|Copyright © 2009 by Tom Law|
|radio, wiimotes, laptop||violent outbursts...uncertain rhythms ... irregular soundplay|
|radio, wiimotes, laptop||swooshes... mangled voices... but I stuck to a steady beat on this one!|
|radio, wiimotes, laptop||slow droning pain|
Nettles (first mix)
|radio, wiimotes, laptop||stop 'n' go... disorienting tempo shifts
(distilled from a 15-minute improv)
Nettles (second mix)
|radio, wiimotes, laptop||(thought I'd lost the first mix, so I made a 2nd from the same tracks)|
May 12, 2009 - I've been playing lately with a disembowelled battery-powered radio... using my moistened fingertips to short-circuit various points on the exposed board... so I can make almost-controllable electronic noises (along with whatever broadcast the radio is tuned to).
And furthermore, I also recently learned that the remote controller for a wii game machine can be used to send control signals to my laptop, which I can convert to musical information, such as triggering notes or altering the texture. I immediately went out and bought 2 of these "wiimotes".
So, I decided to create a series of mostly-improvised pieces, using these rules:
Since I have a swell new subwoofer in my studio, I decided to make full use of the sound spectrum, esp. the low end. Unfortunately, it all sounds like crap if you only have tiny speakers...so I recommend listening to these pieces over good headphones if you don't have your pc hooked up to a decent sound system.
Anyway, these are the pieces I've done so far. I did cheat some.
Software used: Cycling '74 Max, Ableton Live, Propellerheads Reason.
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music for modern dancing.
created way back before you were born, on steam-powered tape decks
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