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Free Music Archive: Song-O-Phone

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 15:47 -- rprice

Welcome to the Song-O-Phone! Each track represents a link in the chain, begun by sending Song I to a single person. Each artist only heard the version directly before them when recording their track, then had 24 hours to complete theirs. There are three chains, numbered with I, II, III... and 2, 3, 4... and lettered A, B, C.

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Free Music Archive: Build A Mixing Bowl Reverb

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:32 -- rprice

The concept of a plate reverb is quite simple. An electromagnet, like the one found on a audio speaker, is directly or indirectly coupled to the center of a piece of sheet of metal. Audio from a sound source is fed into this electromagnet (voice coil) which will physically vibrate the piece of sheet metal (plate). These audio vibrations are echoed many times, echos which are in fact persistence of audio. The amount of persistence (reverberation) is determined by the physical characteristics of the plate.

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ionosonde recordings: D.I.Y. plate reverb

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:32 -- rprice

Now that I had a working voice coil (driver) ready for mounting on the plate reverb unit, it is time to fabricate a coupling link that will directly connect the driver to the plate. But first, I need to do something with this mess I made while performing that gruesome surgery on our patient. A quick sweeping with my trusty broom and......wait a minute - broom - broom handle... Perfect! A broom handle is the right size for making a driver coupling link.

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Scaled in Miles – 3rd Floor at Fathom

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 17:08 -- rprice

The outermost ring shows the timeline of Miles’ sessions, from his first on April 24, 1945, to his last recording on August 25, 1991. On the inside of the circle, the 577 artists that collaborated with Miles are depicted by over 2,000 bars. Each bar represents a musician collaborating in a recording session over time.

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DavidByrne.com - How Music Works

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:26 -- rprice

How Music Works is David Byrne's remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he's spent a lifetime thinking about. He explains how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and how the advent of recording technology forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music. Acting as historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, he searches for patterns—and tells us how they have affected his own work over the years with Talking Heads and his many collaborators.

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Mogees - Play the World by Bruno Zamborlin — Kickstarter

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 14:30 -- rprice

Mogees consists of a mobile app and a small sensor that detects and analyses the vibrations that we make when we interact with the objects around us. It uses a special sound technique to alter their acoustic properties so as to make them musical. Above all, it's about everyone making beautiful music out of ordinary objects. Just plug it in and play the world. If you have 90 seconds, watch the video below, in which the 10 year old son of one of our friends plays Mogees in song mode:

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Mogees - Play the World by Bruno Zamborlin — Kickstarter

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 14:30 -- rprice

Mogees consists of a mobile app and a small sensor that detects and analyses the vibrations that we make when we interact with the objects around us. It uses a special sound technique to alter their acoustic properties so as to make them musical. Above all, it's about everyone making beautiful music out of ordinary objects. Just plug it in and play the world. If you have 90 seconds, watch the video below, in which the 10 year old son of one of our friends plays Mogees in song mode:

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"Moon Show 143" a theatrical rock concert by Kyle Loven — Kickstarter

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:05 -- rprice

Inspired by cultural moon myths and beliefs from around the world, Moon Show 143 is a theatrical duet combining live and recorded sound, puppetry, and movement. Following the moon on its cyclical journey with Earth, the piece portrays four fateful encounters between humans and the moon to tell a story of connection and inevitability. Rock concert theatrics collide with interstellar imagery to form a new moon myth in this world premiere.

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