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Feb
07

Virtual/Transposed Landscapes

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John Craig Freeman, Minsheng Courtyard, 2016

I’m working on a virtual reality and spatial audio piece with Messrs. Cluett and Manzione as part of the Virtual/Transposed Landscapes exhibition at apexart in NYC. The opening reception is on March 23 from 6pm to 8pm. Thanks to Christopher Manzione for curating the show.

On view:
March 24 – May 14, 2016

Featuring work by:

Seth Cluett
John Craig Freeman
Ricky Graham
Christopher Manzione
Nicholas O’Brien
Rachel Rossin

http://apexart.org/exhibitions/manzione.php 

 February 7th, 2016  
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Feb
01

Up-and-Coming Performances in 2016

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I’ll be performing a late night set at SEAMUS 2016 (Statesboro, GA) in February and two sets at an art exhibition in Jersey City in March. Both events will feature new music.

Details below:

Feb 12th – Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States national conference at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. Late night set at the Eagle Creek Brewery. Full schedule available below:

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/seamus/schedule/ 

(I will also be rising early the following day to give a paper on my ongoing sonification project with Evan Lynch at the MIT Media Lab. More on that soon).

March 4th – Art exhibition featuring sculptor Josie Dean at City Life (125 1st St)  in Jersey City. I will be providing an ambient backdrop to Josie’s sterling work. More details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1648097748787760/

 

 

Feb
01

New Interview: Art + Music + Technology

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About a week ago, I was incredibly fortunate to be interviewed by Cycling ’74 CLO Darwin Grosse for his Art + Music + Technology podcast.  We talked guitars, code, etc. Here’s the spiel:

Ricky Graham is someone that I came to respect through his work. My friend Gregory turned me on to his music, and listening to it became part of my daily routine. Then I reached out to him about doing the podcast, and was happy to get his consent. I needed to get ahead on recordings, so this one was done while visiting LA for the NAMM conference.

I was intrigued by Ricky’s work as a guitarist that is also, clearly, neck-deep in technology. I was also drawn in by his hacker-like mentality in finding ways to make things work – and work together. This chat was as laid back as could be, and I quickly forgot I was talking to anyone but a good friend, because he’s as engaging to talk to as can be. We ended up talking guitar synths, rugby, guitarisms within software and even balancing tech with playing.

As happens so often with great guests, this discussion immediately got me interested in trying out some new techniques, doing some actual recording and just plain getting-off-my-duff. Whether you are into guitars or not, you are sure to be inspired by Ricky Graham.

Check out the interview via the link below:

http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-114-ricky-graham

Thanks, Darwin!

 February 1st, 2016  
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Jan
26

New Pd Externals: [grambipan~] and [grambidec~]

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[grambipan~] and [grambidec~] are two new (basic) ambisonic objects for Pd. They will form a large part of the new grambilib~ library I am finishing this semester, allowing a user to control angle and elevation using an audio-rate signal. They’re largely based on the rg.ambi~ abstractions from 2015. All objects are written in the C programming language. Both externals collectively allow a user to use 1st (3d), 2nd (2d), and 3rd (2d) order ambisonics for mono, stereo, quad, 5.0, hexagonal, octagonal, and b-format cube (3d) array configurations.

You can grab Version 1 for Mac (32-bit / 64bit) here. Version 2 will feature a library format, including the [grambiman~] object for rotation, tilt, tumble soundfield manipulations. Version 2 will also be available for Linux and Windows.

Download

 January 26th, 2016  
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Jan
25

[lerdahl] for Pd (Update) – now available for Linux

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A few updates to Version 1. lerdahl.c and lerdahl.pd_linux now included in the .zip. Windows coming soon.

Download

 January 25th, 2016  
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Dec
29

New Pd External: [lerdahl]

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[lerdahl] is an external for Pd written in C. It is largely based on ideas presented in Fred Lerdahl’s book, “Tonal Pitch Space” (2001), on the construction of melodies.

Version 1 takes any MIDI input and outputs values for pitch class, basic space, closure, tension, ratios of asymmetrical attraction, ratios of asymmetrical attraction * pitch class distance, and pitch class distance. 

The user may change the configuration of the basic space to accommodate any of the 7 modes of the major scale.

The user may also offset pitch class zero if they want zero to be something other than Middle C (C3 /4, etc.).

Mac only, for the moment. Version 2 will be cross-platform, have list outputs, and more useful construction arguments.

Download [lerdahl] for Mac OSX (32-bit)

 

 December 29th, 2015  
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Oct
21

rg.ambi~ ambisonics abstractions for Max/MSP

 October 21st, 2015  
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Oct
21

rg.ambi~ updates, bug fixes, hexagonal decoder

rg.ambi~ patches now have a hexagonal decoder!

Download: http://rickygraham.net/puredata/rg.ambi~.zip

 October 21st, 2015  
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Sep
19

Up-and-Coming Performances in 2015

I will be performing a 24-loudspeaker arrangement of Quiet Arcs at the International Computer Music Conference (University of North Texas, Denton) next Saturday, September 26th, at 4.30pm.

In addition, I will be performing some new material at Spectrum in Manhattan, NYC, on October 30th at 7pm.

 September 19th, 2015  
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Sep
19

New Eagle Library – 13 Pin DIN

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 3.56.38 PMThe first Septar beta-testers requested a rectangular DIN socket (sdd-130j). I couldn’t find a 13-pin DIN library for Eagle, so I made one for Septar V2:

Download the Eagle library from here:

http://rickygraham.net/eagle/rgraham_13pindin_eagle.zip

Here’s how to do it:

http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/110

– R

 September 19th, 2015  
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