25 Recordings: How to be a true Recording Artist/On The Art of Self Recording

Nuna Moosy

1. Record the sound of an empty recording studio. 30 dBA noise level expected.

2. Record only sections of a live session according to your personal algorithm of choice. You might or might not let whom you record know the formula inadvance.

3. Hang around rehearsal rooms. Who wants polished recordings of signed bandsproduced to perfection?

4. Outside of someone else’s headphones. Ever been stuck on atrain/tube/plane/bus/planet when it seems you are the only person to forget their personal stereo? Why not make an environmental recording of all thosestreams of tinny nonsense?

5. Only record the quietest parts below a threshold from radio transmissions.

6. Engineer the nth order recursive recording of recordings.

7. Copy a recording through n analogue generations. Extract the original. Repeatwith the residual.

8. What does Scanner get up to? Bug him. Hear him scanning others in thisrecursive scan.

9. Steal other people’s recording equipment and record them with it.

10. Re recording great recording errors.

11. Releasing a cover version before the original’s official release date is allowedby the new wave of digital piracy.

12. Record the person recording you and other tiresome meta moments.

13. Transmit live from the transmitter’s radio shadow.

14. Rerecord all your best recorded bits and hope for something more mundane.15. Allow a cumulative transmission delay of a day or more as you broadcast fabricated news for two days ahead.

16. Only whilst submitting audio to the Singalong.com web site does the site returns audio from another singer.

17. Be the first to target new audiences! Beam your messages to stars likely to support life.

18. Bug the graves of great old recording artists

19. Hold your audio statement in an eternal delay unit just out of reach

20. Remember the game where you have to keep adding sections of track so the train doesn’t crash? Do this with sections of delay line for a feedback loop.

21. Buy a cello and an electric pickup and amp with prior training on neither. Spend ten years of intense study perfecting your amplification technique.

22. Take a hacksaw to your speakers to improve their distortion capabilities.

23. Record nobody, artfully.

24. Record records- just lying there in their sleeves.

25. Record yourself setting up your recording equipment. May requirebootstrapping through progressively more powerful recording devices, or the help of a friend.

Some of the above may or may not already have been converted into sonic art.Apologies to anyone who tried one of these and isn’t credited. Such is the modern composing situation with all us monkeys and our typewriters that I’d be amazed if I’d got any original suggestions free of co-creation. Where necessary, I record it is myintention to record other people’s recordings of these.

notes
1 probably comes under JC’s 4’33”

5 is by Matt Rogalsky

6 is Alvin Lucier
22 Discussed on plenty of audio mailing lists.

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秋天如衰败的经济,不得已穿短裤吹风

虎泥

秋天酒后的虎泥

Futuristic 1972 Rutt-Etra Video Synth

pr code掉radiohead的新mv,我更关注原型设计
当然最值得读还是code。

lily

Lily is an open source, browser-based, visual programming environment written in JavaScript. Lily enables users to build programs graphically by connecting functional modules to fetch and direct the flow of data, play sound or video, add animation or interactivity, and display results. Lily programs can be shared with other Lily users, installed as Firefox add-ons or run as standalone apps using XULrunner.

lily的出现象征着net.art某些思路的变革,它将网站模式扩展,基于网络但又不限于网络。
想到的模式,利用lily完成firefox的add-ons,将add-ons作为控制器,貌似processing也能完成类似过程,但是基于java的processing在web的表现能力还是较逊色。

玻璃

清晨被2踢脚炸破玻璃,散落在床上,醒来不知所措。 买胶带纸控制情绪和楼下放炮的老板交谈。
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MiniBioMuse

利用身体作为媒介的演出,想到jimu最近的作品,技术上还是用接触式麦克风,如果照片没看过错的话。


(c) dajun, the photograph

用肌肉电的来控制是另一种选择,历史悠久。


BioMuseを用いた演奏風景(Atau Tanaka)
(c) Peter Kers, the photograph

新・筋電センサ
MiniBioMuse-I
MiniBioMuse-II
MiniBioMuse-III

processing.org

processing不温不火地发展,lib的完善,使得使用更简单,两本书(emule上有)

MIT.Press.Processing.A.Programming.Handbook.for.Visual.Designers.and.Artists.Sep.2007.pdf
Processing Creative Coding and Computational Art 2007.pdf

Handbook讲解的比较浅显,08年应该会出中文版,解决版权的问题有专人来做
Processing Creative Coding and Computational Art非常值得一读,也要求读者编程水平较高以及对图象学有一定研究。

还有就是del.icio.us/aaajiao/processing
收集code是学习的过程。

0day in listening

早年的0day in listening on xu现在我打算在这里继续,才在taobao上购得HiVi 2.1电脑音响一套,这才发现生活有多美好。

0day in listening:
joy division – heart & soul(disc 1)
joy division – heart & soul(disc 2)
joy division – heart & soul(disc 3)
the clash – london calling
Bill_Evans_You Must Believe In Spring-1977
达明一派-为人民服务 1996

Fuck you facebook

leila1bis0nu.jpg

用facebook必须反应机灵,上次打盹挂在facebook,才换上情色头像,当我再次回过神时,已经被删号,发信求证,结论是使用情色头像所致,回信还强调已经发信提醒过(恐吓),罢了,并不相信facebook的用户粘贴性有这么高。附上色情照。

Yang2 Xiaowu

我明白简单的是什么,也开始学会用真的善去面对事情和人。
我明白yang2说的工具的意思了。
解脱。