An Index Of Possibilities

'Sometimes, cutting into the present releases the future'

Thursday, January 1, 2004

An Index Of Possibilities – Introduction

Sonic Fictions 2

The main index to my SONIC FICTIONS (‘sketches’ and miscellaneous tracks in progress).

I am posting my various activities and ideas here to see who (if anyone) might be interested in some creative trade/play?

One of my basic premises is one from theatre/movies, that of ‘Three Actors’. The idea that the human mind is ideally engaged with any three things at a time on a given ‘stage’ informs everything from photography, to animation, to pop mixes.

I have consciously created many of my tracks over the last years with up to two ‘actors’ present, anticipating either my own removal from the process for the third part or, at least, the seeming removal from ‘self’ by ‘time passed’. This, then becomes an open ‘audition’ if there are those inclined.

Virtual improvisations, synthesized soundscapes, rhythmic transient electronic hyperrealisms, imaginary strings, DSP performances, gestured noise, expanded palettes and conceptual  machines, composition, recording, mixes, and most art by Loopy C (Chris R. Gibson) unless otherwise noted (mash-ups, sound design contributions, etc.) Email me at loopyc(at)loopyc(dot)com.

“Amatuer – Someone who does something because they LIKE TO!, not because it is their profession”

Please note, I am in the process of a complete transfer and rebuild of this site so stay tuned for the ‘real thing’ For a visual/textual guide to the material presently ‘hiding’ in the ‘master players’ below, please see this screen shot of my former blog with descriptions, catagories, and art.

It’s one big jpeg of the entire blog (21 mb) so it will take a minute or so to load/download!

PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS

Clicking on the link ‘Player’ in individual posts will allow you to select playlists and/or tracks.

-The > before a list name in the player is a track (click to play if it doesn’t start up immediately).
-The + before a list name in the player is an individual complete playlist, click to open playlist and then click the first track in list that appears to begin.

Some playlists do require some time to load! depending on your connection speed so allow for this or you can use the ‘down arrow’ following each trak’s name to directly download to your hard drive.

Additional ‘Help’ can be found on the player itself via ‘hovering’ over a control. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

 

**Special note on audio levels.

Most tracks are pre-production/unmastered and are optimized at -6db below 0 db (digital fullscale) so turn up the volume for previewing and enjoy the headroom when mixing in YOUR own tracks :D

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Circle Is Just A Square (with rounded corners)

Faux ‘Oh’ (for Popp)….special thanks ‘aletmv’.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:52 am  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Variclock MoGis

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:35 am  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

04162014

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:28 am  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Noisescapes vs Microlooped Breakbeats

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:13 am  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gold Leaf and Ganja

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:53 am  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unsteady States & Ocasionally Intelligent Noises

An evening’s worth of explorations with Glitchmachine’s new ‘modular’ sound generator/processor ‘Scope’. To paraphrase one of the presets, ‘Adam (and his generative Aunts)’

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SET 2

SET 3

 

 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quiet Robot Village

Exotica for an artificial intelligence.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 8:34 pm  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Harmonic Rhythm Metallics

Harmonic series (log frequency) made temporal, for trio.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:16 am  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Magic Square Variations

Cassette concatenations based on serial ‘Magic Square’ principles.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:34 am  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Come To Liberace (Daddy)

Using the ratios of harmonics as rhythm and glitch rhythm as microtonal intervals. Terry Bozzio vs. W.C. (Debussy) Fields?

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 2:16 am  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

An Intoxication Within

Disruptive effect on the semicircular canals of the inner ear and chemical irritation of the cerebral mucosa…for percussion and laptop duo.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 2:13 am  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spirits Of Time

Ghosts in the rhythm machine.

 

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SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:29 am  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Magical Aural Realisms

A series based on current sound design and compositional interests, number sequences controlling sound morphing of tonal subset vectors (trio form).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 2:32 pm  

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mallet Duo Metafictions

A series based on current sound design and compositional interests, number sequences controlling sound morphing of tonal subset vectors (duo form).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 2:31 pm  

Friday, March 14, 2014

Iris OderBuch (And Her UltraSister)

For sonically twisted, sample-constructed, datapunks…wherever you are ;-)

 

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Special thanks Dieter Zobel/Bernd Keil, Simon Stockhausen (Patchpool), and Twisted Tools.

 

 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spiral Dream Agnostic

Dreaming of not dreaming dreams of dreams.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:27 pm  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Make Ready Guitar Duos

Some initial sketches of a ‘form’ of prepared guitar (with added MIDI triggering of found sounds and various synthesis).

prepared guitar is a guitar that has had its timbre altered by placing various objects on or between the instrument’s strings, including other extended techniques. This practice is sometimes called tabletop guitar, because many prepared guitarists do not hold the instrument in the usual manner, but instead place the guitar on a table to manipulate it.

The method of actually preparing the guitar was developed in the late 1960s by Keith Rowe, in imitation of Jackson Pollock’s painting method and John Cage’s prepared piano. Rowe developed various prepared guitar techniques: placing the guitar flat on a table and manipulating the strings, body and pickups in unorthodox ways to produce sounds described as dark, brooding, compelling, expansive and alien. He has been known to employ objects such as a library card, rubber eraser, springs, hand-held electric fans, alligator clips, and common office supplies in playing the guitar.

 

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For reference:

Keith Rowe – Prepared Guitar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prepared_guitar

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 7:44 pm  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Heart Contains, The Mind Refrains

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posted by cgibson777 at 2:37 am  

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Animation Of Lists

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posted by cgibson777 at 8:22 pm  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Formatting The Wind

Wind ‘tween the synth keys, causing whispers in the foil on my windows. Special thanks Simon Stockhausen.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 1:57 am  

Monday, February 17, 2014

DustSteps

A wonky ’Fight Club’ soundtrack for chiptune zombies? (‘Bite/Byte Club’?). For Andy…(inspired by ‘The Dust Brothers’, and all things ‘wonky’!).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 1:53 am  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ethnic Tape Tweaking

Wonky, late night ethnic tape splicing/dicing.

 

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SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 3:11 am  

Friday, February 7, 2014

H2o01 (A Space Groove Odyssey)

Si Begg infused grooves under iPad gestural provacations versus Major/minor-second ‘Small movesEllie‘, waterphone-based pad explorations. Kubrick/2001 Techno?  Special thanks “Twisted Tools”.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 1:50 am  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Phono-ambiences

Room tones made of processed records.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:58 am  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Kitchenware + Phonoambiences

Gamelan tones ala household percussives meets phonographically-induced  ambient textures (in other words, banging on salad bowls while time-stretching old records).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:41 am  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Teenage Engineering

Rave, synthesis, elasticity, time dilation, chronesthesia, goo, hoover, hoover-stretching, hyperobject, slime, psychedelia, fractal, upward spiral, downward spiral, warping, hooliganism, mereology, horns, horny, tetrafluoroethane, acid, anti-humanism, mentasmic, climax, freeze-frame, recursive, poing, anthem, non-anthem, balloon, strobe, unrestricted composition, party boobytrap, palindrome, fold-in, continuum, squashed, monolith, asymmetry, climax denial, quasiperiodic, gabber, homeomorphic, recurrence, fluorescence, phosphorescence.

…for Andy Who?

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 11:23 pm  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Haptic Still Life vs Gestural Portraiture – ACTS 1~5

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Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 10:43 pm  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Conetville

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posted by cgibson777 at 10:28 pm  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Squarepushing Circles

Squarepushing Circles (endless, with scoops attached)…for raising grains to be used in story.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:45 am  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pataphysical Kitchens

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Electronic Ensembles 3

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Friday, January 3, 2014

Electronic Ensembles 2

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Electronic Ensembles 1

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tardis Tekno

“Array of colors on light pink background, with intense purple webbing. Wear-Wash-Repeat.”

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:35 am  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dead Meat Break Beats

“The gravedigger is also furnished with a deadly shovel, presumably used for digging graves and/or slaying zombies, dragons and other mythological creatures.”

Modern machines painted with the patina of vintage, paranormal shadings. Haunted, ambient groove via feedback-delay’d drum machines and tube-sagged, reverb-drenched library music metamixing.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:30 am  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ungardenly Earthen Delights

Botanic, hauntological synthesizer networked layerings.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:48 am  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Guitar Heretic

Loopy C  Guitarist vs. Loopy C Drummer. Double-cheese Pazuzu…string and calf skin antics.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 7:48 am  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nebulon Loop Beasts

Diacloned megatronic soundwaves from Transformer-haunted loops.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 6:00 am  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Breaking Bad Of Summer Lawns

Chemical, beat-stippled sketches of ‘Kali cosmiche music’ variants…in memorial to the end of Crystal Meth melodramas and warm summer nights.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:30 am  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ohm’s Law and Order

Wind through the electric butter on an avant garde Pop-Tart tree.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:36 am  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Polygon Baby Gone

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:27 am  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Awe Mystery Horror

Dark drumming moonside tremors.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:21 am  

Monday, November 11, 2013

PsyOps

‘All messages must be consistent and must not contradict each other. Any gap between the propaganda and reality will be quickly noticed. A credible “truth” must be presented which is consistent to all audiences.’

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:16 am  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Strawberry Damage

Punk fourth world 3rd stream trailer park ‘Clock DVA’, diva music. Epic processed percussion grooves vs. extremely effected female vocal duos/trios.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 10:11 pm  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Drum and Grains

Sinewave/Sawtooth drum mappings/figurations vs. grain sampler ambiences.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 7:18 pm  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

An American Steampunk In Egypt

Industrial fourth world clang-bangs for blood magic rituals.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 6:46 pm  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

They Live In Fog On Halloween (Big Trouble On Little Mars)

Four sets of vintage digital synth trio underscores (for John Carpenter).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 6:36 pm  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shamanic Dismemberment

“During the evening’s first journey, the Power Animal told me, “Ahem!  Yes, you!  It’s time for a dismemberment!”  So, after One Person’s healing journeys, the group drummed for me.

In a shamanic dismemberment, your Power Animals and other spirit-plane allies take you apart, right down to the bone or further, especially removing anything troublesome.  Scary, painful?  No, but the absolute glee that Power Animals bring to this task can be unnerving.  They like taking us apart.

Midpoint, reaching the skeleton stage, stand up and dance!  However loose-limbed and shaky, being liberated from ordinary form is ecstatic.  But the dancing mood soon departs…lay back down then for more stripping away.  Soon, wind whistles through hollow bones.  Dust amid the stars.  Nada-ness.

And then, re-membered.  Power Animals put you back together, sweetly and with such tenderness, leaving out anything that hasn’t been serving you well.  Emerge from the journey feeling… new.

Shamanic dismemberment removes the obvious stuff to aim for, but also removes the real crap you can’t see clearly: Your own limiting attitudes and beliefs.  And it really reinforces the bonds of trust between you and your spiritual allies.  This is a strange, exquisite form of healing.”

 

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SET 4

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 4:19 am  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Domestic Purples

Special thanks David Anthony Hickman.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:22 am  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kinetic Purples

Special thanks David Anthony Hickman.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:18 am  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Untitled (Guitar & Drums)

Guitar God particle collisions. Quantum fuzz-foam graffiti string-streams (for two players). Blah blah blah. Blah BLAH blah blah BLAH! Bla-bla-bla-blah. Blah, blah blah blah! BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Blah Blah? Blah! Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Bla-la-la-la BLAH!? Blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah. Blah blah! Blah. Bla-bla-bla-blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Bla-la-la-la BLAH BLAH!? BLAH! Blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah. Blah blah! Blah, blah blah blah! BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Blah blah blah. Blah BLAH blah BLAH! Bla-bla-bla-blah (for Andy).

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:34 am  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Starless

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:05 am  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Pink Hubbub Of Dumb Rockets

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:38 am  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Transular Temple Bop

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:59 am  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Mapquests Of Hell

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posted by cgibson777 at 3:28 am  
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