Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall Cherry Brew

A week of sailing in SF has returned me to Anchorage in a good relaxed state. The boat is in good shape, so time to make some beer. THis is batch number 3 (1 was a Belgian Ale, 2 was a an English Bitter - the Belgian was great and there is only one left 3 weeks on while the bitter is not as good, but still rather drinkable). Tonight's' brewing adventure was the Kriek cherry. It is safely tucked away in the carboy fermenting away and we shall see what the future holds. Summer is wrapping up and it rather fabulous to be experiencing fall for the first time in years. I suppose a week in the 80's threw my body off, but the shift to night time temps in the 30's is really a change. It is strange that the sun is now setting around 9:30PM, it feels so early for the sun to go down. Well that will all change once the snow arrives.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

orthodox russian chant

Monday, August 18, 2014

Yoon-Ji

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers

  1. Of prime necessity is life: a style should live.
  2. Style should be suited to the specific person with whom you wish to communicate. (The law of mutual relation.)
  3. First, one must determine precisely “what-and-what do I wish to say and present,” before you may write. Writing must be mimicry.
  4. Since the writer lacks many of the speaker’s means, he must in general have for his model a very expressive kind of presentation of necessity, the written copy will appear much paler.
  5. The richness of life reveals itself through a richness of gestures. One must learn to feel everything — the length and retarding of sentences, interpunctuations, the choice of words, the pausing, the sequence of arguments — like gestures.
  6. Be careful with periods! Only those people who also have long duration of breath while speaking are entitled to periods. With most people, the period is a matter of affectation.
  7. Style ought to prove that one believes in an idea; not only that one thinks it but also feels it.
  8. The more abstract a truth which one wishes to teach, the more one must first entice the senses.
  9. Strategy on the part of the good writer of prose consists of choosing his means for stepping close to poetry but never stepping into it.
  10. It is not good manners or clever to deprive one’s reader of the most obvious objections. It is very good manners and very clever to leave it to one’s reader alone to pronounce the ultimate quintessence of our wisdom.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

early electronic music

I found this when listening to an interview of Kees Tazelaar here and this and some Dick Raaijmakers

Friday, August 01, 2014

bass lines

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

prepared objects

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lusine

loscil

rather nice remix

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

mountain topography study

I am working on a piece for Kinect and piano and my notion is to use the topography of mountains for control signals and to generate pitch. Above is a patch to explore some synthesis of topography with the audio below.
AUDIO
 
Mt. Huntington
Here is an audio sketch of Mount Huntington, in the White Mountains, turning the topography into a melody for piano. It is the beginning of an idea.