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


Subject: Re: visual digressions - was Re: pictures / snap shot / control + ?
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Sun Jun 13 2004 - 18:00:11 EDT


gogins@pipeline.com wrote:

>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).
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wow.... sounds fun although i'm no programmer because its too verbal for
me. i'm waaay too right brain - to the point of being both dyslexic and
dyspraxic. but it helps with the visual stuff. i LOVED oh jeez whats the
name of that visual-to-sound thing that everyone uses but is Mac
only?.... i'm a PC / Linux girl now. Chris Penrose wrote Hyperupic for
OS X too but i dont have a mac... and i refuse to use OS X because i
found out you can never really be root. long story for another posting ;)

>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?
>
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not yet... but i think and dream in color. i also count in color and
spell in color. and i have absolute pitch. they're all interconnected
and have something to do with early learning. i'm strongly synaesthetic
- during a period of illness last year i finally managed to feel music
in different parts of my body (during fever) - i hope that i can still
do it though. it was like being on E ;). there are colors germinating
in my embryo pictures that become pieces. unfortunately our printer is
in black and white, and protools is limited to colors on the screen, but
i often find myself working with shapes and colors still. i once said i
could tell whose composition it was from the shape on protools. hehe.

best
mC~

>Original Message:
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>From: miriam clinton (iriXx) iriXx@iriXx.org
>Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:43:36 +0100
>To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
>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,
>
>mC~
>
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>macCormac wrote:
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>>hola / good morning / bon soir
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>>i am forever forgetting (memory lapse) how to capture a picture of
>>composition or design ...
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>>control + ? = snap shot ... control + something U or 4 .. ? ... = snap
>>shot >
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>>of file (image / composition) or desktop ... ?
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>>thanks for info
>>
>>macCormac (murphy's cousin)
>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>http://www.sylvi.ca / na / da / bc
>>soundscape & siwash rock
>>dj serious mc squared
>>rapper undercover (c)
>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>day job: arresting as many
>>SOCAN members as possible ;-)
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