Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London have computer analysed 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 based on Timbre and Harmony data. The conclusions are particularly interesting.
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The new Squarepusher track Stor Eiglass has exactly the same melody as the well-known hit Just Like Heaven by The Cure. Are we talking about plagiarism here?
Where are those protest songs? There is enough reason to write those but we all seem too busy making money. Is music really providing nothing more than a momentary superficial piece of entertainment? Not without coincidence I came across this interesting story. A story about how the Colombian army used a hidden morse code in a pop song for […]
Trevor Horn has influenced me a lot when it comes to sound and arrangements. The guy is a legend. And he’s also a great storyteller.
From October 2014 through February 2015 the San Jose Museum of Art hosts the Momentum exhibit. My musical score is one of the scores that accompanies the silent video by artist Josh Azzarella that is in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art. The finished work in Momentum consists of three small […]
Blue in Green – Miles Davis / Ballade de Melody Nelson – Serge Gainsbourg / Pad Kontrol – Georgia Anne Muldrow
It all comes from somewhere and it all happens at a certain moment in time someplace, somewhere. It was happening when when Miles Davis was recording Kind of Blue at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City. It was happening when Donald Fagen was recording the Nightfly at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Recording Studios and […]
Creating is like playing. You go and do things without thinking too much about them. And you’re not making decisions as you play. Your brain will make decisions for you unconsciously. You need to breath, your muscles need oxygen to help you with playing. But you don’t do it consciously. This way you get into a flow where things […]
“The “Untitled #8, 2004″ video by Josh Azzarella is part of the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California. This Disquiet Junto project is the result of an invitation by the Museum to develop a sound installation to be displayed on its second floor from October 2014 through February […]
This week’s assignment for the Disquiet Junto Project was created in Reason. No samples were used only synths (mainly Reason Thor) running through wonderful Pulveriser and The Echo effect devices for distortion, rumble and filtering. Reason Audiomatic was used on master using it’s godzilla VHS setting.