Data Sonification

I don’t often post on here – it turns out, that writing a blog about struggling with the new identity of mother-to-two-small-children is much easier and more satisfying than writing a blog about struggling through a PhD. Anyway, back to this post. I absolutely love this video, and I want to watch it every morning…

WWise

I am learning WWise.  This is partly due to working on the Interoception Apps that David is making for his research, but also because I am following the work of Guy Whitmore.  He seems to get exactly what I’m trying to do, and in his recent Webinar of 19th July 2018, he even referenced and…

Gender and Procreative Bias in Composing.

I don’t normally talk about these things – I am wary of discussing subjects outside of my field. I admire from a distance people who have the time and energy to campaign against the various injustices of our time, while still managing to live their lives. For me, I physically realise only about 30% of…

Chasing the Unicorn…

I had to post this here, as it is totally fascinating, and I wish I had found this 20 years ago! understanding-fourier-transform

Eno Lectures

In the comments section of a recent Facebook post regarding the philisophising of whether people who create generative / algorithmic music can be called composers, a Brian Eno lecture was posted, which could be useful material for me. Apart from anything else, Eno has a good delivery, so I might learn a few presentational tips…

Annual Review – A Change of Direction

I had my Annual Review this week, which was a bit of a wake-up call, but not because I didn’t have enough to show, but more because the boundaries between a musicology degree and a composition degree were solidly outlined to me. All the research and paper-writing cannot be used in the thesis, which must…

SuperCollider

In my Pure Data lust, it is easy to forget that there are of course other tools out there for creating generative music. I have recently been reminded of this: sc140  which blew my mind when I first heard it, and made me marvel at the power of SuperCollider.  These tracks have all been written using only…

libpd for iOS – tutorial vids

Just putting this link here, as I keep losing it! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-RatzHn1ukuuINLqnbBYeg Also, another link, which will hopefully lead to an important chapter in the thesis: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/can-music-be-used-as-medicine/391820/

Following Researchers

There are several names that come up repeatedly in my field, which I should probably list at some point. Anna Jordanous, and is a lecturer at the University of Kent. Also this site: http://valuingelectronicmusic.org/

Website Revamp

Phew!  Every now and again I have to update my various web presences, and it is always a nail-biting ride of “will it work?”   Firstly, my main page was still on my extremely old domain name, my maiden name.  I had to shift everything onto a newer domain, slightly hampered by the fact that…