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Archive for April, 2006

Visual Harmony

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

This weekend I’ve been playing, once again, with the ideas of experimental film pioneer John Whitney, using both graphics and audio. While Whitney was interested in turning musical ideas into motion graphics, I’m doing the inverse — turning one of his key animation ideas back into music. Whitney made a number of films based around […]

Food Stuffs

Friday, April 21st, 2006

One of the following five foods is different than the others. A) Grape Nuts B) Egg Salad C) Eggplant D) Egg Cream E) Eggroll Which is it? The answer is given below, in the inviso-text. The answer is “any of the above.” Here’s why: A) The only one which does not contain the word egg. […]

Ten Reasons to Visit the Brand Library

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I live near one of the coolest public libraries in Los Angeles, Glendale’s Brand Library and Art Center. Here are a 10 good reasons why you should go. 1. The library sits at the the top of Western Ave in a beautiful park overlooking the valley. Excellent for picnic lunches. 2. The library specializes in […]

Text to Song

Monday, April 10th, 2006

I’m still working on making artificial yet authentic 17th century vocal music, so I thought I’d provide some MP3 samples to listen to, and give capsule reviews of a few of the different software packages I am using, in particular, Flinger, and Tracktion. If you haven’t read my previous post about this project, check it […]

Organum Mathematicum

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Here is a screenshot I took while I was working recently, to document a fascinating project. The project involves resurrecting a bit of technology from the 1600s. In the screen snapshot, I am entering numbers into a text file. I am copying the numbers, as you can see, from a digital facsimile of an old […]