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Anti Tractatus (aka fuark)

By vinpous on May 8, 2016 9:21 am

My week:

PhD, preparing for a performance of a page from Cardew's Treatise, doing said performance, drinks, helping my mother clean her house after she moved out of it. I am tired. Title of this piece: the opposite of tractatus, which if you read a bit about Treatise, might make some sense. Somewhat humorously, this is about as long as our performance went for.

I am tired.

Fuark.

This is MaxMSP and then Ableton Live. The Max part is a series of sound files that I use for live performance run through a frequency and amplitude analysis thing then run through six oscillators to resynthesise new material which is re-recorded back into the source buffer, and around, and around, and around. Meanwhile, there are three different playback mechanisms.

Live: tape saturation and mastering chain, but then the Max output is doubled with a vocoder which comes from some grain delays on the returns. Neato.

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May 9, 2016 2:05 am

Marvelous phrased feedback ("I am sitting in a room tripping on a cocktail of speed and acid"?). Neato indeed.

I showed a saxophonist friend your partial score for "The 65th Day." He was impressed (and somewhat frightened). We're hoping a recording of the performance will be available. Best of wishes for the premiere!

May 11, 2016 3:16 pm

I love the delay modulation artifacts here.  Twisted, confusing stuff.

May 12, 2016 11:41 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Marvelous phrased feedback ("I am sitting in a room tripping on a cocktail of speed and acid"?). Neato indeed.

I showed a saxophonist friend your partial score for "The 65th Day." He was impressed (and somewhat frightened). We're hoping a recording of the performance will be available. Best of wishes for the premiere!

Hey, thanks Jim! I will certainly post a recording sometime later in the year after the ensemble tours the beast. smile

onezero wrote:

I love the delay modulation artifacts here.  Twisted, confusing stuff.

Twisted and confusing is good!

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