multitude of travels to the other side

Stalker VA - Sky Colors (fragment of live improvisation at “Ambient Night 4”, 7.06.14).

This performance includes real time synthesis and processing of instruments (including for example Irish low-whistle), voice and sound objects.

I should say that this year Coursera has offered some really great and challenging courses, which require much more work than an average online course.First, there was a mathematically sophisticated Astronomy course in the beginning of the year (by the way, http://www.wolframalpha.com/ is a great online instrument for dealing with complex calculations). Then “An Introduction to Classical Music Composition”, where I learned how to write scores without piano using classical functional harmony.And after that I also decided to refresh some of my programming skills and to learn to code in Python language. Really had a lot of fun with this course - developing some games, including a modern version of the classic “Asteroids” game was really amusing!

I should say that this year Coursera has offered some really great and challenging courses, which require much more work than an average online course.

First, there was a mathematically sophisticated Astronomy course in the beginning of the year (by the way, http://www.wolframalpha.com/ is a great online instrument for dealing with complex calculations). Then “An Introduction to Classical Music Composition”, where I learned how to write scores without piano using classical functional harmony.

And after that I also decided to refresh some of my programming skills and to learn to code in Python language. Really had a lot of fun with this course - developing some games, including a modern version of the classic “Asteroids” game was really amusing!

A new minimalist work for piano and e-bowed guitar.


When the surface of the water becomes calm, the reflections on it turn real… and there’s nothing left to fear…

A short time-lapse video I made of a thunderstorm couple of weeks ago.

It was shot from my balcony.
Audio is added form another video I shot a few minutes after this one, because the camera does not record sound in time-lapse mode.

Sometimes nature provides the best audio-visual performances!

nyphil:

How Composers Spent Their Time

These snapshots give us just a glimpse of what life was like for these towering figures of classical music. Take a look at some of the quirky, idiosyncratic doings of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and other geniuses of note here.

At last someone started to use scents in audio-visual performances!
I’ve been thinking about this idea for quite a long time…

Now someone has to find a way to transfer those smells via Web 

“Ephemera” is an installation at Audio Visual Arts during Unsound NY, uniting sound, scent and visual elements. Berlin avant-garde perfumer Geza Schoen has created a scent for Noise, Drone and Bass, with sounds created respectively by Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and Steve Goodman (Kode9). The installation’s visual component was created by Manuel Sepulveda (Optigram) and video artist Marcel Weber (MFO).”

On the lake near my home there is currently a championship (race) among radio-controlled boats, mostly self-made models. Never seen anything like that before. Amazing!

Actually, when I first saw them from my window in the morning (high above the ground), I was like “what the…?!!” - I thought that those were some kind of crazy high-speed ducks 

My new EP “Constellations” is officially released today on Ember Music

Listen/purchase: Constellations EP by Stalker VA

In our bathroom one can sometimes hear music playing quietly from the ventilation fan. Well, not the fan itself but the vent shaft, of course ) Somewhere on some other floor somebody listens to the music and then it gets literally blown by the wind )

One day I decided to record some of it and then got the idea to transform it into a new piece of music.

This track begins with the fragment of the recording itself - somewhat enhanced but still in “vent shaft quality” ). The rest of the track consists solely of is this very recording but decomposed, recycled and processed using many different techniques and algorithms.

So in a way it now reminds a theme and variations form, though not in a straightforward sense..

P.S. The photo is from Centre Pompidou in Paris, not from our bathroom )