This is a visualization of Beach Boys vocals inspired by the physics of church bells. Using a mathematical relationship between a the circumference of a circular surface and pitch, I wrote code that draws a circle for each note of the song.
(Single Link Vimeo)
posted by Navelgazer
on Aug 14, 2013 -
If you want to read about the history, construction, sounds and playing techniques of, say, the tympani
, or any other instruments of the classical symphonic orchestra, Vienna Symphonic Library's Instruments Online
pages are good reading and a handy resource for orchestrators.
posted by Wolfdog
on Sep 30, 2011 -
is a unique music blog devoted to "idiosyncratic research in electronic and experimental music, sound and acoustics, mysticism and technology" with special focus on the early history of electronic music.
posted by speicus
on Jul 30, 2010 -
Dr Richard Lord
has shown in a controlled experiment that the extreme bass sound known as infrasound produces a range of bizarre effects in people including anxiety, extreme sorrow and chills -- supporting popular suggestions of a link between infrasound and strange sensations.
Here's the Reuters Story
He's done some other cool stuff
as well at the National Physical Laboratory
I can't help but think of The Brown Note
, am I so imature?
posted by Blake
on Sep 7, 2003 -
"A sonic inhabitation of the Silo #5 grain elevator in the Old Port of Montréal ... Silophone makes use of the incredible acoustics of Silo #5 by introducing sounds, collected from around the world using various communication technologies, into a physical space to create an instrument which blurs the boundaries between music, architecture and net art." This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest
things I've seen on the net in ages.
posted by tpoh.org
on Oct 22, 2001 -