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Записи с темой: гондурас беспокоит (список заголовков)
14:00 

Смотрите, какая азиаточка, какой вкусный скинтон! И она отлично впишется в мою медленно но складывающуюся историю с участием авторских российских шарнирных куклиц. Там разница в размерах и стилях вся прекрасно укладывается, лучше чем у Джорджа Лукаса.

18.04.2014 в 13:12
Пишет Nothing Sapiens:

Пока немножко тизер)
Мы сейчас готовим кое-что интересное, и хотим показать все сразу, поэтому пока буду добавлять картинок в этот пост.

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@темы: гондурас беспокоит, куклицы, ресурсы

23:30 



Lyle Mays Commentary:

What do you get when the IT Department is the band? Jimmy Branly (drums) is a recording engineer. Andrew Pask (woodwinds) is a programmer who works for Cycling 74 (the company which makes the brilliant MAX software), Bob Rice (guitar and sounds) is a sound designer/engineer/synth programmer, Tom Warrington (bass) is a math wiz, Jon 9 (visualizations) designs, builds, and provides content for video installations, and Rich Breen could build (and nearly has built) recording studios MacGyver style. And what kind of music should one make when Stephen Hawking is in the audience at Caltech? Jazz alone doesn’t cut it.

The first notes you hear are chosen by one of my apps that mapped the calculus equations that describe the motion of the double pendulum to an accompaniment part played by synths. I wanted to use nonlinear dynamics as a starting point to illustrate the deep connections between math and music and to make a point about what we call organic. As Galileo famously observed,

“Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.”

The deeper we understand math and the better we apply those discoveries, the closer we get in our technology to what feels right or organic. If we use the same equations that the universe does why shouldn’t it feel less like tech and more like nature?

The video shots for the next few seconds (0:12-0:19) show one of the interfaces I wrote which displays the computers choices both to me and everyone in the band (through a linked laptop network Andrew and I came up with and he coded) with both pitches on staves and chord names (using another of my apps which analyzes harmony in realtime). The interface also automatically reconfigures my midi world (much like the sadly defunct OMS Setup + Patches software). The buttons for “Change Low” and “Change High” allow me to “conduct” the computer to choose a new voicing or chord by simply hitting keys on a little Korg Nano. Think of that synth as an assistant conductor who makes no sound but speaks the computer’s language. The data base from which the app chooses arpeggios is a linked bifurcated system where the computer “knows” which upper structures are consonant with which lower structures so the chords can move in leap-frog fashion: top notes can remain when lower notes change (or vice versa) because the moves are guaranteed to make harmonic sense. The specific note choices were made by the algorithms.

The first “human” notes (played from the midi piano) at 0:22 were sent to Frisell-style electric guitar samples to move a step closer to actual acoustic music without yet introducing real air vibration caused by a player’s physical motion. By playing the piano softly and pushing my volume pedal up I could control the balance between piano and guitar. Notice how at 0:40 the piano comes into the mix simply because I struck it harder.

Somewhere around 0:50 I hit the “>” key on the computer which caused the chart display part of the interface to move to the next section which in turn displayed a message on everyone’s laptop that Andrew was to join with sparse comments and Jimmy was to bow his cymbals and Tom was to add bowed efx. At 1:42 I advanced again and now Bob got a message to join. At 2:33 another advance told Tom to take the foreground sans bow (very soulfully imho), Andrew to recede, and Jimmy to switch to mallets. A little later another message got sent telling Andrew to switch to clarinet, Jimmy to go back to bowing cymbals, and Bob to switch to his sound-design rig mode to prepare for the next section.

The processed speech you hear at 3:48 is Bob playing an excerpt of a Feynman talk through his iPhone into his guitar pickup and then doing realtime sound design on that through his rig (all his ideas which I loved). Andrew routed his clarinet through one of his apps that changes the the sound or even the actual pitches of his echoes (all his ideas which I also loved).

At 4:42 I started an app which generated a steady 3/4 rhythm using shakere samples with equations for compressed fluid dynamics patched to the velocities within the pattern. Also using the same double pendulum equations used earlier (but with different initial conditions), this time mapped to a variety of conga samples, the first drum hits you hear at 4:48-4:55 are the equations taking a mini solo. Jimmy then joins with his hybrid drum/percussion/electronic rig for a duet. Notice how he makes bongos, his electronics, my computer generated parts, and his live drums sound like one natural instrument!

Another advance of the conductor system told Andrew to join on penny whistle and Bob to add synth-like efx from the guitar. These are clear text instructions that appear on the guy’s laptops so there’s no guesswork on who should be doing what when where in music this free. It felt like I could “play” the band from my rig while improvising.

At 5:27 we started the first bit of conventional music (actual paper on music stands) which was designed to make a (hopefully) seamless transition from the world of interacting with algorithms and equations to the world of musicians interacting with each other (which is my favorite system of nonlinear dynamics). Tom and I were to play three rubato chords while I faded the machine drums out, Andrew switched to soprano, and Jimmy was then free to start the opening pattern of the intro to this tune.

All through this, our sixth band member, Jon9 on video, was improvising using photos from the Feynman archives at Caltech, live feeds from my computer and midi piano, and a robot camera over my left should he could control with a joystick. He had his own algorithms running which allowed him to switch between, merge or fantabulize (yes, he talks like that) it all.

On a compositional note, the rhythm you hear at 8:02 is based on Feynman’s own speech pattern. One day while we were scheming at my kitchen table, Bob applied a series of filters to a YouTube video of Feynman which left him sounding like a mosquito. The thought content seemed removed but an ineffable essence of intent and clarity remained which floored me. The man had a rhythm all his own and that was made crystal clear. I quantized a bit of what I heard and used that for the rhythmic palette of the whole piece from 6:12-8:08.

At 8:18 we were supposed to move into a zone where one of my apps displayed the chords I would improvise to the band members to serve as an organizational tool for the not-quite-free improv section. The output is actual chord names, not notes on a staff. It was way cool in rehearsals but I screwed up one of my zillion moves within the interface that day and it didn’t engage. The band, bless their hearts, just stayed where we started and made music with it. The show must go on…

Notice how at 10:25 I reach over to the computer and exactly ten seconds later everyone just stops. Andrew had programmed a slick film-reel-start kind of countdown timer into the network so when I clicked it, we all had a visual display of our ten second countdown. From a musical perspective that meant we could concentrate on what we were playing instead of waving arms or watching, or in any way deviating from our ideas while we stopped on a dime.

The next section uses an app which orchestrates in real time. It sends notes I improvise to a variety of virtual instruments creating a kind of chamber orchestra on the fly. Simultaneously another app is graphing the performance (like data in a lab experiment) in a stripped down way where pitch is the y axis and time is the x axis. At 11:59 I switched the graphing app to “polar view” where pitches are mapped according to the circle of fifths. This view was from a suggestion by the incredibly brilliant Caltech grad student, Andrew Homyk, who ported my app from RealBasic to C to use here and who also coded all the calculus equations to create the double pendulum animation. This guy writes code as fast as musicians improvise. It’s astounding.

There was an interesting bit of psychological feedback for me watching the polar view as I played – it caused me to interact with the display just for the pure fun of making the dots go different directions or creating patterns that the visuals suggested as opposed to patterns that the notes suggested. Give a person a new perspective and new ideas emerge.

The last section is a reworking of my piece “Before You Go” from the album Street Dreams. The samba treatment with a new tag provided a great vehicle to showcase Jimmy and let the band open up. It was fun and maybe freeing to do a bit of music at the end that had less tech attached although Jon was still hard at it and Bob and Jimmy incorporated all their electronics in some very cool ways. All in all this had to be a musical performance that stood on it’s own apart from any technology. I tried hard to weave the threads together, to design a set that had a narrative flow, to create a different kind of band with both intelligence and playfulness that paid homage to the eccentric and spirited Richard Feynman and that ultimately would be faithful to the triple pillars of TED: technology, entertainment and design.

@темы: гондурас беспокоит, ресурсы

15:30 

Всё, фетиш и оргиастические корчи на рабочем месте. Как этот чел играет... конгруэнтно! Особенно видно здесь, хотя звук со сцены записан дрянной. Под это дело тендер на 13 позиций уработался незаметно.

канал банды здесь

@темы: ресурсы, гондурас беспокоит

12:30 

:heart:

Infinitely hackable.

Как мне это дело нравится.

@темы: абырвалг, гондурас беспокоит, однатанцую

12:00 

Рядом лежит коробка с Амарцэцэг, а я не могу её развернуть и взять, руки нечистые + в быстром темпе делаю виртуалку Lupus для спецнужд.
Но у неё такие ступни... музыкальные. И ушки музыкальные, и вообще всё.
Вечер у меня после работы не самый свободный, завтра с утра надо холодильник таскать, ох.

Етицкий код...
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@темы: однатанцую, куклицы, гондурас беспокоит

10:00 

Садхана по имени Амарцэцэг у меня.
Подробности сильно позже, некогда.
Но она потрясная! Очень особенная.

@темы: гондурас беспокоит, куклицы

17:00 

Я. СЕЙЧАС. ВЗБЕЛЕНЮСЬ.

The superb genius behind the Windows Update distribution made possible by Windows Server Update Service is unfortunately – occasionally – disrupted by a handful of irritating errors.

Реквестирую у населения картинок для утешения. Котиков не предлагать.
:facepalm:

@темы: гондурас беспокоит, мемориз

21:00 

Теперь такая девушка будет у меня.


@темы: гондурас беспокоит, куклицы, ресурсы

17:00 

Разорви меня карась на Кёкудзицуки...

19.12.2013 в 15:27
Пишет PurpleFish:

Pre-sale Sadhana NS 10 sets
Фабрика прислала образец в нормале - я в восторге! :inlove: В этом скинтоне она именно такая, какая и должна быть:heart:




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@темы: ресурсы, куклицы, гондурас беспокоит

19:00 

15:30 

Вот почему моя FDA Анаргуль пока обойдётся без подруги.
:love:

04.10.2013 в 14:59
Пишет PurpleFish:

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@темы: куклицы, гондурас беспокоит

11:00 

Разорви меня карась!
Не знаю, что за база тут, но вот, вот как надо переделывать фаянсовых "Дам эпохи" от Д'Агостини!

♥ Chan sama ♥ рулит!

MADAME KANG BY CHAN PARK

@темы: гондурас беспокоит, куклицы, ресурсы

20:30 

Дайва Вильгельмина мне зело нравится, она вне времени и суеты, заберу покрашенные головы вскоре.

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@темы: ресурсы, куклицы, гондурас беспокоит

22:30 

Тапки... :dve: На куклицах клёво смотрелись бы, на хиппозных идеаловках например.

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@темы: гондурас беспокоит, крафт

10:30 

05:00 

Jiří Trnka (Иржи Трынка)
1950 год.
Часть про поединок.

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В детстве это был кукольщик №1 для меня. И сейчас наверное, в плане покадровой анимации никого не могу вспомнить убедительнее и лиричнее, с вниманием к мельчайшим деталям.

@темы: ресурсы, мемориз, гондурас беспокоит

15:00 

Ямаха, можно я Вас поцелую, а Вы не отбивайтесь и не зовите полицию? И доведите старый концепт до серии.

Называется это дело... конечно, Тессеракт!

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@темы: абырвалг, гондурас беспокоит

09:30 

Хорошо было бы стать роботом у Императора в услужении. У него есть много техники, растений, и несколько кошек.
Я и кошек могу кормить, в конце концов, уж не говоря о павловнии и прочих жителях кадок.
А техника это родное.

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@темы: ресурсы, гондурас беспокоит

13:00 

“On the occasions when Aunt is calling Aunt like mastodons bellowing across primeval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle ('Please read this carefully and send it on Jane') the clan has a tendency to ignore me.”

Как вовремя. И как нехватка Вудхауза, неощутимая на протяжении скольких-то лет, сказывалась на самом деле на моём нивелире. Отъюстировать!

@темы: гондурас беспокоит

15:00 

Каягым-спам.
Лучше сразу жениться с разбегу пойти на ютьюб и просмотреть 38 видео на канале барышни Luna Lee, весьма не посрамившей олдовых рокеров своей античной цитрой.

Под катом два из них.

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@темы: ресурсы, гондурас беспокоит

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