A single core memory dump performed on my laptop, with 4GB of physical memory, produced a 6GB file. To make visualizing the raw binary easier for my computer, I split the file into 273 25MB chunks. Each 25MB chunk rendered at 6 bits per pixel (2 bits per RGB color channel) and 336px width yields an image 33,670px long. While going through them one-by-one, searching for interesting visual patterns, I decided to give myself a soundtrack to listen to by rendering the chunks as 8bit PCM audio.
Come see me make CRAZY music with this thing.
@ HM 157 - Los Angeles - Saturday 9pm https://www.facebook.com/events/619290731418344/
Thursday MARCH 9th 7:00 - 11:00 pm
33 Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
You’ll need to get tickets.
Rabbithole has played an important role in my career in NY as a supporter of emerging artists. Their space in DUMBO suffered substantial damage from flooding during hurricane Sandy. It would mean a lot to me if you could help spread the word about this special benefit. There are loads of talented artists contributing work, plus a great line up of live performances!
TONIGHT: I’m presenting at 3rd Ward for their Wind Up networking meetup. Also doing a last minute audio visual performance. Says on the page: “free beer”.
Recorded live last night @ Shea Stadium BK - First performance using my new LFSR based Hyper-Arpeggiator synth made by hand using CMOS ICs on a breadboard.
My 5.1 surround sound music composition project, Macular Degeneration, is being released on DVD August 28th by Sound & Language. The small edition of 100 discs is open for pre-orders (at a 25% discount!). Get yours now before they’re all gone!
A collection of 5.1 surround works created during an artist residency at Harvestworks. Generated using only an analog mixer and outboard effects units, pure feedback is explored as an expressive medium through the creation of immersive sonic environments and chaotic soundscapes. The project comprises five improvised compositions, exploring electronic sound in its most raw state. Inaudible noise is amplified and distorted into chaotic oscillations; the primal screams of audio production equipment transmogrify into a haunting chorus.
Stereo sample here.
Call for Performers:
Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Orchestra is Seeking performers of electronic instruments of the circuit bent, modified, or custom built variety for Make Music New York’s Circuit Bending Mass Appeal concert performance on June 21st in DUMBO under the Manhattan Bridge archway in Brooklyn, NY.
More information can be found at the following websites:
Image Credit: Paul Downey
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Time-stretching reexamined part 2
Best experienced on big speakers.
A blank file was repeatedly processed using a handful of effects, including auto-tune. A fragment of the resulting audio was stretched and reprocessed repeatedly.
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Time-stretching reexamined part 1
A fragment of white noise time-stretched repeatedly. Best experienced on big speakers.
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Phillip came over one night in January with some audio equipment. The black lines are Phillip’s audio signal plugged into one of the video inputs of my Panasonic WJ-MX12 video mixer. I did some video mixing with Phillip’s audio signal and an S-Video feedback loop as video source. This was all improvised and recorded direct to HDD in real time.
Thanks Jeff! Have been wanting to share this for a while but Vimeo was being a brat about uploading. Imagine opening an audio file as a video file and processing it with a series of effects, exporting as an audio file and running it through some effects and then re-opening as video. Now do this in real-time and add feedback paths in the video and audio processing chains. This is a hardware based example of treating signal formats unconventionally, the quick and dirty way of making sound visual and sonifying the moving image.
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While working on a sound installation commissioned by Moleskine, one of my COBY MP3 players decided to do a dark tribal glitch remix of one of my loops.