Author Archives: amateurmusicology

Four Four Time @ CDI

An interactive, collaborative constellation of four MIDI sequencers, each of which can play four notes in its own time with variable pitches, note lengths, and tempos. Participants can join in the real time creation of complex musical patterns working at … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Experimental Music, MIDI

Circuit Bending for Beginners

Because unmaking something is a great way to make something new. Circuit Bending for Beginners Unmake a musical keyboard and discover how plastic parts connect with electronic circuits to make music. See how the piano keyboard actually works, how a … Continue reading

Posted in Circuit Bending, Circuits, Workshops

Musical Circuits Goes to Moogfest 2017

  Four Days, Four Workshops   Interview with Jasmin Blasco of Dublab Radio Jasmin and Elliot talk about Moogfest, the square wave oscillator workshops, the history of drawing devices as a tool for making music, making music on a Mac … Continue reading

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A Postmodern Drum Machine

“How does time function in postmodern music?  Postmodernism is profoundly temporal, but it uses, rather than submits to time.  Its music shapes time, manipulates time.  Time, like tonal sounds and diatonic tunes and rhythmic regularity and textual unity, becomes no … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Drum Machine, Experimental Music, Postmodernism

Silence, Chance, Cage, Code

“Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard.”  ~ Stéphane Mallarmé, 1897 John Cage is well known as the composer who formalized the use of silence as a compositional element on par with any other note or sound.  He was … Continue reading

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Musical Circuits @ KNOBCON 2016

Experimental Music: Composition with an Arduino MIDI Controller Knobcon  Chicagoland, September 2016 With an Arduino, a breadboard, and a handful of parts, you can build a MIDI controller that works as a sequencer or a classic beatbox. But the same … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, Circuits, CODE, Experimental Music, MIDI

Musical Circuits at UNC

Posted in Circuits, Experimental Music, Uncategorized, Workshops