BitShift Variations in C Minor

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.

Bluetooth MIDI with CME WIDI

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”

Priory Church of St Mary, Usk

Last week, Matt and I visited the┬áPriory Church of St Mary in Usk, South Wales. Our visit centred around the┬álarge 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”

Recording a pipe organ and choir

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”