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quatour pour le flux, monnaie, sèche-cheveux, et un bol en métal

By vinpous on April 9, 2016 9:10 am

Quartet for stream, coin, hairdryer, and metal bowl.

In the "spirit" of John Cage's Credo (1939):

"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at 50 m.p.h. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them, not as sound effeets, but as musical instruments. Every film studio has a library of »sound effects» recorded on film. With a film phonograph it is now possible to control the amplitude and frequeney of any one of these sounds and to give to it rhythms within or beyond the reach of anyone's imagination. Given four film phonographs, we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heart beat, and landslide."

I made a Max patch to attempt to mimic some aspects of tapes. Rather than the gestural and chaotic nature of the patch I made last week, this one is meant to be more like manipulating tapes and reverb units and EQ units in real time. If I could be bothered, I'd have written out a score for this piece rather than improvising it. But whatever. All these recent Korg NanoKontrol2 based patches are going to be deployed throughout my lifetime.

They are forkable/downloadable on Github so if you wanna fork 'em, go for it.

All sounds from Freesound.org, one of which needs attribution: (InspectorJ), so thanks, InspectorJ, for your awesome sound that I used. The others are CC0.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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April 11, 2016 12:24 am

Nice sound scape :-). Blends  perfect with the bench saws and clattering outside my window too

April 11, 2016 12:55 am

Quite a journey -- almost visual in its evocativeness!

Cage was an innovative trip. I was fortunate enough to talk with him briefly when he gave a concert in Santa Fe ("Cactus Music").

April 11, 2016 4:18 am
cTrix wrote:

Nice sound scape :-). Blends  perfect with the bench saws and clattering outside my window too


Thanks! Technically it's not a soundscape, as it has conscious organisational components that are not designed to replicate nor represent something in the world. smile

Jim Wood wrote:

Quite a journey -- almost visual in its evocativeness!

Cage was an innovative trip. I was fortunate enough to talk with him briefly when he gave a concert in Santa Fe ("Cactus Music").

I am envious of some of the people you've worked with and encountered. I'm glad you find it evocative!

April 11, 2016 6:03 am


\m/,

April 11, 2016 4:09 pm

I love the sounds-being-themselves here.  I'm experiencing them as robotic/post-human/post-apocalyptic otherness, but that's just me.

April 12, 2016 3:09 pm

April 12, 2016 11:07 pm
george bowles wrote:


\m/,

\m/!



onezero wrote:

I love the sounds-being-themselves here.  I'm experiencing them as robotic/post-human/post-apocalyptic otherness, but that's just me.

Love me some post-humanism.


Ipaghost wrote:

I'm rich!

April 13, 2016 6:38 am

is good

April 13, 2016 10:28 am
george bowles wrote:

is good


Splendid.

April 15, 2016 12:32 pm

Very interesting Work!

April 16, 2016 8:31 am

Great sounds and a great piece of music.

April 16, 2016 11:31 am

Ooooooh. Love this. The way you've set it out in discrete episodes is really cool, kind of like little vignettes in a 90s arthouse film. It's a great nod to electronic music's past while still seated squarely in the present. Very inspiring listening.

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