Purity Ring - Belispeak
Would love more free time to discover new music.
Far too much work yo!
The Sound of a Fermi Gamma-ray Burst
The NASA blog has posted a video, turning the above data-capture graph of ‘a gamma-ray burst, the most energetic explosions in the universe’ (above) into a piece of music:
What does the universe look like at high energies? Thanks to the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT), we can extend our sense of sight to “see” the universe in gamma rays. But humans not only have a sense of sight, we also have a sense of sound. If we could listen to the high-energy universe, what would we hear? What does the universe sound like?
… In translating the gamma-ray measurements into musical notes we assigned the photons to be “played” by different instruments (harp, cello, or piano) based on the probabilities that they came from the burst. This particular conversion is a fairly simple one; We built this on work done by other members of the LAT team (Luca Baldini and Alex Drlica-Wagner) who explored converting our data into music in different ways.
In the beginning of the song, before the burst starts, the harp plucks out a few lonely notes. After about half a minute, the piano joins in on top of the harp background, and the notes begin to pile on more and more rapidly. The cello enters the scene as the burst begins in earnest.
Intergalactic Music (mix) - Pavel Dovgal
Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations, Sound ArchitectruesCompilation Video V.2.9 / Last update: December 4, 2011
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
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“The Turntable Rider is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument. The bike wheels, become jog wheels. The handbrakes, become sound pads. Mix and scratch at will.”
Most recent set up:
Schecter C1+ guitar, Line 6 POD X3, MWFX feedback-loop ‘Judder’ pedal and a (recently borrowed) Orange AD30.
Recording on Logic Pro 9 and frequently use Guitar Rig, ULTRABEAT and Addictive Drums. Keys are Oxegen 49. Considering moving on to Ableton Live.. I’ve seen some crazy things done on an APC140.