Archive for June, 2009

This is a video from an interactive installation made by Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson. The software is made with openFrameworks. Participants can interact with the sonic ecosystem by speaking into a microphone. It’s very beautiful. More pictures here and here

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In this video, you’ll see Olivier Messiaens composition Oraison (1937) performed by Richard Leinhart. He’s playing the Haken Continuum Fingerboard (expensive controller) controlling the Buchla 200e (even more expencive synthesizer).  It’s very beautiful:

Originally, the piece was written for six ondes martenots. Read more about the performance here.
And another interesting post on Richard Leinhart, the Fingerboard and the Buchla here.

touch_listen_synth

The touch.listen.synth must be inspired by the cracklebox, but it’s capable of creating more complex sounds. And it’s got an audio output. Cool thing!

More pictures here

Here’s a demo of Analogue Solutions new patchable SEM-based synth. It’s very fat-sounding. According to synthopia, it could be yours for £599 ex VAT.

And speaking of SEM, Tom Oberheim is back with a new verison of the original.

The new ArsElectronica center in Linz, Austria is covered in 1085 led windows. The programming for the led windows is done with openFrameworks, programmed by Zachary Lieberman, Joel Gethin Lewis and Damian Stewart. Zachary Lieberman is one of the developers of OF.

Derivative_TouchDesigner

Derivative’s TouchDesigner is a new programming tool, at least for me. It’s a graphical programming language for art, video game prototyping, 3d animation, audio and more. It’s also got support for OSC, XML and html, and that’s a good thing! There are two versions, one free and one you have to pay for. Here’s a list of some of the things it can be used for.  I would like to try it out when I get some free time..

Derivative’s net site
Here is the wiki

What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that’s not bad news for music, and it’s certainly not bad news for musicians. Indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists.
– David Byrne

How to manage and make money on your music. Read the article by David Byrne from 2007 in Wired magazine here.