A few thots

Work which evolves aspects of George Russell's theories such as Tonal Gravity.

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Postby chespernevins » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:18 pm

Yes! Thanks!
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Postby bobappleton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:00 am

sandywilliams wrote:
bobappleton wrote:
sandywilliams wrote:The videos are beautiful. What a nice tone the soprano player has!

we met ten minutes before the performance. we just started playing and it was great.

Now you have me curious. Did you improvise to the video or was that something you created later? I love it.

the whole thing is that when i make sound on the keyboards, i simultaneously manipulate the movies and graphics so they animate in the moment to my sounds - through the software Max/MSP Jitter - which runs on Midi.

Sometimes people don't understand this - they think it's "composed" but it's not, it's improvised. That's the idea.

Now I also have speech to text so I can influence the text I speak at the same time as the images and video.

The saxophone is improvising with me and the video in realtime (no software connection yet, but that's also in the works).

I'm trying to understand all the stuff that's going on at once while I build the performances, so I've kept it simple so far.
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Postby bobappleton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:11 am

dds1234 wrote:I know exactly what you are talking about Chesper... I just can't find the documentary I watched about it. That art form is referred to as cymatics.

In rice or sand- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkox6niJ1Wc
In water- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaowfGVzQ7U

Try that search term, you'll find some really cool stuff.

there's another student in my program working with cymatics. it's interesting stuff.

one general title for all this work is "visual music" there was an exhibition in LA and huge catalog just a few years ago
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Postby sandywilliams » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:08 pm

Welcome home ML.
Bob, that is pretty incredible. Did you go to Istanbul to hook up with that soprano player? I don't blame you if you did. He sure has the tone.
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Postby bobappleton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:17 pm

Yes - welcome home Motherlode! Good to "see" you back. When you have some time, I'd be very interested in your thots on my sound/image/text questions. How best to connect LCC to improvised image and text.

Sandy, Glad you like Yahya's playing he's a serious player and great person - and also interested in electronics. http://www.yahyadai.net

I was lucky enough to meet him through a mutual friend. And yes, I'd travel to Turkey to play with him anytime.

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