RE: visual digressions - was Re: pictures / snap shot / control + ?

Subject: RE: visual digressions - was Re: pictures / snap shot / control + ?
Date: Sun Jun 13 2004 - 17:06:01 EDT

For what it's worth, my own musical ideas come in images as often as in
sounds. I have an algorithmic composition system in Python and C++ that
uses ideas from 3-d computer graphics to generate pieces (as opposed to
grammatical or "music theory" ideas).

I have often thought about putting every Gabor logon/grain/STFT bin in a
piece of music on a wall -- that sounds like just what you have done! Are
your printouts in color?

Original Message:
From: miriam clinton (iriXx)
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:43:36 +0100
Subject: visual digressions - was Re: pictures / snap shot / control + ?

goedemorgen (voor ons wie Nederlands praten - hello Dennis ;)

re taking pictures and snapshots...

made me think on tangents: i compose - and even think - visually.
i dont think in sentences primarily, i think in pictures, which
sometimes i translate into sentences and sometimes those who are close
to me just unnderstand - or people think of them as a better description
than words, an analogy or parable.

i also compose visually. every single one of my pieces has begun with a
shape, which develops into sound and then structure.

so i can understand your need to print out a composition.
i loved printing scans of sound analysis too. ok, hands up here who
/hasnt/ printed a picture of their cat meouwing? ;)

i used to annoy the sh*t out of everyone at Goldsmiths because when i
needed to structure a long piece, i would print out every page from
ProTools, sellotape it together and stick it on the back wall of one of
the studios, and begin making annotations.

it works for me. now i'm at home, in my own studio, and i have Photoshop ;)

cups of earl grey tea,


macCormac wrote:

>hola / good morning / bon soir
>i am forever forgetting (memory lapse) how to capture a picture of
>composition or design ...
>control + ? = snap shot ... control + something U or 4 .. ? ... = snap
>shot >
>of file (image / composition) or desktop ... ?
>thanks for info
>macCormac (murphy's cousin)
> / na / da / bc
>soundscape & siwash rock
>dj serious mc squared
>rapper undercover (c)
>day job: arresting as many
>SOCAN members as possible ;-)

Lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you better never let it
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow this opportunity
comes once in a lifetime.

-- Eminem: from 8 Mile

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