Archive for May, 2009

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Isn’t it nice when things line up just right?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

3101618283_f2b9c49c62As I sit down to begin the planning and testing phases for a few new pieces, I am all of a sudden struck with the number of choices I have regarding the tools which I will use to accomplish my goals. Now more than ever before I find myself seriously weighing the benefits of Jitter vs Processing vs openFrameworks vs vvvv vs Touch Designer. Just last night I ran into troubles completing a task in Max only to just step back, take myself seriously for a moment, and continue on to write that same program successfully in C.

I think I’m experiencing a certain amount of shock at the proliferation of digital arts tools but also a certain amount of as-of-yet-not-experienced prowess (if I can take a second to brag) on my part. I think I’m beginning to develop a more complete grasp the tools I use to do my work, their limitations, strengths and the ways they can be made to communicate with one another.

So this has been a two paragraph lead up to just make the point that I had a realization this morning that right now is a very fun and exciting time to be doing the work I am doing and I’m grateful for the many many things which have allowed me to be in the position I am in.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Proximity Sketch

Monday, May 18th, 2009

prximity_sketches

Two weeks ago I spent some time at my parent’s house in Massachusetts. While there I attempted to write for an upcoming piece Patrick and I are working on: Forwards \ Backwards. What I wrote instead turned out to be the beginnings of the second act of Pressure, called Proximity.

This is the sketch for performance style, instrumentation, etc. It’s very rough on most accounts. I did not purposefully completely rip off Robert Ashley, this is just how it came out of me. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

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Proximity Sketch 001_03.