This is a work in progress but I thought it might be interesting to some of you. The Max/MSP patch below tracks the price of gold between 1957-2013 and uses the data to control parameters of an algorithmic composition.
It’s a mess but it works!
Here is the price of gold between 1957-2013 expressed as an audio wave
You can clearly see it’s general upward trajectory, it’s a bit like a upwards ramp but with lots of extra harmonic content. This waveform is used for much of the percussion in the piece which you can hear below….
Hi, I’ve been beavering away in the LeafyLab making good progress on my light controlled musical interface:
Coming up this month:
Nov 16th, Jazz on 3 BBC radio recording FREE – Cafe oto, London, Doors 2pm
Nov 24th, Old Cholmeley Boys Club, Dalston, London £6/£5, Doors 8pm
Nov 25th, Converse Hack Workshop, Hoxton, London. It’s oversubscribed already but you can register to join us online!
Nov 28th, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin w/Talvin Singh and others, 10€/8€, Festivalpass 30€, 8pm INFO
7th Sept – Brixton Windmill, 1pm toll late, my stage time 10.30 also performing Andrew Liles, John Wall and many more. Info
14th Sept – I = U Festival, Sunbury House E8 4QL. Duo with Max Baillie. Doors 5.30pm
FREE – Click here to reserve tickets
20th/21st Sept. Kings Place Hall One, Wayne McGregor / Random Dance with Leafcutter John and Max Baillie. More details and tickets here
27th Sept. Arts Bournemouth, Part séance, part avant-garde cabaret, Electronic Voice Phenomena is an experimental literature, performance and music show that feeds on the corpse of paranormal pseudo-science. Tickets and info
Oct 4th Bishopsgate Institute, Polar Bear play new material! Tickets and info.
Oct 16th Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany. Michael Wollny with Leafcutter John, Uwe Dierksen und Mark Harrington. Tickets and info
Staubgold and Choo Choo Train Records present an exclusive one-off kind-of-reunion of late 70s/early 80s UK DIY super group The 49 Americans.
The main instigator behind The 49 Americans was Andrew “Giblet” Brenner who assembled a loose, disparate group of musical/non-musical practitioners as an experiment in equality and democracy. At Cafe Oto, Giblet and original members Steve Beresford, David Toop, Max Eastley, Nag and Bendle will perform the songs of The 49 Americans for the first (and only) time after more than 30 years. Moreover, in keeping with the ethos of the 49 Americans, some very special guests, like Leafcutter John and Alice Grant, as well as friends, friends of friends, and even children of the original members, will play, interpret or deconstruct their music, or even make some music of their own.
“Think of The 49 Americans as a band, in the conventional sense, and you’re lost.” – David Toop
With this exclusive evening at Cafe Oto, The 49 Americans celebrate the re-release of their complete back catalogue on the French-German Staubgold label. The Staubgold label celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2013. Label owner Markus Detmer aka DJ Monsieur Croque will guide through the evening on turntables.
I’m starting to get into the swing of things, body clock is still very confused but the vibe of the city is such that it carries you along on it’s noisy, smoky, hyper-alive wake. I spent several hours walking around recording and taking photographs with Richard today. And when stepping off the street and into the calm of my hotel I keep noticing that my body is actually vibrating such is the excitement of the city.
This morning I worked with a group of players and composers from Hanoi’s ‘Rhapsody Philharmonic’ we performed my animated graphic score piece. at the British Council building which was a lot of fun.
As you can see there is no fear of experimentation here. The players made fine use of a steel bin, instrument cases for percussion and tubes to sing down. Their timing was impeccably good and they also laughed a lot too which is no bad thing.
Later on after a little afternoon nap I was picked up by the excellent Cuong on his moped for a tour of Hanoi by night. Cuong is rightly obsessed by fruit and we went on culinary tour which left my tastebuds in a state of complete ecstasy! In the video he points out Vietnam’s most CONTROVERSIAL fruit while skilfully whizzing along the streets of the old town.
See you there, special prize if you attend all three.
"Hi, I'm a professional BeDazzler"
Special Cafe Oto Show Tuesday 4th June, read it here: http://t.co/lPSjprwAIB
@dangusset I have no idea.
Total blast from the past, a 2005 remix I'd completely forgotten about just turned up on youtube. http://t.co/ZgzRZ5LWIn
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