This is my box - notes.scraps
Forerunner Foray - Shabazz Palaces
Javelin Unlanding - Bill Callahan
video directed by Hanly Banks
via It’s Nice That
Resignation of a President - Allmyheroesdiedinprison
"This was made (with love) from “Farewell to White House Staff” as found on the b-side of the 1974 Capitol lp Resignation of a President.”
Nixon resigned today, 40 years ago
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.
Reconstructing audio from video requires that the frequency of the video samples — the number of frames of video captured per second — be higher than the frequency of the audio signal. In some of their experiments, the researchers used a high-speed camera that captured 2,000 to 6,000 frames per second. That’s much faster than the 60 frames per second possible with some smartphones, but well below the frame rates of the best commercial high-speed cameras, which can top 100,000 frames per second.
“We’re recovering sounds from objects,” he says. “That gives us a lot of information about the sound that’s going on around the object, but it also gives us a lot of information about the object itself, because different objects are going to respond to sound in different ways.” In ongoing work, the researchers have begun trying to determine material and structural properties of objects from their visible response to short bursts of sound.
The classic scores of American movies have long been neglected in the world of classical music. British violinist Daniel Hope tries to change that by shining a new light on the sound of Hollywood.
'Escape To Paradise — The Hollywood Album' does not only try to capture the music of the Golden Era of the film industry, but also tells the story of Jewish emigrants who escaped the ethnic and cultural terror of the Nazis in Germanys 1930s and 1940s. It is a testimony of the suffering and the loss that built the basis of the classic sound of Hollywood.
Daniel hope, classical, film, documentary, Hollywood, cp
Published on Jul 31, 2014
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Listen up: We’re running a special rebroadcast of the first season of Sound Builders, our show about noise (and the people rethinking how to make it), all week on Motherboard. We hope it tides you over until the forthcoming season of Sound Builders, which you can catch on Motherboard next month.
First, let’s revisit Reed Ghazala, who’s been called the father of circuit bending.
"I’ve been accused of starting the first electronic art movement," Ghazala told us back in 2010. "If that’s true, that was better than the other things I could’ve done."
Clad entirely in purple, a sort of modular J. Mascis, Ghazala would show us his boyhood home in suburban Cincinnati—where the chance-driven sound generating technique was born in the late 1960s—before we holed up at his Anti-Theory Workshop on the other side of town. There, he played our flesh (seriously) and an array of other manipulated consumer electronics, all blipping and blorping to the rush of simply not knowing what you’re going to get when you bend, say, a children’s toy radio.
Stay tuned for the premiere of Sound Builders season two right here on Motherboard.
Watch Psych-Pop Duo Peaking Lights Make Sound Waves with Recycled Electronics: http://bit.ly/WLJ0Rh
Watch Sound Designer Diego Stocco Build a ‘Mad Mac’-Style Bass With Pipes: http://bit.ly/1zw8QGx
Reed Ghazala, the Father of Circuit Bending: http://bit.ly/1uPr
Atomos VI - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Beat the Drum Slowly - Timber Timbre
Video by Chad Vangaalen
Golden Arrow - DARKSIDE