Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Slip Stars in the Sand by rOry

















This is an unreleased track by rOry. I really like this song, and want to make sure others have a chance to hear it as well. Same deal, right click on the post title and save as. This is a much smaller file so it should only take a min.

Owen

Link to Live Set














Wyatt was nice enough to let me play my solo tracks at the last CIA show, so I decided to record the set, and post a link for anyone interested. Just right click the title of this post and save as to download the mp3. I think it takes about 7-14 min to download. Enjoy.

Owen

Friday, March 21, 2008

Jamie Lidell Remix Competition...`


Download the Vocals from his new single "Little Bit of Feel Good", remix 'em, and e-mail 'em to :jamielidell@warprecords.com by april 1st...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Total Fucking Pizza Party


GUMBALL

The first real tune by TOTAL FUCKING PIZZA PARTY a band that includes 10 zombies, Wake, and Denny Denny Breakfast.

UPDATE:

"those tracks with bob are like glitch carnival gabber video game dance hop" - PG-13 ( head honcho of Circuitree Records)

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT

you HAVE to fucking watch this. SERIOUSLY.:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Silicon Graffiti Release Party in Miami!

"Brick" Tangible Interface on CDM





Jordan and I Just got our installation featured on the fantastic blog CDM. We look forward to seeing them at the Yuri night in SF.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Julia Holter



Listen to her beautiful set on Dublab.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Why? Live on Dublab



While you're at it, check the dubstream for a lil' Catalog DJ action, why don't you?

Wendy McColm



Catalog likes Wendy, check out her youtube channel.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This Is Awesome

Why hadn't I heard of Son Lux until today?



This is ridiculous.

Why I want to move to Japan...


Besides all the cute LED'S and blinky girls? Perhaps I got that backwards, but how about so I could sit around and play the Korg DS-10--the Japanese only Korg MS-10 emulator for the Nintendo DS!

With an elegant design and all the sounds actually being from Korg, how could I not want to move the stylus around the DS's touch screen and make dance music?

Let's take a look under the mini-skirt:

  • Two analog synths, each with two oscillators (and patchable!!!)
  • Booty [drum] Machine
  • Sequencer
    • 6 Tracks (2 synth, 4 drum machine)
    • 16 Steps
  • Effects: Delay, Chorus, and Flanger
  • Input: Keyboard screen, Matrix screen, and Touch-control screen (*real-time sound control mode in touch-control screen)
  • Play multiple DS's or exchange sounds and songs via wireless communications link
Heres a video via youtube:


And some pictures:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reaper!


an awesome, fully functioning DAW ( osx version here ).

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Iqtu EP

taken from the Inpuj Netlabel.


Iqtu - Rolley Poley Years

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Neon Neon Video



check it.

Speakers' Live Grain Loop Chopper




This is the live loop chopper that we built for live performance last year. It takes live streaming input and allows you to re-trigger the incoming audio on quantized 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4 notes, as well as being able to switch to a pattern mode that lets you create 1/32 note sequences. The whole thing runs off a custom granular engine that we built with Martijn Zwartjes. We tied the grain length to the frequency of grains being played. This makes it so that the playback of the audio would be fairly easy to keep neutral in sound if you wanted it to. All the grain parameters can be set back to this neutral position with the press of one button on a specified quantization. We built the whole thing almost entirely in core. Hope you like it, email me with any questions or ideas as we are always up for revising it.

owen_vallis@yahoo.com


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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Weather Report



Installation by Jordan Hochenbaum and Owen Vallis.

Sonic Roadmaps and Rising Temperatures:


In interacting with the "Weather Report" table at the Sea and Space Explorations gallery I find myself drawing imaginary itineraries with a flat puck across back projected map of the United States. I understand with delight that the lines and arches I draw are generating a soothing curve of sound that is beeing broadcast thru the headphones I've been invited to wear.

I draw another line and notice that the sound loops the path I have drawn once I have let it go. Savoring the moment I add next to my curve the two other pucks I've been offered to play with. The word rotate is written on both of them I place one, then the other on the map and realize they are triggering little prerecorded sound loops and when rotated explore different aspects of the sounds.

I take a moment to enjoy my "composition" when I realize that were I to leave this arrangement on the table for the rest of the day or the rest of the week it would change and slowly morph as the map also features temperatures that are updated in real time.

When asked about the impulse behind the project, Owen Vallis and Jordan Hochenbaum whom are completing a BFAs in Music at Calarts bring up the idea of sonification: to appropriate data and translate into a sound event. " We wanted to do something that would end being different depending on what time of the day you were to play it and we wanted the listener to be his own performer"

Because "Weather Report" is experienced intimately thru headphones the listener/performer is invited to reflect on his personal relationship with the United States. Travels can be traced back, roadtrips planned or you might choose to draw little spirals over your home town.
Simultaneously the time based accuracy of the temperature mapping points to International awareness of climate control issues.

Jordan Hochenbaum and Owen Vallis are currently building a website for their project and catching up on sleep.
Until they have you can contact them here:

owen_vallis@yahoo.com
jhochenb@alum.calarts.edu

Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA
90042.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

New Touch Table Interface


Here is a Link to the multi touch interface that Jordan Hochenbaum and I made for the Sound in Space festival at SeaandSpace in eagle rock LA. Lots, and lots of coffee,...and very little sleep made this possible. Thanks to all the folks who came out to see it, you guys rock.



Here is some tech info on what we did.

We used the surface temperature and location from a map that was updated every hour. We used the
XY data in order to create an arrangement in a nine-way mixer, and used the color from the surface temp to control a band pass filter. We also used rotational data from two additional objects in order to scrub through prerecorded buffers and create small bits of looped material. The software was written in Max/MSP, Jitter, and Reaktor. The table works thanks to the open source reaTIVision software developed by Martin Kaltenbrunner and Ross Bencina at the Music Technology Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.