Books on experimental music / Musique Concrète

Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (Music in the Twentieth Century) 2nd Edition

http://www.amazon.com/Experimental-Music-Beyond-Twentieth-Century/dp/0521653835/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&pi=SY115&ref_=pd_aw_sbs_4&simLd=1

Modern Music and After 3rd Edition

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Music-After-Paul-Griffiths/dp/019974050X/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&pi=SL500_SY115&ref_=pd_aw_sbs_2&simLd=1

Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari (Critical Ear) Hardcover – March 31, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Nothing-Luc-Ferrari-Critical/dp/0982743912/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&pi=SY115&ref_=pd_aw_sims_1&simLd=1

Electronic Music and Musique Concrete Paperback – November 17, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Music-Musique-Concrete-Judd/dp/1905792514/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&ref_=redir_mdp_mobile

In Search of a Concrete Music Hardcover – November 26, 2012

http://www.amazon.com/Search-Concrete-Music-Pierre-Sch%C3%A6ffer/dp/0520265734/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&pi=SY115&ref_=pd_aw_sims_1&simLd=1

Fred judd, pioneer of audio visualization and electronic music  / Electronic music and musique concrète. London : N. Spearman, 1961.   

 

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Record Sounds, USB Mics and Experimental Music Books

Top 9 usb mics:

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Top-9-USB-Microphones-/10000000178240894/g.html

Samson go mic, cheap good usb mic.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3JXip85jPfs

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Bluemic Yeti Pro
http://www.bluemic.com/yetipro/
http://techiefather.com/reviews/blue-yeti-pro-mic-review/

Yeti mic Works great! You just need a powered OTG cable and a USB battery pack.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudiorecorderpro

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External mics for android.
http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/19339/any-success-with-external-microphones-for-android-phones-or-tablets

Or for ios
http://m.smartlav.com/

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Usb Audiorecorder Pro

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

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Usb mic se2200a

http://www.seelectronics.com/usb2200a-usb-mic

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Steinberg UR22 2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

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Tascam DR MK2
http://tascam.com/product/dr-100mkii/

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Sonic visualizer. I want to know what the frequencies of my sound are :

http://sonic-visualiser.en.softonic.com/
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Visualiser
http://www.sonicvisualiser.org

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Atari Punk Console “APC 2600” – Circuit Bent Analog Synth w/ Theremin Control !!  www.drblankenstein.com
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hnF3OuQkKp0

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Musical Frequencies And Tuning

Basic Music frequencies and relations

musical

Just using this for relation as it depens on tuning. Interested in Schuman Frequencies

Sacred Geometery in music

https://www.google.co.za/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Sacred+Geometery+in+music

Music also directly reflects the geometric structure of space-time. Here we see how the musical system called “the circle of fifths” perfectly maps to the cube octahedron, or what Buckminster Fuller called the “vector equilibrium” which is comprised of 6 pairs of equal and opposite vectors that perfectly match the 6 pairs of tri-tones (the interval that divides the 12-tone musical scale perfectly in half).

We already have the fractal geometry of the structure of the vacuum of space encoded into our musical systems!

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Fibonaci and Music

There are many example of fractals throughout the musical world.  But First, The Fibonacci sequence, a fractal set in its own right cant is seen throughout the structure of the natural world. These few examples show the diversity and beauty of this one simple equation. The Fibonacci sequence can also been seen in the composition of one of the worlds most famous painting, the Mona Lisa…. Which was painted by da Vinci. The Fibonacci Sequence is an equation in which the spiral shape found in nature can be seen. It shown Below.

 

spiral

Musical scales are based on Fibonacci numbers

Click here for: PDF Document On Fibonacci And Music

The Fibonacci series appears in the foundation of aspects of art, beauty and life. Even music has a foundation in the series, as

 

There are 13 notes in the span of any note through its octave.

A scale is composed of 8 notes, of which the

5th and 3rd notes create the basic foundation of all chords, and are based on whole tone, which is 2 steps from the root tone, that is the 1st note of the scale.

Note also how the piano keyboard scale of C to C above of 13 keys has 8 white keys and 5 black keys, split into groups of 3 and 2. While some might “note” that there are only 12 “notes” in the scale, if you don’t have a root and octave, a start and an end, you have no means of calculating the gradations in between, so this 13th note as the octave is essential to computing the frequencies of the other notes.  The word “octave” comes from the Latin word for 8, referring to the eight whole tones of the complete musical scale, which in the key of C are C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.

 

Musical compositions often reflect Fibonacci numbers and phi

Fibonacci and phi relationships are often found in the timing of musical compositions.  As an example, the climax of songs is often found at roughly the phi point (61.8%) of the song, as opposed to the middle or end of the song.  In a 32 bar song, this would occur in the 20th bar. Many composer such as Beethoven, Mozart and Bella Bartok have been linked to fractals within there compositions.

 

Musical instrument design is often based on phi, the golden ratio

Fibonacci and phi are used in the design of violins and even in the design of high quality speaker wire.

 

violin 3D3H 360

This Website goes into the great details of fractals in music, however its fairly complicated and hard for me with my limited musical experience. However I have included it as its very imformative!

http://solomonsmusic.net/fracmus.htm

 

Cymatics

Essentially not music based but this video of cymatics for me proves the link between sound and patterns perfectly. This video amazed me!

My Choice of Music

After Much deliberation and hours upon hours of listening to music ive research into music realting to fractals I have decided to have Tool’s Lateralus as my sound track

Firstly here are a few of the Tracks that were shortlisted for one reason or another.

 

What Phi (the golden ratio) Sounds Like – Micheal Blake

 

 

Bela Bartok – Music For Strings

 

Bence Peter – Fibonacci Piano piece

However this is my music of choice – With a very helpful video which explains all the reasons why for me!

 

Tool – Lateralus

 

http://www.fibonicci.com/fibonacci-tools-lateralus/

Although this track is perfect it is however not to everyone’s tastes… after this troubling me for some time I’ve found a number of cover version which adhere to all of Fibonacci’s inspiration within the musical composition, whilst having a more popular appealing sound.

 

Rockabye Lullabies – Renditions of tool

Covered using only xylophones!

 

String Quartet Tribute to Tool

A Brilliant and moving cover by a string quartet!

 

UPDATE: I have chose the string quartet version, for me it has a much more atmospheric nature along with having more depth and layers. I will now edit the track from 9.32 in length to a more reasonable length using Audacity, ready to edit the image to.

Source: https://orderinchoas.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/music-the-fibonacci-sequence-and-phi/

Binaural Beats and How They Affect Your Brain

Binaural beats were originally discovered in 1839 by physicist Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. He discovered when signals of two different frequencies are presented separately, one to each ear, your brain detects the phase variation between the frequencies and tries to reconcile that difference.

In doing so, as the two frequencies mesh in and out of phase, your brain creates its own third signal — called a binaural beat — which is equal to the difference between those two frequencies.

For example, if a frequency of 100 Hz is presented to your left ear, and a frequency of 105 Hz is presented to your right ear, your brain “hears” a third frequency pulsing at 5 Hz, the exact difference between the two frequencies.

Research has proven that introducing a binaural beat will cause the brain to begin resonating in tune with that beat. By creating a binaural beat at 10 Hz — an Alpha frequency — you can trigger your brain to resonate at that same 10 Hz frequency, automatically inducing brain activity in the Alpha range. This same technique can be used to quickly and easily guide your mind into any state.

When your brain begins to resonate with the binaural beat, or “follow” the beat, this effect is called the Frequency Following Response. This phenomenon was thoroughly researched and tested in 1973 by biophysicist Gerald Oster at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. His research on binaural beats and the Frequency Following Response was published in Scientific American and paved the way for further development in the area of auditory stimulation to enhance brain functioning.

Since that time, binaural beat technology has been endorsed by scores of doctors and scientists around the world.

By introducing a precise harmonically layered blend of frequencies to your brain via our audio technology, you can effortlessly achieve powerful states of focused concentration, deep relaxation and more, all while stimulating parts of your brain to work together in synchronization

http://www.immramainstitute.com/brainwave-technology-for-health-wellness/whole-brain-synchronization/

Schumann Resonance

33hz (note 33) is equivalent to base chakra which in turn is equivalent to Saturn… Are we being tuned to hang in the lower frequencies?

schuman

http://arizonaenergy.org/AirEnergy/Schumann%20Resonance%20Chakra.htm

What are the Solfeggio frequencies?

Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.

The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships

741 Hz – Expression/Solutions

852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

They were used in over 150 Gregorian Chants

Where do these tones come from?

According to Professor Willi Apel, the origin of the ancient Solfeggio scale can be traced back to a Medieval hymn to John the Baptist. The hymn has this peculiarity that the first six lines of the music commenced respectively on the first six successive notes of the scale, and thus the first syllable of each line was sung to a note one degree higher that the first syllable of the line that preceded it. Because the music held mathematic resonance, the original frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind to be more “god-kind”.

The original Solfeggio scale was developed by a Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD). It was used by singers to learn chants and songs more easily. Today we know the Solfeggio scale as seven ascending notes assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti. The original scale was six ascending notes assigned to Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. The syllables for the scale were taken from a hymn to St. John the Baptist, Ut Queant Laxis, written by Paulus Diaconus.
Guido d’Arezzo

In the mid-1970’s Dr. Joseph Puleo, a physician and America’s leading herbalist, found six electro-magnetic sound frequencies that corresponded to the syllables from the hymn to St. John the Baptist.

How were the frequencies discovered?

According to the documentation provided in “Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse“, Dr. Joseph Puleo was introduced, through an open vision, to the Pythagorean method of numeral reduction. Using this method, he discovered the pattern of six repeating codes in the Book of Numbers, Chapter 7, verses 12 through 83.

The Pythagorean method is a simple reduction method, used to turn big numbers into single digits. The values of all digits in the number are added up. When after the first addition the number still contains more than one digit,the process is repeated.Here’s an example:456 can be reduced to 4+5+6 = 15, and subsequently reduced to 1+5=6. So the number 456 reduces eventually to the single digit 6.
Pythagoras of Samos

Dr. Joseph Puleo found repetitions of a single issue or subject in the Book of Numbers. In Chapter 7, verse 12 he found a reference to the first day, the second day was mentioned in verse 18, the third day in verse 24, and so forth until the final reference in verse 78 which is speaking of the twelfth day.

The Pythagorean reduction of these verse numbers is:

Verse 12 = 1 + 2 = 3Verse 18 = 1 + 8 = 9Verse 24 = 2 + 4 = 6 Verse 30 = 3 + 0 = 3Verse 36 = 3 + 6 = 9Verse 42 = 4 + 2 = 6 …until verse 78

Do you see the repetition of 396? This is the first frequency.

He found the next frequency by looking at verse 13, which is speaking of an offering. Six verses down, which is verse 19, the same offering or idea is repeated, six verses down at verse 25 there is another repeat, etc. Thus, by using the Pythagorean method of reduction, again he discovered a pattern. This pattern is 417. It is the second frequency. The rest of the frequencies were found using the same method.

The secret meanings of the ancient syllables

Each tone has its own unique potential

As you already know, the syllables used to denote the tones are: Ut, Re, Mi Fa, Sol, La. They were taken from the first stanza of the hymn to St. John the Baptist:

Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris

Mira gestorum Famuli tuorum

Solve polluti Labii reatum

Sancte Iohannes

Literal translation from Latin: “In order that the slaves might resonate (resound) the miracles (wonders) of your creations with loosened (expanded) vocal chords. Wash the guilt from (our) polluted lip. Saint John.”

In other words, so people could live together in peace and communicate in harmony about the miracle in their lives, and how God blessed them to produce this “magic”, people’s true unpolluted spiritual natures required revelation. The above text seems to suggest that Solfeggio notes open up a channel of communication with the Divine.

Each syllable was thoroughly studied by Dr. Puleo and other professional researchers. David Hulse, a sound therapy pioneer with over 40 years of experience, described the tones as the following:

UT – 396 Hz – turning grief into joy, liberating guilt & fear

RE – 417 Hz – undoing situations & facilitating change

MI – 528 Hz – transformation & miracles, repairing DNA

FA – 639 Hz – relationship, connecting with spiritual family

SOL – 741 Hz – expression/solutions, cleaning & solving

LA – 852 Hz – returning to spiritual order

Click here for detailed description of each tone.

Why the modern world forgot about them

The Solfeggio frequencies were lost because throughout history different tuning applications have been used. Ancient tuning practices used a system of tuning known as “Just Intonation.” The method of Just Intonation featured pure intervals between every note that were mathematically related by ratios of small whole numbers leading to a much purer sound.

The tuning practice adopted for western cultures from about the 16th century and used today is known as “Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament”. According to Joachim Ernst-Berendt, the 12-Tone Equal Temperament mistunes all consonant intervals except the octave. Our modern scale can create situations such ‘boxed-in’ thinking, stuffed and suppressed emotions, fear-based or lack consciousness, all of which then tend to manifest into physical symptoms called ‘dis-ease’ or disease.

Our modern day musical scale is out of sync when compared with the original Solfeggio scale. If we want to bring harmony in our lives, we need to replace the dissonant western scale with a web of subtle and clear intervallic relationships of the Solfeggio music. Let the music become once again a tool to raise human nature and a method to connect you with the Source.

Your secret key to the Universe

Tune yourself back to the perfect vibrations

Nikola Tesla, the great genius and father of electromagnetic engineering, had once said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would hold a key to the universe”. The 3, 6, and 9 are the fundamental root vibrations of the Solfeggio frequencies.

Albert Einstein stated: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” All matter beings vibrate at specific rates and everything has its own melody. The musical nature of nuclear matter from atoms to galaxies is now finally being recognized by science.

That is why these frequencies are so powerful. They can literally bring you back to the original tones of the heavenly spheres and put your body into a balanced resonance. Solfeggio music is the key to the Universe. You can either throw it away or you can use it to find healing and harmony, health and well-being. Just play the music!

 

Korg Kaossilator Pro+

The Kaossilator series was the forerunner of unique instruments that made it easy for anyone to play musical melodies and phrases. The KAOSSILATOR PRO, which appeared in 2010, was an updated model featuring a rich variety of sounds and loop recording functionality that made it not merely a live performance instrument, but also a track-making tool.
2013 brings us to the upgraded KAOSSILATOR PRO+. With additional new sound programs and drum sounds KAOSSILATOR PRO+ has been supercharged to offer even more variety and exploration. A synthesizer that lets you perform and create multi-layered music in any style with just the touch of a finger.

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  • Freely playable synthesizer; simply touch the touchpad to play notes and manipulate sounds in real time
  • A total of 250 sound programs (including drum programs) cover a wide range of styles, including 62 new programs
  • Loop Recording function allows intuitive performance and recording, and 4 infinitely stackable loop banks are available
  • Numerous functions for unlimited performance possibilities
    – Scale/Key settings make it easy for anyone to perform with no wrong notes
    – Note Range function lets you specify the horizontal pitch range of the touchpad
    – Gate Arpeggiator function allows you to easily control phrases with the slider
    – Pad LEDs ensure excellent visibility even in the dark
  • Highly expandable
    -USB MIDI allows use as a powerful MIDI controller
    -Store recorded loop data and even externally made. WAV files on an SD/SDHC card
    -Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings

– See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/kaossilator_pro_plus/#sthash.ry1HqTYq.dpuf

 

Source: http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/kaossilator_pro_plus/