for Margie and anyone interested in fretless fields of sound, this might be the most perfect oud playing I've done. for Azure who has always believed in me. for Joanna who might yet take to notes falling from strings into gene pools of undiscovered species. for Kathy's Thackeray's Becky's determination and indeterminate formations of tensor qualities of sound. for Peter's sound determinacy and Mark's indeterminate sonic and superb functions. for my discovering vast new lands and lamentations and for healing and cicatrix. for absinthe which I'd like to credit for everything but can't for anything. for Ossi the cat and Opal the turtle. for the going forth by day and my returning to hir going forth by night. for Julu who has necessarily believed in me and Nikuko who has necessarily not. and for the sound which hollows out the world, returning ontology to itself, dark matter of light, enlightenment. and for this giving which is all my selves can do.
Part of the Eyebeam Chats series…
Poetics of Computer Language: Beauty, complexity and metaphor in the development of new computer languages. Jonathan Vingiano, Ramsey Nasser and Brian House in conversation with Caroline Woolard.
Jonathan Vingiano and Ramsey Nasser are both creating engaging, intuitive and poetic computer programming languages, focusing on the aesthetics of user interface and code. Brian House is a composer and programmer who is intensely interested in the difference between ‘scores’ and ‘code’ in computer music.
The Rhythmanalysis Lab is concerned with the observation, representation, and interpretation of rhythms in everyday life. Inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre, it is a framework for projects, workshops, and investigations at the intersection of urban research, sound, and data science.
Will the (future) rhythmanalyst ... set up and direct a lab where one compares documents: graphs, frequencies and various curves? ... Just as he borrows and receives from his whole body and all his senses, so he receives data from all the sciences: psychology, sociology, ethnology, biology; and even physics and mathematics ... He will come to 'listen' to a house, a street, a town, as an audience listens to a symphony.
- Henri Lefebvre, "The Rhythmanalyst: A Previsionary Portrait" in Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday life. New York City: Continuum, 2004. Pg. 22.
Quotidian Record is a limited edition LP that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to prompt our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.