Listening: April 2021

Apr 26th, 2021

Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy - Mam Yinne Wa: Joyful indeed. Ghanaian highlife with a twisting but catchy melody.

Karl Fousek - Homage to Generators: An homage to Keith Fullerton Whitman’s Generators series. Karl is well worth a Bandcamp subscription for fans of electronic free improvisation.

Miki Yui - Oscilla: Inspiring lowercase with looping melodic fragments overtop close-up contact mic textures.

Run Run Run - RUNRUNRUN: Spoken word vocals, fluttering synth melodies, and droning guitar riffs. Entrancing in a Krautrock kind of way.

Tagged: music

Inbetween

Apr 25th, 2021

Before starting a new job two months ago, I found myself with a bit of free time. I mostly spent it biking around the city, making music, making field recordings, and working on a script for Norns called mouse, a gestural sequencer and controller influenced by Laurie Spiegel’s Music Mouse. While the winter storm in Texas cut my outdoor activities short, I was able to finish my script and put together a short album, titled a few places.

And although I didn’t use mouse for the album, you can hear a demo I recorded of it here. The interface of mouse is pictured below.

Tagged: music and norns

Perlin Noise

Apr 24th, 2021

Drawings using noise() to define particle paths. Made with p5.js.

The drawing algorithm marches along the X axis, using Perlin noise to determine offsets to the previous Y coordinate. This results in smooth, conjoining curves. Color variation is created with random bucketed brightness against a constant hue and saturation.

The source code for this sketch is available here.

Tagged: generative-art

Meta

Apr 23rd, 2021

I’ve once again decided to reboot my blog. Unlike previous iterations, I don’t think I’ll be talking (too much) about (pure) technology. I’m mostly hoping to share music, visual experiments, creative code, interesting links, etc.

To start, here are some of my old stills captured from Lumen, a video synthesizer for macOS.

Thanks to Marc from disquiet.com for the inspiration to give it another shot.

Tagged: meta