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29
Jun
16

A Brief history of Anti-Records and Conceptual Records

Great article by Ron Rice on the history of artists and sound reproduction.

14
Jul
14

Spooky (and gorgeous) Tesla radio receiver

http://www.instructables.com/id/Spooky-Tesla-Spirit-Radio/ is the best-looking EMF mic I’ve ever seen.

10
Jun
13

5 1/2 Examples of Experimental Music Notation

5 1/2 Examples of Experimental Music Notation

18
Feb
13

FEB 15 2013 Make a Pd Patch, Run it on Android, iOS, Right Away: Two Free Solutions

FEB 15 2013 Make a Pd Patch, Run it on Android, iOS, Right Away: Two Free Solutions

It would be interesting if these quick-and-dirty guides to making PD patches for iOS and Android result in lots of easily accessible, easily-buildable mobile synth patches.

24
Jan
13

Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World

Chris Watson On Recording The Music Of The Natural World

No-one else can hear the world like you can when you put those headphones on

Great interview with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, on his experience making recordings in the field.

07
Jan
13

Blue Ice: The Ice Record Project

This is a fascinating approach to creating very marginal work.

07
Jan
13

The most minimal record ever made…?

The most minimal record ever made…?

I’m not going to accept that claim on face value, but I do like the idea of  the single frequency on a 33 1/3 RPM LP being 33.333333 Hz.

06
Jan
13

3D printed record

3D printed record

I’m curious as to fidelity and durability, but that doesn’t change how amazing this is.

27
Jul
11

littleBits – quick and dirty electronic projects

littleBits makes modular electronic circuit components that attach to each other with magnets. Not much info on audio-producing components yet (they are still getting everything ready, apparently) but they claim to have over fifty modules.

21
Oct
09

Music and Memory: An Introduction, by Bob Snyder

Disclosure: I am a former student of Bob Snyder’s and took part in the classes that the book was developed from.

Music and Memory approaches the study of sound-in-time from that of cognitive psychology, time theory, cultural relativism (not in a dogmatic sense) and nearly every other possible discipline but Western music theory. It’s very refreshing, and a crucial read for any artist working in sound. Including, especially, music.