , Human Performers, and integrates a new technology termed ”disembodied performance” to create a totally technological experience. “Death and the Powers” tells the story of Simon Powers, a successful businessman and inventor who wants to leave more behind than just the things that he has created.
RGB Music Project is a composite artwork of visuals, musics and technologies. It converts visual data into a music. It is an algorithmic composition, and it attempts to discover the relation between visuals and musics. The project core is the development of software "RGB MusicLab". The software converts RGB (Red, Green and Blue) value of an image to chromatic scale sounds. It reads RGB value of pixels from the top left to the bottom right of an image.