Monthly Archives: October 2010

Different scales in sound

I’ve forgotten where I read it but my understanding of fractals is that they display self-similarity at different scales. I’ve just had a quick flick through Mandelbrot’s book “The Fractal Geometry of Nature” but I couldn’t find a quick one … Continue reading

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Mapping Perlin Noise to audio params … but which ones?

So Perlin Noise is a kind of noise (or order) that is capable of generating graphic scenes which resonate with either beauty or reality. My assumption is that it should follow that the same will happen with sound. I might … Continue reading

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Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis and Perlin Noise … what’s the diff?

Its just struck me that Xenakis’ Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis may be very similar to Perlin Noise! Just the same as Perlin Noise is used by digital graphics artist to introduce a ‘world-like’ turbulence to graphical textures … I’m wondering if … Continue reading

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Xenakis, Cinder, Perlin Noise and spatial audio.

So my question is, how can Perlin Noise be appropriated to spatial audio? Or maybe just audio? Have a look at these Perlin Noise images. I’m searching for a ‘sound’. I dont know what it is, but I do know what it … Continue reading

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Asyla

I was just talking to a post-graduate colleague at the University of Wollongong, whose PhD thesis concerns the history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, about how we tend to attempt to cast any new music we hear into a cultural … Continue reading

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On the commercialisation of ambisonia.com

I wasn’t going to post much about the commercialisation of ambisonia.com, but I’ve found a talk presented by the founder of imeem.com, now dead, which highlights many of the reasons why music websites are so difficult. Have a listen, its … Continue reading

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Man On Wire

I find this ‘coup’ insanely beautiful. A man decides to somehow, illegally, covertly, stretch a 200 kg cable between 2 towers (World Trade Centre in New York) and walk across it. He works with a small team. Its 1974. They actually … Continue reading

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