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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
  Video footage and Tea + Jam

Thanks to Anna Seppa, Alex Fong, and others, I have some video footage from my show at the Forest Cafe the other day. The audio is a bit distorted, but it's rather fun to watch.

Before we get to those, if you're interested in my current studio project you can read about it (and listen and watch videos) here. It involved building a tea set that generates music and sound. Very fun stuff.

And here are a couple of songs from the show.
Good For Me:

The Oh Be Gentle Strut click to hear the studio version:

Five More Minutes click to hear the studio version:

Each Possible Conclusion (featuring the Wii controller)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I've just updated my Movies page so that the videos now use Vimeo. This means they load nice and fast in a fancy little player, and should never cause any problems ever again. That being said, let me know if you have any problems.

Thank you very much to everyone who came to the show on Sunday, it was loads of fun and we'll have to do it again some time. Eventually I hope to put some video and audio from that show up on this website, I'll keep you posted.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
  A few wii projects

No music this time, but here are a couple of other things for you.

As I mentioned earlier, one of my current school projects entails making "Loop Composer" software that uses a Nintendo Wii wireless controller as an interface.

I've finished a very early prototype, which you can play with if you happen to have Max/MSP, a Wii controller, and a bluetooth enabled computer. Click here to download the Max patch, directions, and a pdf of a short presentation I will be giving on thursday. If anyone does test it I would be grateful for feedback. Right now it is quite skeletal with very few features, but it responds well enough and I'll be using it at my show tomorrow night. [edit: this version is no longer supported! go download the new, much fancier version]

Which reminds me, I'm playing a show with a lot of friends tomorrow night at 8pm in the Forest Cafe here in Edinburgh. It's free and it should be a good time!

Last week I wrote a film sound analysis about silent Soviet film of the 20's. Read it here! It's called "The Sound of War in Silent Soviet Film" and talks mostly about The Battleship Potemkin and The End of St. Petersburg.

One of the scenes (from "The End of St. Petersburg) I talk about can be watched on youtube.

For some reason the other scene (from "The Battleship Potemkin") won't upload to youtube, but the full film is available for free download at
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