Apple PowerBook G4/OSX, various instruments lying around the house
max/msp ([rtcmix~], [chuck~]),
Digital Performer 4
I had written a fair amount of software this past (2006) summer, and
I wanted to use it. I didn't have any Really Big Projects underway,
so I thought about doing a "musical blog" and working to finish a short
piece every day or two. The pieces wound up taking a little longer than that,
and I soon scrapped the "blog" idea. But at the same time, some of
the music started being about memory and recollection for me (in ways
that are fairly oblique), which may be a core motivation for a lot
of bloggers. I'm not disciplined enough to keep a blog going myself,
but I did manage to turn out a few sounds.
I kind of like these little etude-y things because they don't try
to be Big Important Works of Art. They just sit there, reminding me
of how I thought and felt during a particular span of life.
These little studies also
gave me a chance to work with Perry Cook and Ge Wang's
ChucK language using the [chuck~] max/msp object I wrote.
Most of the non-real sounds were made using [chuck~] and