Physical Music - Food for Thought - Cooking with sounds
from the original settings manual for the Korg MS-20
"You can divide synthesiser modules into three groups:
1. The EG-1, EG-2, MG. and control wheel. These “manipulators” can be thought of as being like the different sections of a supermarket since they supply the raw materials.
2. The S/H, modulation VCA, and ESP. These “convertors” are like a kitchen. Here the raw materials are chopped and cooked. Of course the kitchen can be bypassed and the materials eaten raw.
3. The VCO, VCF and VCA. These are the mouths that eat the food. If the raw materials and cooking suit these palates, you get the effect you wanted. In other words, these modules are what they eat. “
Physical Music - Continuing my quest to find crossover points between music composition and Industrial design methods I was struck by the similarity of the parametric building blocks of Rhino and Grasshopper ( above - to build a sine wave in 3D ) with the parameters and paths required to build a complex sound in Reaktor and other similar patched Synthesizers.
Physical Music - Noise pollution or a missed opportunity?
Throughout history musicians have benefitted from new developments in material knowledge to create richer, more resonant, more harmonious, more tuneful sounds. Shouldn’t we be doing the same?
Physical Music - Resonance - Blue in Green. ( Imagining Miles Davis and Bill Evans ).
Exploring a visual language to reflect the resonances, accidental and intended, within the piano.
Physical Music - Glissando
Physical music - Variations on a Theme - three lights on identical but offset hypotrochoid paths. Root, Third and Fifth in augmented harmony.
Each light follows a path created in the manor of a continuous spirograph pattern. The patterns are identical but offset by 15° vertically and horizontally.
Viewed in perspective the three move in harmony but sometimes one can appear more prominent than the others.
An attempt to visually represent the subtle nuances of augmented chords.
Physical Music - How quickly the brain picks up a pattern in a randomly sampled sequence.
The human brain is built around pattern recognition, is this why we can often predict the next note in a sequence.
Physical Music - Working along the idea of the Lava lamp, does a lack of defined structure mean the forms suit any musical composition ?
Computer animation with improvised sound track.
Physical Music - Re-imagining the 3D world of Piet Mondrians’ Broadway Boogie Woogie - Part 3
Pulsating rhythms, structure, colour and transparency.