Category: Research

SEPTAR V2

In 2011, we set out to ‘hack’ MIDI guitar pickup systems and enable access to the audio outputs of the individual strings of a guitar. These MIDI guitar pickup systems generally sense string activity with piezo transducers, which can be used as accurate microphones if amplified correctly. Design Choices There are many ways to create …

rg.ambi~ Ambisonic Abstractions for Pure Data (Pd)

Download Link: rg.ambi~.zip What’s in the .zip? – Encoders for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order ambisonic panning – Based on Furse-Malham (“FuMa”) coefficients – Decoders for stereo, quad, 5, and 8-channel loudspeaker arrays Additional Reading: http://www.blueripplesound.com/hoa-introduction http://www.blueripplesound.com/b-format http://www.blueripplesound.com/decoding Find an Error / Bug? ricky at rickygraham dot net

Live Show (Forthcoming): ShapeShifter Lab – May, 13th – (Brooklyn, NYC)

I have an up-and-coming show with Jay Dickson at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NYC on May 13th) –  $5 in. Starts at 7pm. Details are here and below: Act 1: Jeff Thompson – set length – approx. 40 minutes. Instrumentation: Guitar / Amplifier Jeff Thompson is an artist, musician, programmer, maker, and teacher based in …

Sounds & Schemas: Moving Music Metaphors

The following videos demonstrate another set of developmental mapping strategies for spatial music performance, which exploit bodily-based metaphors (see Johnson 2007). This set of examples present moving sound objects (individuated audio for each guitar string) moving from the front of the performance space to the rear. As each object is passed to an audio effects …

Cross-Links: A Music & Peacebuilding Project

What is Cross-Links? Cross-Links is a creative workshop focusing on the development of useful IT skills, applicable specifically within creative industries, that will be employed to build leadership and social cohesion amongst Protestant and Catholic youth in Belfast.  In order to develop transferable skills, such as computer literacy, songwriting, peer leadership and dispute resolution tools, …

Developing Mapping Strategies for Spatial Music Performance

All videos are decoded for stereo playback. Please use headphones. This video demonstrates the mapping of skeletal data using an Xbox Kinect, Synapse, and Pure Data, within a developing live performance system. The kinect data controls in-kind spatial flocking behaviors of the ‘boids’ algorithm. Mapping Strategies for Embodied Metaphors – Improvised Musical Examples This video …

Mapping and Meaning: Re-New Digital Arts Festival Proceedings

“Mapping and Meaning: Embodied Metaphors and Non–localized Structures in Performance System Design,” written in collaboration with Dr. Brian Bridges (University of Ulster), is now available for viewing as part of the Re-New Digital Arts Festival Proceedings (pp. 216 – 222): ISSN 2245-7801 Download link: http://www.l–l.dk/downloadables/re-new_2013_conference_proceeding.pdf Festival Website: http://re-new.org/

Pd2Live – A Digital Music Performance System

pd2live is a digital music performance system, built in Pure Data (extended 0.42.5), designed specifically to function with a polyphonic audio output (audio per string) of an augmented electric guitar provided by bespoke audio break-out hardware. …

Tour of Belgium & Germany – Report

The Elements Tour (2011) was set to be an interesting experience. A collaborative tour between Sjaak Overgauuw (Premonition Factory) and Hellmut Neidhardt (N) could only produce some very contrasting and ultimately interesting musical results. For…