tracking sound

Still unable to find research on ‘dark with eyes open vs  eyes closed’ auditory tracking efficiency,

The function of tracking in the dark is orientation/identification whereas with eyes closed the task is less risky.

The studies must exist, I didn’t dream them I don’t think.

Although I might just have gotten t wrong.



1000 Instrumental Metaphors

I need to unbind my ideas or some of my ideas about this project.
Why does a finished sketch need to be more than a minute, or 30 seconds, or even 10?
I need to crank out handfuls of these and throw them by the shovelful at these performers.


Farming motifs

Bounded vs unbounded affordances

Originally posted on 6/8/16 in response to:
CEC — eContact! 17.4 —
Back to the Future: On misunderstanding modular synthesizers
by Richard Scott


There’s an upcoming issue of a new music journal that includes ecological-based compositional practice. It’s something I really want to take part in.
More information as it is released.

More Web Fun

More adjustments on the website. It’s subtle. Too subtle really, for a page that rarely gets a hit, but I like playing with it.

Now, if you can notice it or let it sit for a few seconds to let it rise to the surface, a ‘play’ triangle pops up in the middle of the center logo. When you hit it one of the AL animations of the improvs plays underneath the logo, fading in and out.

If you can find the “full screen” button, (although that isn’t likely) it has a great inadvertent ghosting effect. I’m quite happy with it.

I understand that for search optimization purposes, it helps to update the page relatively often. This will be a way of doing that easily. I can just paste the new youtube address i the iframe div.

The Stroll

Errands to run so I’ll walk today. Irvin Arditti is tonight. Music to write today. Friday is improv at the house with Lee, so maybe sketching some scores of some kind might speed things along.

So… Lee is bring some hand-held percussion items and hopefully a plethora of mallets. I’m prepping the improv guitar (Dauphin) for him. I’d really like for this first encounter to be completely free, but I’ll sketch some stuff out just in case.

Probably I’d best prep an aural score. It might be nice to have something to talk to Ricardo about in response to his article.


on a side note…
If I’d known cooking was this easy I’d have started a long time ago. (Slow roasted tomato-basil  soup)


Two Shows Tonight

First up is the regular monthly show at Quad Studios with The South Leicestershire Improvisors Ensemble. At the same time, “Now For Something Completely Different” kicks off it’s first show of the series with The Dirty Electronics Ensemble and associated regulars. The associated regulars from the S.L.I.E. will get there shortly after the predicted late start.