This is a story about music composed by a computer, and collaboration between many individuals, each of whom has extended the work of their predecessor.
The original BitShift Variations in C Minor is a composition generated by code written in C by Rob Miles. It’s an extremely short yet amazingly complex piece of code, written for a “code golf” competition.
I recently had to set up a wireless MIDI link between a laptop and a MIDI-enabled pipe organ. I learnt a few lessons along the way, so this is partly a tutorial, partly some notes on the lessons learned, and partly a mini review of the devices I bought. My use case After a recentContinue reading “Bluetooth MIDI with CME WIDI”
Last week, Matt and I visited the Priory Church of St Mary in Usk, South Wales. Our visit centred around the large pipe organ which boasts three manuals (keyboards) and horizontally-mounted trumpet pipes. We were both a bit out of practice but I made some recordings anyway. There are mistakes aplenty but these three pieces show someContinue reading “Priory Church of St Mary, Usk”
I’ve now recorded the choir of St Mary’s, Fishponds on a few occasions. I’ve found a formula I like for the choir, but I’m still undecided on what works best for the organ. This article gives a bit of an overview of the things I’ve tried, and the results. Where everything is Before I getContinue reading “Recording a pipe organ and choir”
Hana and I went away for a few days to stay in Wells. (You may already have seen her looking gorgeous in the restaurant). This is the view from our bedroom window in the Ancient Gate House Hotel, lit by the golden evening sunshine. I took about a million similar photos with various kinds ofContinue reading “Wells”
Mixing desk, that is. I own a lot of recording kit, and in the past I attempted to set up a home recording business. It never took off, and in the end I only used it a handful of times, and to record some music with my then flatmate. Since then, it’s sadly sat aroundContinue reading “Back at my desk”
Since I took the picture of floor tiles yesterday for Stu’s black themed photo challenge, I’ve been trying to come up with something I like more. Here are two photos I took this evening that are also candidates for the final submission…