multitude of travels to the other side

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My new sounds!

"Absorption" by Stalker VA

There is no lake in this photo
Just tilt your head 90 degrees to the right and you’ll see.

Sometimes everything is not what it seems to be.
via Reddit

There is no lake in this photo

Just tilt your head 90 degrees to the right and you’ll see.

Sometimes everything is not what it seems to be.

via Reddit

An interview I gave to Ember Music

01. How long have you been making music?

I started my first experiments with digital audio in some simple software when I was quite young, at that time I became really fascinated by the possibilities of manipulating sound and experimenting with timbres. But after that, quite a long time had passed until I started writing music more seriously. As my urge to create increased, I started learning to play piano and guitar, as well as some self-education in music theory, harmony, psychoacoustics, composition, sound design. I often say, that I started composing music in 2007, but it would be more correct to state that 2007 was the year, when I first started sharing the music I wrote.

02. When did you start using electronics in your music making?

Well, I’m definitely a child of our digital age, and started using the modern electronic means of working with sound right from the start, even before I learned to play a musical instrument. Actually, electronic music was important to me since my early childhood – I can still remember when I first heard vinyl records of Space, J.M.Jarre, Kraftwerk, as well as music from Soviet sci-fi films and cartoons etc. I was deeply impressed by the ability of electronic music to synthesize unearthly sounds, discover some other worlds and realms.

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A lecture on psychoacoustics

My track “Orion Nebula” is featured on this compilation by Azh Promo.

Our compilation - is an action of solidarity with those, who are fighting for the justice and right to live in the civilized country. This is another way of fighting, indirect, using music as mediator to reach people all around the world, who are still not realizing importance of everything that is happening in Ukraine. Thousands of people need a support, we need a voice.  

"Night hides the world, but reveals a universe"
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140207.html

"Night hides the world, but reveals a universe"

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140207.html

SoundCloud has sent me a cup with a waveform of the first track I uploaded there. Thank you, guys! 

SoundCloud has sent me a cup with a waveform of the first track I uploaded there. Thank you, guys! 

My new EP “Emersion” is officially released by Ember Music

Listen/purchase: Emersion EP by Stalker VA

My first attempt of direct-focus astrophotography through the telescope.

Here you can see the surface of the moon, sunspots (were shot using Baader Planetarium sun filter), Saturn with its rings and Jupiter with its four biggest satellites - Europe, Callisto, Ganymede and Io (shot using multiple exposure).

The amount of magnification in this case is much less comparing to looking through an eyepiece because the camera is mounted directly to the tube of the telescope through T-ring and 2x Barlow lens. That’s why on these photos you can’t see the details of planetary surfaces such as belts in the atmosphere of Jupiter or the Great Red Spot etc.. There are also other reasons for that…

The electric mount drive was very useful for compensating the rotation of the Earth. Nevertheless, the process of focusing was very tricky.

Still, I think that it is possible to achieve more even with a 90mm refractor in terms of astrophotography. There are several techniques and devices that I’m going to try in future.