My thoughts on potential noise machines

1- I have always wanted to try using Max to take in video data and convert that into sounds. I know the Vizzie plugins have some tools that can open up some options for this, but I don’t really know how to go about actually linking the two in a meaningful way. I know I…

Reduced Listening

It could be likened to the sounds of a creature or creatures in the woods on a dark night, but somewhat alien and not of this world. It could be from some avian or mammalian source, but it’s impossible to tell. It’s rhythmic and pulsating, but also distant, in short bursts of sound that recur…

“Inside-Out” by Andre Borges (2011)

Performer Andre Borges reminds a listener that, among our noisy environments, the human body makes sound.  Through controlled manipulation of breath, Borges is able to produce a variety of sounds with his heart, throat and intestines.  These sounds are heard via stethoscopic microphones.  The sounds are then amplified and projected into a room, in which…

Noise Machine Ideas

When I think about the phrase ‘noise machine’ I immediately think of some device, a physical device, not electronic.  I feel there must be moving parts. 1.  My first idea is a Kitchen implement device.  I will begin with re-purposed kitchen utensils, perhaps an egg beater would be a nice start for a crank and…

Microtonal Wall – Tristan Perich

It was a very interesting experience that I had when I saw this work in person last summer in MoMA. I would see it as a noise machine embedded in a wall, however is made of very organized sounds – very subtly adjusted to certain frequencies so that they span exactly 4 octaves along the…