pearltrees • desartsonnants • Lutherie expérimentales, numérique, interface • Chercheurs de sons Hormis le fait que "L'extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet" de Reif Larsen est un roman absolument épatant à plus d'un titre, sa lecture me permet fort à propos d'alimenter à nouveau la rubrique "Bruits de pages", qui sommeillait doucement depuis un certain nombre de mois. Et si l'histoire n'a pas vraiment de rapport avec la lutherie expérimentale ni même avec la musique, elle recèle néanmoins pages 97 et 98, un passage fort intéressant dans lequel l'auteur compare les bruits du train aux ingrédients d'un délicieux sandwich dont le palais de T.S. Résumé par l'éditeur : T. Le Cheval de fer : J'avais tellement l'habitude d'entendre les trains de marchandise de l'Union Pacific traverser la vallée deux ou trois fois par jour que, en temps normal, je ne les entendais même plus. Mais là, c'était différent : j'attendais le Cheval de Fer, et son curieux grondement s'est emparé de tous les synapses de mon cortex sensitif.
Fun With Ouijas, a batman fanfic I really wanted to do a Halloween one-shot but didn't quite finish in time for the holiday. I love the story and thought I'd put it up anyway. Better late than never and all that stuff procrastinators live by. Summary: The Joker shows up in Crane's hideout on Halloween. "What in the hell is that thing and what do you propose to do with it?" "It's a Ouija board and we're going to look for ghosts with it. Crane snorted. "It wasn't ten dollars, it was fifteen. "It glows in the dark. "Fine. "I have no problem with that. Harley Quinn waltzed into the room, a handheld camcorder out in front of her. "And tonight we're gonna be tryin' to make contact with the other side. "I think he's going to spend all night sending you perverted messages and blame it on ghosts." The Joker growled. The clown tore the lid off the box and threw it on the floor. The Joker picked up the planchette, and examined it. Crane picked up the discarded box and turned it upside down. "Come on, Johnny. "What's it saying?
The OSTRICH Story A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?" "I'll have the same," says the ostrich. The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke." The ostrich says, "I'll have the same." Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until the two enter again. "The usual asks the waitress?" "No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man. "Same," says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62." Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?" found an old lamp. me two wishes. would always be there."
GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY The 29 Best Charlie Sheen Quotes: The Definitive List from Charlie Sheen Quotes Wow, so this Charlie Sheen quote machine just won't slow down. I think it's safe to say that there's never been a human being in the history of talking human beings who has had so many amazing quotes. So many! And the scary thing is that it's been less than a week. Yogi Berra took like twenty years to come up with what, seven solid quotes? Sheen does that in his sleep (that is assuming Charlie Sheen ever stops tweaking and takes a snooze -- though from the fact that his skin appears to be falling off, that doesn't seem to be the case). That in mind, we thought we'd just start keeping a tally of all his groundbreaking quotables. “I have a disease? Any you think deserve to be up here?
Reed Ghazala and Circuit Sound Artists in Videos, as NYC’s Bent Festival Gets Underway Circuit bending has a reputation as involving far-out, unstructured experimental noise, of real violence and distortion done to instruments. And there’s probably a place for that. But Reed Ghazala, circuit bending’s spiritual father and electronic practitioner, takes a more organic, evolutionary approach. Reed recently told me about his favorite application of his iPad, apart from exploring new experimental soundscapes with tools like the brilliant granular app Curtis. He brings it with him into the forest, using GPS for location, and tracking plants and animals, identifying the sounds of bird and beasts. In our electronic ecosystem, fowl and beast are finding their own electro-diversity. For a sense of how broad that notion spans — both in Reed’s own head and at Brooklyn’s festival — our friend Kaley at VICE points us to their Motherboard.tv series on Reed, and his 1967 breakthrough of circuit bending, as well as their coverage of last year’s Bent. Bent Festival 2011
Artist: Nick Gentry | “Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture… …His portraits use a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity. …This has led to an exploration of the ways in which humankind is integrating with technology. I have way too many favourites!
CDM + Handmade Music Lounge at Solid Sound: Meet These Sonic Builders, in 11 Noisey Videos The Swarmatron, made infamous by The Social Network, is just one of the crazy sonic creations we’ll be seeing this weekend. Photo credit: Joshua Sarner. This weekend in North Adams, Massachusetts at MASS MoCA, the band Wilco is gathering their very own music and arts festival, Solid Sound. It’s become a real oasis of unique programming, musical and otherwise, and I’m pleased to be a part of it. Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and I put together a showcase of some of the best musical builders and DIYers. We’ll be gathering this weekend and talking to all the artists, so any questions you have, we’ll have answers, wherever you are in the world, from Massachusetts to Moscow to Madeira to Macau. Handmade Music Lounge is presented by Moog Music, who themselves build their instruments by hand in North Carolina, carrying on the legacy of Bob Moog. Latest tracks by casperelectronics casperelectronics. dewanatron.com fsp.fmlara-grant.com burnheartsynth.com
Jaw droppin' illustrations by Tiago Hoisel collected by @Nicole | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork How to make DIY noise with feedback loops. DIY Noise With Feedback Loops You're interested in noise. Noise as an experimental music genre (if we can loosely call it that). With experimental music, time limits, radio edits, record company agendas, and expectations are not a factor. It's more important to try new things. Or nothing except effects to feed the effects, as in a "no input" source where a mixer's AUX sends are used to create a feedback loop with effects processing the loop. WARNING: This stuff gets loud so be careful or you'll blow your speakers or destroy your (or someone elses) ears! A simple feedback loop like the one above will give you an almost instant "screeching" sound. EQ's are good for bringing up feedback frequencies outside of the original "screech" range. Distortions will sustain the feedback and further mold it depending on the response of the pedal. Delays can cancel out certain frequencies and accent others depending on the delay "time" setting and feedback (repeats). This is a very basic example.
Incredible macro-photography of people’s eyes He received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos and investigations in the field of Quantum Technologies. Yet, Suren Manvelyan is probably best known for his stunning macro-photography. Especially popular is his series of close-ups of human eyes called Your Beautiful Eyes. Le Black Noise @ MUTEK setup Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: And there is a subreddit for Otomata: Otomata is a generative sequencer. Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it! Here is something from me to start with: And here is an action video: Here are replies to some common questions: Q: MIDI Output?
Noise Band Pedalboard Question (Double Leopards) - GeekChat! Quote: From the photo you provide it's difficult to say if this is exactly what the Double Leopards folks are doing, but you're on the right track as to the general use of mixers by noise "bands". On a smaller eurorack kind of mixer like the one pictured, it's fairly safe to say that the effects are in the AUX send/return loop, and that a variety of sound sources (guitars, microphones and such) are plugged into the individual channels of the mixer. On a bigger, more complicated mixer, individual channels might have AUX send/return loops of their own, and this is where all manner of mayhem can be made. For example, I have run a synth into channel one of a mixer, eq'ed the heck out of it, cranked the mic preamp for some distortion, ran the AUX send through some effects into channel two of the mixer, Applied more eq and preamp, then ran the AUX send of channel two into the AUX return of channel one.