Revolution Number Nine – The Beatles, 1968

I admit that I’ve never heard of this before reading “Cut and Paste,” and I have to say that I really loved it. I find it very hard to not focus on the semantic nature of the speech, though it is very easy to disconnect from them after they have been repeated ad nauseum. Mindless…

Milan Knizak – “Broken Music Composition” – Adam

This is Milan Knizak – “Broken Music Composition” from 1979 which was part of a series called “Destroyed Music” This piece was created by manipulating the the playback of a record by physically damaging the records and needles themselves. He would scratch them, put holes in them, burn them, and whatever else he could think…

Found Sound Collage Proposal Draft – Adam

I am currently working on a concerto for piano and electronics. In the piece, the pianist controls the electronics via a midi foot pedal positioned next to the normal pedals. The piano part is basically finished for the whole work, but I am still working on the electronics for each movement. My proposal is to…

Steve Reich – “It’s Gonna Rain,” 1965

I admit that my love of this work is somewhat extra-musical. This work was the first ever experience I had with both musique concrète and Steve Reich, and every time I hear it I remember that first time I heard it in fourth-semester music theory and how eye-opening it was for me to hear something…

Group Project – Adam, Caroline, Miles, Michael

Below is the video demo of our group project featuring the wonderful sounds of paper. So far, our program has the following effects: 1. Paper crumpled sound when mouse is clicked. 2. Paper ripping sound during click and drag. Velocity is mapped to the speed of the playback of the rip. 3. Typewriter sounds in…

Found Sound Collage ideas

1. Breath – I’m very interested in breath (that I’m even making a controller for it). It’s almost a noise, but it also contains so much information. For example, soft breath = calm, a long exhale = relieve, etc. The materials that I’m thinking of using are vocal sounds and breath. 2. We Human Monsters –…