I’ve been spending a lot of time recently researching installations which incorporate sound and image in a unique and interesting way. This is because I have my music major project coming up this semester – that’s right, one final subject before I finish my undergrad. One of the videos which stood out most to me… Continue reading Cymatics: Science vs. Music – Nigel Stanford
I want to create a live performance, installation piece, utilising multiple Ruben’s Tubes as a visual component, responding to an original composition written to emphasise specific resonant frequencies. These resonant frequencies will depict a standing wave visualised in the flames of the Ruben’s Tube. Currently, my plan is to work with a set of tubes… Continue reading Project Proposal: When Music Meets Fire
We all utilise the internet, capitalising on ‘free’ nature of the system. However, in exchange for free use of closed internet services such as Facebook or google, these networks collect our metadata, taking a data tax if you will. That doesn’t seem too scary on the surface, but if you look into it a bit more,… Continue reading THE INTERNET IS FREE, or is it?
When I was in highschool, I got into the habit of trawling through YouTube to find various A Cappella artists and and performances from groups of this nature. This was partly because I myself was involved in an A Cappella group and was looking to find new repertoire, but also because I really enjoy listening to… Continue reading GIVE ME YOUR ATTENTION!
This piece draws upon part of a poem I wrote a few months ago. Lost Freely – Score I chose a 5/8 meter for this improvisation, utilising 4 chords – two variants of quartal harmony (D quartal triad [C5/D] and a variant with an added note [Fsus2/D]) acting as the harmonic tension, and two variants… Continue reading Lost Freely
So I sent my recent scribblings for a song to my mate Ben with a half joking challenge to “find chords for these lyrics I’ve written which have a melody I haven’t yet penned”. He said yes, and as such he actually came up with a really weird chord set. Absolutely doesn’t align with the melody… Continue reading #CheesySongIdeas v2
Sometimes when I write songs I can hear an idea of it in my head, enough to create a rough song chart, of course sans chords; but the rhythm of it is often strong enough for me to want to specify where bars are and stuff like that. Most of the time I forget about… Continue reading #CheesySongIdeas