An Index Of Possibilities

'Sometimes, cutting into the present releases the future'

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer Singles Volume 8

A compendium of ideas/multitrack experiments circa 2015 (up to now). Sketches, experiments, live improv’s…in the form of a multi-volume digest consisting of avant garde miniatures .

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 12:59 am  

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Possible Cassette Fantasies

Underground tape-estries. Selected moments subjected to integer meta-sequencing, layering, and arrangements…with a sonic ‘nod’ to turntablism divisor mannerisms, tone, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry/Black Ark studio manipulations/manifestations.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 4:01 am  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oscillators Made Of Records

Records, made of records. In the tradition of Buckminster Fuller…

“…Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.”

Further Loopy C ‘invented horizons’ from concrete materials.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 6:27 am  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

For Mr. Chinn

Old school/new toys…for S. Doze.

 

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posted by cgibson777 at 5:46 am  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Haunted Closet

“the paradoxical state of the spectre, which is neither being nor non-being”

The idea suggests that the present exists only with respect to the past, and that society after the end of history will begin to orient itself towards ideas and aesthetics that are thought of as rustic, bizarre or “old-timey”; that is, towards the “ghost” of the past.

The Haunted Closet Player

dedicated (once again) to grey calx and his blog ‘A Closet Of Curiosities’

posted by cgibson777 at 10:59 pm  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jazz Free Jazz

Back when I got my first ‘high end’ sampler (the Casio FZ-1 16 bit stereo sampler for $2400 in 1989, a definite upgrade from my previous Casio SK-1 :D), the very first thing I did was remix some ‘free jazz’ vinyl records I had been digging. In memorial, I here then present a re-visit to that ‘vibe’, albeit this time via a ‘virtual’ sampler approach.

Jazz Free Jazz Player

posted by cgibson777 at 1:06 pm  

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Commodore Beefheart

Dancing as if I were origami, celebrating the top 50 original source materials of hip hop’s roots via a ‘one leg shorter than the other’ Captain Beefheart vibe.

Player

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vinyl Duos – Soundtracks

Further transmissions and transgressions. Vintage soundtracks from across generations and styles, played in a ‘duet’ form. *** Player FIXED 022010

Plays Vinyl Duos 060609 Player

posted by cgibson777 at 2:21 am  

Monday, July 20, 2009

Loopy C Plays – Balloon And Needle

Question: Mixtape + Mash-Up?

Answer: Mix Mash Tape Up!


Two mixtapes created simultaneously as a duo…

Mixtape + Mash Up as???

-Prototype (as to templating original material) for the ‘next’ music?

-Theme and Variation (how to do ‘theme & variation with other people’s music?)

-Narrative?

-Overall template for concept album? (the ‘Hal Wilner part)

Dedicated to Jazzyspoon, Jopy, Richard Dunlap, Mr. Bungle, and Hal Wilner.

Source music = various Japanese and non-Japenese ‘improv’ and ‘indy’ labels.


Balloon And Needle Player

posted by cgibson777 at 5:51 am  

Friday, July 10, 2009

Smithsonian Folkways – An Xtreme Re-conceptualization

Four ‘medleys’ of very ‘extreme’ avant garde inspired remixes/improvs via Onkyokei
aesthetics. A virtual re-amping, pitch-to-audio, and other silly trickery of various ‘Folkways’ ethnic albums (1950’s~).

Only the above mentioned original ‘ethnic’ album tracks (via processing) are used here, no other performance or synthesis present.

Onkyokei (translation: “sound, noise, echo”) places much more emphasis on sound texture than on musical structure, distilling elements of techno, noise, and electronic music into a unique hybrid.

Track/Medley One – Old school ‘Glitchshifting‘ improv’s/meditations

Track/Medley Two – ‘100 tap delay*’ processes (in duo form)

Track/Medley Three – Audio-to-pitch synthesis into unusual spectralisms (in duo form)

Track/Medley Four – wrap up/final minutes of Track/Medley Three

Folkways Medleys Player

*’100′ Tap delay via Intelligent Device’s VST :

MegaDelayMass

posted by cgibson777 at 3:22 am  

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vinyl Trios – Airforms

An ‘ad hoc’ romp specifically through the ‘virtual vinyl’ oddities as found on the amazing and ‘mentor-rific’ Steve Roden’s blogspot:

http://inbetweennoise.blogspot.com/

in a ‘trio’ format. Please visit Steve’s site and find out who he is and what he does (a defining ‘lowercase’ practitioner among his credentials). Terrific artist across many disciplines.

 

Loopy C Plays – Vinyl Trios (Part 2) Player

 

 

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Vinyl Trios – The Tonal Bride

 

 

052509 Vinyl Trios Player

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vinyl Trios – A Closet Of Curiosities

A Closet of Curious Record Trios…

Part one in a continuing series of vinyl ‘trio form’ improv’s (meaning three records combined at once). This first part features the fine vine of:

http://closetcurios2.blogspot.com/

…one of my favorite ‘vinyl sharities’ for years now. The set maintains that ‘all is music’ and especially ‘all at once’ is music’. Mainly, avant garde instrumental, computer music, and ethnic styles are heard in releif.

This set goes out to the ‘Closet’ in all of us but especially Mr. Grey Calx 🙂

Plays A Closet Of Trios Player

posted by cgibson777 at 7:13 am  

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two ‘Master Track Player’ Index Pages Added

Collected my various ‘Avant Garde Mash Ups’ and Loopy C ‘Plays’ tracks together as consolidated sources/pages:

 

Avant Garde Mash-Ups Master Track Player Index

 

Loopy C ‘Plays’ Master Track Player Index

 

(also visible to right in ‘sidebar’ under ‘Pages’)

 

These are rebuilds of pages from my former blog (at blogger), I will slowly be updating the accompanying info but for now all the track player links should be active for ‘Discover/Encounter’ sessions 🙂

Also note that the page of ‘Master Players’ allows access to EVERY track on this site, (whether it currently has it’s own dedicated post or not):

 

Master Playlist’s Players

 

 


posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Friday, April 11, 2008

‘Time Freeze Beatles’

 The Long Now

‘Time Freeze Beatles…1968~1971:Specific album moments and memory articulated and abstracted as an aural cubist depiction of time.
 

Time Freeze Beatles Player 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 3:25 am  

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Loopy C ‘Listening Lounge’ Part 2

Taken from one of my live ‘avant garde mash-up’ performances I have described elsewhere dated 110606. A board mix ‘trio’ of three different but simultaneous and continously changing performances (playlists) by my fav’s in this genre. My ‘take’ on the idea of Zappa’s ‘Strange Synchronization’ or ‘Weird Xenocrony‘ (Zappa coined the phrase “xenocrony,” which was the merging of music from two different sources to create a new, third piece)

Laminal Improv Trio

If I may quote myself from another forum for reference to this ‘technique’:

‘I meant to answer your question-that set up I describe is one possible configuration of what I call the ‘Metaphysical Multitrack’. it is a variation on Zappa’s ‘xenocrony’Jeff Noone’s ‘Cobralingus Engine/Metamorphiction Process’ and the overall traditions of collage, bricolage, culture jamming, turntablism, etc (=Audiolage?), to create live, unique performances from concrete sources.

I produce ‘solo’ tracks of my own creation in different catagories (Rhythmic, Texture, Nature/Organic, Historical, Narrative, Solos, Antiqued, etc), completely in isolation from each other but with key/tempo strategies that allow them to be randomly combined with a certain amount of mindfulness. These are then loaded up in various ‘players’ (unlocked from any clock or grid) and freely combined in realtime with other performer’s material. ‘Borrowed’ sources are also added, so there is a mix of original and non-original material. Also present are various realtime manipulators and instruments so that both old and new strategies of improvisation can be accessed.

Mash-up as composition…keeping yourself surprised even when you created the source material in a more ‘logical, left-brain’ mode. Plus it allows me to listen to the mountain of music I have in my library while creating my own! ?

Steve Tibbets described it as, ‘It’s like designing furniture by throwing pieces of wood in a dark room and the end of the week flipping on the light and seeing if there is anything you can sit on’

posted by cgibson777 at 12:19 pm  

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