Ten years on: Pink Twine (2005) – free download this month, updated liner notes!

It’s ten years since I made my first sound installation work, Pink Twine. How the time goes!

To commemorate this, I’ve made the 2014 release of the Pink Twine audio a free download for the entirety of February. I’ve also written some new liner notes which include photos from the installation of the work.

Happy downloading!

Direct link: http://tristanlouthrobins.bandcamp.com/album/sound-installation-pink-twine-2005

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Weekly Beats 2014 #19: 5/3 “Goyder’s Line and Several Distant Figures”

The Vocoder is being controlled by two sawtooth waves generated in Max/MSP. These sawtooth waves are routed to the Vocoder as the Carrier and Modulation signals. 

The frequency value for the the sawtooth waves is produced by a light sensor which reads the fluctuating (single) value of reflected light in my studio space. Once received by a Serial~ object in Max/MSP, the first sawtooth frequency value remains unchanged whilst the second frequency value (Modulation signal) is multiplied by 3.51 resulting in a scaled frequency value. 

E.G: if the Carrier’s frequency value is 104Hz, the Modulation frequency value will be (104 * 3.51 = 365Hz) 

On the MicroKorg, a perfect fifth is held (E1-B1) and the incoming Carrier and Modulation signals undergo processing via an Electroharmonix Memoryman set to a reverberant delay setting with feedback which his gradually increased.

MicroKorg Vocoder, light control and feedback.

The Vocoder is being controlled by two sawtooth waves generated in Max/MSP. These sawtooth waves are routed to the Vocoder as the Carrier and Modulation signals. 

The frequency value for the the sawtooth waves is produced by a light sensor which reads the fluctuating (single) value of reflected light in my studio space. Once received by a Serial~ object in Max/MSP, the first sawtooth frequency value remains unchanged whilst the second frequency value (Modulation signal) is multiplied by 3.51 resulting in a scaled frequency value. 

E.G: if the Carrier’s frequency value is 104Hz, the Modulation frequency value will be (104 * 3.51 = 365Hz)

On the MicroKorg, a perfect fifth is held (E1-B1) and the incoming Carrier and Modulation signals undergo processing via an Electroharmonix Memoryman set to a reverberant delay setting with feedback which his gradually increased.

Weekly Beats 2014: 4/3 “Dead Masons 2”

Week 15’s submission.

A similar process to last week’s Dead Masons track except with guitar this time and the addition of an old 70’s Ibanez phaser. Longer and quieter, with the peripheral sounds of the shed and backyard on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

(shed space) acoustic guitar > phaser > memory man > vox amplifer < > feedback :||