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16 February 2009 @ 10:48 pm
Not much of a post here-- I just thought I'd point you to my blog so you can take a look at what I've been up to.
Arduinome
Arduinome Update
(By the way, the Arduinome is a kit version of the Monome).

 
 
vcf
06 February 2009 @ 01:49 am
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Beautiful book. So different from Blade Runner that I really can't compare the two. Both, however, raise questions about the nature of life and what it means to antagonize those different from us.
Yeah.
Anyway, if you haven't read it, I'd recommend putting it on your list of things to read.

PS: I must be nocturnal or something.
 
 
vcf
04 February 2009 @ 09:48 pm

Too many projects, (way) too little time. That pretty much sums up school right now.
A few other random tidbits from my life:

  • I shot a video of a rat in a parking lot today.
  • I finished a minimal techno track. Still needs a final mixdown.
  • I'm feeling kind of directionless from an artistic perspective right now.
  • I don't like referring to what I do as art.
  • Even if it is art. Which it might be. Or maybe not.
  • I'm trying to make a nice square wave approximation using only adds, subtracts, and multiplies.
  • I'm making a DJ set in Ableton Live that features "Theme from S'Express," "Moldavia," and "Nervous Acid."
  • My socks smell like a football quarterback.
  • "Song 23" by Gridlock is truly amazing.
 
 
vcf
21 January 2009 @ 12:32 pm
I can't believe how much better my music's gotten over the past few months. This is subjective, of course, but man... It's so much better sounding.
Yeah, and the track I'm working on now is called "Wal Street." It's named after this street in Socorro, New Mexico where the Wal Mart was. I kid you not. So yeah-- I'm not really sure how "Wal Street" ties into that, but maybe it captures some of the contradictory feelings I still have about Socorro. Who knows. Sounds cool, though!
 
 
Current Music: Wal Street, by me.
 
 
vcf
02 January 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Not much to say tonight. Just thought I'd (A) post a link to my new Flickr picture (it was taken at the amazing geothermal hotspot in the Jemez Mountains called Soda Dam) and (B) post a link to some of the favorite songs that I discovered during 2008.

 
 
 
vcf
01 January 2009 @ 12:21 am
So I went through some interesting musical phases this year. During January and February (and maybe March), I was into Industrial Rock (Rabies-era Puppy, Ministry, etc.). For the next couple of months, I was really fixated on krautrock and technoid (well, I'm still into technoid, so that's kind of a moot point). By August or so, I discovered the thrills of minimal techno (hell-- I live in LA. How could I not get caught up in the minimal techno craze?). Over the last several months, I've been obsessively listening to (and making) glitchy music, lowercase electronic music, and older braindance (Cex, early Aphex, older Squarepusher, etc.). No real point to this post, other than that I'm really excited to see where 2009 will take me in terms of music. Industrial will probably always be with me (even when I'm 84 and on a feeding tube), but I'm really curious as to what I'll discover over the next months.
Anyway, happy 2009.
 
 
Current Music: Cex, "At Least I can Say I Tried"
 
 
vcf
28 December 2008 @ 10:41 pm
Life continues-- I'm in New Mexico, enduring a flood of memories. It's actually pretty nice. Anyway, I'm in the groove on a song I'm working on, so that's good. Even though I'm only adding about 20 seconds of audio per day, I'm really happy with it.

Here's a picture of the LA Union Station that I took while waiting for my train to leave.

More news, updates, audio, etc. as it happens.

 
 
vcf
24 December 2008 @ 11:23 pm
I just used the Brady Bunch as a sample in a weird glitchy song I'm working on.
If that's wrong, then I don't want to be right.

Oh, and happy Christmas.
 
 
vcf
17 December 2008 @ 09:29 pm
Back in Albuquerque for Christmas.
It was an interesting train trip from LA to here-- full of snow, drunk smokers, weird old men, and a loud Mexican family.
Albuquerque is colder, smaller, and slower-moving than I remember (and that's not necessarily a bad thing).
 
 
vcf
09 December 2008 @ 01:10 am
It's 1:10 and I'm tired...
But-- Tonight's concert was a success. We performed using the multi-touch interface, laying down a fun percussion-filled track, all more or less in sync thanks to the ChucK programming language. Thanks to Jordan and Owen for letting us use their table.
Aside from some technical hiccups, the show was great. The audience seemed to like it, which is awesome.

Cool.

Two finals tomorrow (er... today, now), one lighting job, one final the next day, and then I'm done for the semester. It's been fun. Expect a mushy retrospective sooner or later.
 
 
Current Music: Spray, by Alva Noto