Ethan Hein

Music, technology, evolution, pop ephemera.

Aug 18
The Park-Slop-Food-Coop-iest thing about the Park Slope Foid Coop

The Park-Slop-Food-Coop-iest thing about the Park Slope Foid Coop


These construction boombox things are cool.

These construction boombox things are cool.





‘Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples’ by ParliamentBootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell absolutely killing it.

‘Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples’ by Parliament
Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell absolutely killing it.


Aug 17

Aug 16

The project instructions for this Junto project are straightforward: Record an original piece of music that you feel belongs within the genre of “old-time electronica.” I’ve been thinking about the metaphor of the MIDI piano roll as a peculiar skeuomorphism for paper piano rolls, and figured that it would make a good direction for my track. I Googled “piano roll MIDI” and downloaded the oldest one I could find, which turned out to be “Gypsy Love Song,” composer unknown, cut by Phil Ohman in 1896. I downloaded from here: http://www.trachtman.org/rollscans/RollListing.php

I took small pieces of the piano roll, looped them, mapped them onto some synths and voila. The breakbeat is from “Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss.

More on this 137th Disquiet Junto project — “Produce an original piece of music that fits the genre ‘old-time electronica’″ — at:

http://disquiet.com/2014/08/14/disquiet0137-oldtimeelectronica/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/junto

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums/

Photo associated with this track, of a working Babbage Engine, by Larry Johnson, courtesy of a Creative Commons license at:

https://flic.kr/p/8uw1KJ


Jesse Rathgeber shows his interactive sound installation incorporating fruit, the Makey Makey and Ableton Live #nyuimpact

Jesse Rathgeber shows his interactive sound installation incorporating fruit, the Makey Makey and Ableton Live #nyuimpact


LittleBits synth jam #nyuimpact

LittleBits synth jam #nyuimpact