Do you listen to music and ever wonder what instrument they use to create such bizarre sounds. Its might not be really an instrument , but rather a programming tool called SuperCollider. The piece above, made by João Martinho Mouram, used SuperCollider and displayed figures to show how the sound would look using SuperColliders generative sound algorithms This tool is a well adapted tool used with various artists, and is not all that hard to use.
And yup, It just so happens that InterAccess is holding a workshop about SuperCollider, whether your an artist or just someone that likes to fiddle with sound, we will give you the know how to understand this free software. You can glorify yourself to all your friends knowing that you can now make incredibly altered sounds into beautiful displays of art or music. To see some of the possible sounds you can conjure up using this software click here. If your Interested in the workshop then wait no more and register now!
Never understood what the piano was trying to tell you, maybe now you can!
Winfried Ritsch teamed up with the IEM to create the “Automatenklavier” a piano that can pronounce words. A composer named Peter Ablinger made that piece above.
I break down this phonography, meaning a recording of something the voice, in this case -, in individual pixels, one can say. And if I have the possibility of a rendering in a fairly high resolution (and that I only get with a mechanical piano), then I in fact restore some kind of continuity. Therefore, with a little practice, or help or subtitling, we actually can hear a human voice in a piano sound.
- Peter Ablinger
The computation aspect of this project is coded in Pure data. And, wouldn’t you know it, we just happen to be hosting a workshop on that particular subject on Thursday!
Capacitive touch sensors are used extensively in consumer electronic devices like iphones, laptop touchpads and buttons, but they can also be used as localized proximity sensors, or turning non-conductive materials like glass into physical interfaces for all kinds of electronics projects. Here are a couple of sensors I’ve been experimenting with lately:
This video was taken at id Software just prior to the release of DOOM in 1993. It shows candid remarks from the developers during production, testing, and midi music production.
I have a new art-crush candidate for 2009. Actually, I have two but I’ll explain that later in the blog.
Last weekend PleasureDome screened “Hold me now all through the Night,” the first program of Michael Robinson’s videoworks to be shown in Canada, along with a few of the artists’ other favorites like Shana Moulton and Kent Lambert.
Landscape in the works Werner Nekes (for example) sets a stage of another event to unfold. I recall older super 8 films by Vito Acconci where the artist would be a speck of dust on the horizon and then walk to the camera, consuming the focus of the lens and the entire piece. Robinson’s use of landscape (on film, with all it’s lovely colours, crackling and popping) plays on both its historical weight and its general nostalgic impulse. Beautiful shots of landscapes from books in his work You Don’t Bring Me Flowers uses the space between history and nostalgia to still provoke an emotional reaction yet point to their own contrivance.
I felt many people reading this blog would be interested in this, and just in case you didn’t see it on Rhizome, or it’s own blog, I posted here:
The End of Television is a video program beginning when analog television ends. On February 17th, 2009 the U.S. television broadcast signal will change over from analog to digital. No television will receive a signal without a special converter box.
On February 17th, The End of Television will air through analog broadcast TV on channel 2 in Pittsburgh. When broadcasters turn off their analog transmitters The End of Television turns it’s analog transmitter on and broadcasts the program. Using a restricted and nearly obsolete medium (broadcast TV) , The End of Television re-imagines the omnipresent idea of “broadcast yourself.” We are accepting all videos submitted before the deadline and there is no submission fee.
The End of Television will hold a countdown event on the evening of February 16th in Pittsburgh (Location TBA) and at midnight we will flip the switch.
or visit TheEndOfTelevision.blogspot.com for any updates
send videos to:
The End of Television
331 S. Aiken st
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
postmarked by January 25th
- Work should be submitted on miniDV or VHS.
- Work will not be returned unless a SASE is included.
*It should be noted that this program will accept all work submitted, but the program reserves the right to not broadcast a video if it is deemed unsuitable.