May 31, 2010

TV from the late 80s: Christian Marclay on Night Music

I guess nothing to compare to our today-streamed-extra-HD-16/9-super-mega-pixelled-&-digitally-surrounded-8:1 TV programs, French tv music pre-dead dinosaurs guests & M(arketing)TV gagaz, Cold play posers or greenday clones. Technical progress is something. Ethics would have been able to be the key. Or when the passion is swallowed by a market.

Following, an interresting french interview of Marclay, during the french  "Mange Ta Ville" (Eat Your Town) festival. Talking about "The Sounds of Christmas",an  interactive sound installation, where Marclay invited some local djs and friends to remix about 1500 christmas songs old vynils on turntables.

For more, you can check a first post ive made about him here

May 25, 2010

Sound design: The Sound Of Rain

Zimoun : 97 polysiloxane hoses 3.0mm, compressed air, 2010 on Vimeo.

A way to think how to make sounds with puredata. How a rain sound, or fire synthesis , is made of different frequencies & elements.

Check here to know more about it on
Also great explanations about fire synthesis here

May 19, 2010

Sound Design: Andre Michelle

Starting 1998 in Flash 4 as an autodidact, Andre Michelle repeatedly pushed the limits of Flash possibilities.
I've discovered him when he used to work on Audiotool 1.0, an online music application entirely developped in Flash.
Click to create at least two circles.
Listen to the tunes they make.
Press Space to clear them all.
 A 3D Sound-visualizer based on research byPaul bourke and the wonderful music by Alva Noto & Opiate.
Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.

 If you wanna get more or source codes, please check his website

May 5, 2010

Monsieur Deleuze: L'Abécédaire (1996)

The eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, filmed by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988-1989. The individual episodes are "A comme Animal," "B comme Boisson," "C comme Culture," "D comme Désir," "E comme Enfance," "F comme Fidélité," "G comme Gauche," "H comme Histoire de la philosophie", "I comme Idée, "J comme Joie", "K comme Kant", "L comme Literature,"M comme Maladie,"N comme Neurologie", "O comme Opéra", "P comme Professeur", "Q comme question," "R comme Résistance", "S comme Style","T comme Tennis","U comme Un", "V comme Voyage", "W comme Wittgenstein, "X & Y comme inconnues," "Z comme Zigzag"   PART II