An Index Of Possibilities

'Sometimes, cutting into the present releases the future'

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Neu Scanners

Beat shifting motorik prototypes & sketches.

 

SET 1

SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 9:57 am  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Salad Before Bed (Late Night Leftovers Jam)

Tossing tracks and applying dressings in the last hours of a Saturday session. Misc unfinished ideas and re-combinations.

 

SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

SET 4

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 5:57 pm  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Blendstrument (Loop Drones)

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SET 1

SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 2:06 pm  

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dyspepsia In The Thriftstore (Sweaty Cassette Series)

Underground avant garde cassette forgeries in random playlist. Madrona Lab’s ‘Virta’ (in ‘duo form’) vs. 2nd Sense’s ‘Wiggle.

 

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 8:30 pm  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Secret Looping Toy Museum Of My Mind

From their artificial environments loping, looping toys distract my thoughts from doing any ‘real music’ ūüėČ

 

SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 5:44 am  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Interstellar Looping

Duos for an infinity of stars and such.

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 3:56 am  

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Loopology Sessions 10302015 v8

Scanning audio file pairs with two out of phase triangle wave lfo’s.

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 6:10 am  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Media Jamming (Mystery Tape XVVIII)

Drum, sax, dialog. Looping. prime number tempo combination vamps in search of…can I say it…a dialog?

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 8:16 am  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sexy Prime Triplets (The Moon Milk Variations)

7,13,19…and so on.

 

PLAYER

 

 

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 8:06 am  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Keep Calm & Chillax

The continuing journey of my fascination with ‘loops’, in these sets an inclination towards my love of ¬†‘Acid Jazz’ ¬†and ‘Ninja Tune’ ¬†label/artists.

In these tracks, ‘integer sequences’ are applied to ‘loop pattern switching permutations’ to create ever-changing layers of possible combinations.

 

SET 1

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 4:00 am  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer Singles Volume 9

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

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 1:00 am  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Abstractions WARPED (Pro, Tone, Beat)

Ambient wonky-ness‚Ķfurther experiments with Ulam’s ‘Prime Spiral’, here applied to the mechanisms of time-stretching realtime ‘nostalgic’¬†audio.

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 4:42 am  

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Last Time I Heard Your Loop

A Friday night ‘jammed nostalgia’ set, dedicated to an old friend. Percussive number spirals and integer sequence loop framing technology, here pressed to ’emote’?

( Interzone memories of ¬†first musical meetings, unmastered live demos for Cordell Pool..hope you’re still¬†listening! (plenty of ‘Talking Geometric Triangles’ lol¬†;-))

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 4:20 am  

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Oscillators Made Of Radios

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PlAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 8:11 am  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oscillators Made Of Detritus

This body is in ruins (so now/then the mind loops…)

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 1:58 am  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Loopology cont.

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SET 1

SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 10:38 pm  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Buddha Machine Loops

Hi-on-life, lo-on-fi…the ‘MIDIstroking’ of virtual Buddha machines.

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 4:20 am  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Heart Contains, The Mind Refrains

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PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 2:37 am  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Formatting The Wind

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

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 1:57 am  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ethnic Tape Tweaking

Wonky, late night ethnic tape splicing/dicing.

 

SET 1

SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 3:11 am  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nebulon Loop Beasts

Diacloned megatronic soundwaves from Transformer-haunted loops.

 

Player

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 6:00 am  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hum Souvenirs

Compositional proprioceptive, haptic interactions with the aural detritus of everyday geek-life.

 

Player

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 7:28 am  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reel2Reel Noise Loops

Auricular,¬†mellifluous¬†noise novels… hypnotic tape entrainments for anti-melotonin therapy.

 

SET 1

SET 2

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 6:30 am  

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Closet Ambient Loops

Sonically, spatially unstable and skewed layers of distant looping vinyl in conjunction with ambient synth static filaments.

 

PLAYER

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 1:19 am  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Personal Quantum Temporal Offsets (Solo Instrument Loopology Studies)

Performance via realtime mathematical composition of looping, physically personal materials. Intimate rhythms inspired by my own small, quantum mechanical twitchings and quirks (representing my own five main emotions…plastic, wooden, copper-taste-in-mouth, bone-crack, and putty-head).

 

SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

 

posted by cgibson777 at 6:59 am  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pitching Fish (Modulor Numbers Loops)

Le Corbusier Modulor numbers affecting relative loop pitching (thus cyclic periods), then sent to multiple parallel frequency shifting  modules.

SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 6:51 am  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Biotropic Topologies

Tropical improbabilities…triggered 60ths of a beat vs. actual seconds within a variable tempo space.

 

Player

 

 

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 8:48 am  

Monday, December 31, 2012

21st December B’ak’tun Blues

As per usual, -6 dBFS¬†un-mastered, compositional mock-ups/demos as open source tracks, for free use. ‘Loopy C’ technology/loopology vs. Mayan cosmological thesis.

 

SET 1

SET 2

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:33 am  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Generative Debussy Field Theory (with Jazz Loops)

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Generative Debussy Field Theory (with Jazz Loops) P1 Player

Generative Debussy Field Theory (with Jazz Loops) P2 Player

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 5:04 pm  

Friday, November 11, 2011

The World In My Garage

A vague reference? to the spirit of Richie Havens at Woodstock (ala ‘Freedom’) from the depths of a garage/cassette ¬†jams/recordings nostalgia…meets Smithsonian/Folkways record catalogue ‘granular drop needle dubbing’. For Hal Wilner.

 

The World In My Garage

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:51 am  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Che Nerd

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SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

SET 4

SET 5

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Band From A Razor

Rare groove moves and rubber band mock rock, with modal synth accompaniment.

Band From A Razor Set 1 Player

Band From A Razor Set 2 Player

Band From A Razor Set 3 Player (coming soon)

posted by cgibson777 at 5:32 am  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Torture Waits

A Kraken takes piano lessons from Tom Waits and typical cephalopod meets avant garde cabaret broken beat hi jinx ensue. Rhythms implied but not guaranteed. Part of my research stage for a contest submission at Hiss and A Roar sound fx libraries website using the free set of ‘Tortured Piano’.

 

Tortured P1 Player

Tortured P2 Player

Tortured P3 Player

 

Special thanks ‘Petri’ by Sineqube.

posted by cgibson777 at 1:20 am  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Haunted Toy SETI Soup

Sinister toy and ET transmissions DNA left to sit in a petri dish and then served as a cold and cracker-less Zappa-esque SETI soup.

Haunted Player

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 1:00 am  

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Integer Sequence Loop Duos

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PART 1
PART 2
PART 3

posted by cgibson777 at 12:00 am  

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ever Fore, Auras Aft

Four sets of ‘loopological’ studies based on four different pools of ¬†material. The infromedia audio gas resists….and pushes back.

Player 1

Player 2

Player 3

Player 4

posted by cgibson777 at 12:42 pm  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wet Sands (excerpts)

An aural Krumbein phi scale, where size in ő¶ = -log base 2 of size in mm. Rock & roll (and gravel) beach time fun!

Wet Sands Vol. 1 Player

Wet Sands Vol. 2 Player

posted by cgibson777 at 5:58 am  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Handheld Tape Looops (Throbbing Onda)

Walkman looped rubber audio, fingers in the reels

If out slide, Out it or end

…on step loop securely, tape case scotch plastic art

Downstepping the ‘When’

You are the see change, these are the layers


Handheld Tape Looops

posted by cgibson777 at 1:14 am  

Sunday, August 1, 2010

ParaDines

Or more appropriately, a ‘pair of’ Peter Dine’s ‘Paramdrum’ Reaktor ensembles, here as loop players (as opposed to the intended single hit probability drum machine). Special thanks Peter Dines for the inspirational programming and support ūüėČ

A decidedly ‘wonky’ take on 50’s electronics, lo-fi, lo-brow circuit bending, avant garde turntablism collage, and IDM beatologies.

ParaDines Player


(A ‘cornucopia’ of vintage electronic recordings and vintage impulse ‘re-amping’ simulation/combinations were also accessed and applied in this essentially ‘live duo’ configuration via Audio Ease’s ‘Speaker Phone 2’).

posted by cgibson777 at 1:04 pm  

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oval Process Misc

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Oval Process Misc Player

posted by cgibson777 at 8:26 am  

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Closet Loopologies

Some most curiously angular and ‘closety’ looping vinyl abstractions…

042310 New Closets Player

posted by cgibson777 at 7:40 am  

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Laminal Loop Painting

Painting (literally) with loops. For each track, a graphic ‘score’ was ‘painted/drawn’ on the computer ¬†screen and interpreted by the re-synthesis (via several thousand! dedicated oscillators) of a single loop in RGB/pixel space.

Laminal Looping Player

posted by cgibson777 at 12:20 pm  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

21st Century Schizoid Loops

Crackles, pops, pocks, combustions, gurgles, buzzes, amplitude tautening, powerspikes, voltage differentials, colliding pressure fronts, patterings, jump-splices, fax connections, silent interjections, hums, murmurs, switchbacks, clunks, granulations, fragmentations, splinterings, roars and rushes…these a just a few of this 21st century schizoid man’s favorite things.

21st Century Schizoid Loops Player

posted by cgibson777 at 11:15 am  

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oscillators Made Of Plasma

Loopscanned,  skittering plasmatic audio.

Oscillators Made Of Plasma Player

Oscillators Made Of Plasma (2 Tracks/Long) Player

posted by cgibson777 at 4:58 am  

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Someone Saved My DJ’s Drum N Bass Tonight

Imaginary DJ with his father’s ‘left in the sun’ jazz record collection, meets ‘eclectic electric bass slinger (with obligatory goatee of course)’ sessions. Could have happened, shouldn’t have happened (part 1).

103109 Player

Special thanks to Rick Scott for his ‘Plastique’ and Spectrasonics for ‘Trillian’.

posted by cgibson777 at 4:33 am  

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shoe Finding Loop Grazing

Loop Scanning – the slow forward movement of a short loop progressing through a longer audio file with a subtle effect not unlike the transformational metamorphosis of Steve Reich’s ‘It’s Gonna Rain’, which is, technically speaking, the altogether different implementation of two loops played at slightly different speeds and the offset ‘difference’ between them producing the final result. Conceptually though, a similar ‘mono’ version of the mood ‘It’s Gonna Rain’ creates ¬†is realized with the scanning technique.


Working somewhere between the ‘broken’ media aesthetics of Christian Marclay and William Basinski’s ‘Disintegration Loops’ with a big ‘tip of the hat’ to Jan Jelinek’s work, I present here some initial ‘loop scanning’ experiments as a test of concept and initial ‘probe’ as to source material suitability and settings. These are the more ambient-leaning experiments, an earlier rhythmic exploratory session still awaits some post production after which I will also post.

Prototyping the concept in several discreet applications running on the Mac desktop (until I can get a proper ‘loop scanner’ module built in software such as Kyma or Reaktor), I did this evening’s work using Roni Music’s ‘Amazing Slow Downer’, triggering it’s ‘frames’ (equaling a 1/75th of a second increment per trigger) via a seperate MIDI trigger (‘Rondo’). As both a polyrhythmic ‘master’ meter ¬†and camouflage to unintended glitches (as oppossed to the intended ones also present) several ‘vinyl simulation’ methods were then introduced into the live chain, either before or after a final ‘patina’ of guitar amplification/fx simulation to properly antique the overall mood. Each performance was captured live via Rogue Amoeba’s ‘Audio Hijack Pro’.

*Best experienced ‘indirectly’, in other words attentions directed elsewhere with track played in background.

102209 Shoe Finding Loop Grazing Player

I have since received some very interesting responses in the Symbolic Sound ‘Kyma’ forum which will hopefully lead to the next level of exploring this territory. Also in current ‘negotiations’ for a Reaktor realization with more flexibility.

All this night’s work was done on a Powerbook laptop in bed (while I recover from a minor back injury) .

posted by cgibson777 at 5:35 pm  

Sunday, October 18, 2009

101309 Further Loopology Studies

Raw session output of a further return to loopology studies. New techniques, old infatuation…the march of time within time.

101309 Player It Again Player

101309 Budhha Loops Player

101309 Guitar Loops Player

posted by cgibson777 at 5:24 am  

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids Volume 2

Dirty little number series (palindromes), deleted but seen, forgotten fenders:

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids Volume 2

posted by cgibson777 at 1:53 am  

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Laminal Lockgrooves

Laminal improv taken for a ‘loop’.

Laminal Lockgrooves Player

posted by cgibson777 at 5:00 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 ūüôā

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  

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oscillators Made Of ‘Joiners’


 

Audio photocollage in the vein of David Hockney’s ‘joiners’.¬†¬†A joiner consists of a series of photographs taken from different viewpoints, arranged (overlapping) to form a single piece. By taking the pictures from carefully selected viewpoints, and arranging them in the right way, Hockney was able to change the apparent shape of space and introduce the element of time into the work.

Here, layered time, space, and narrative is attempted through a mathematical presentation of ‘chunks’ and layers of sound bytes in a vein related to Cubist concerns. The challenge is then of two ears (as opposed to two eyes in Cubist theory) in slightly different moments of time.
 

Oscillators Made Of Joiners Player

 

The above image is probably the most well known of Hockney’s ‘Joiners; and in a bit of fate happens to been created only miles from where I presently live!

Also related:

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids

 

posted by cgibson777 at 7:58 am  

Monday, February 18, 2008

Loopology (revisited)

Soundporn

Further excursions into ‘looping’ music.

021608 Player

posted by cgibson777 at 10:54 pm  

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Glitch & Rasa

Glitche’s & Rasa (in six parts)

Glitch & Rasa

“…there is art, and there is entertainment. I have done both, I have enjoyed both, and I DISTINGUISH between both. When you are after that innermost ‘self’, the person you become AFTER playing in the dark for hours and running out of practiced ‘riffs’, then you are practicing what is yours uniquely, self expression; thus, art. When your intention is to try to find a common, universal link and emotion between yourself and some unknown and unquantifiable ‘audience’ (thus ‘generalising’ the ‘signs’ of music to appeal towards more known quantities based on particular characteristics) then you are attempting entertainment/communication. Entertainment (a subset of communication) depends on cliche (familiarity), redundancy, and previously agreed upon ‘rules’ to convey ‘messages’…not exactly a ‘hotbed’ for creative innovations ūüėČ

I see no problem with either, as long as YOU know which one you are practicing. I continue to enjoy both with that perspective (as segregated). If the two segregated forms do occasionally collide successfully as to incorporate strengths of both I consider it a lucky exception, which it appears most artists who have succeeded in creating a new ‘entertaining’ form out of both didn’t know until much later.”

And YES, this is MY idea of a Friday night ūüėČ

 

Glitch & Rasa (Player playlist in six parts, click to access master player/tracks)

 

 

posted by cgibson777 at 11:50 am  

Monday, November 12, 2007

Loopology sessions cont-

111207 Player

posted by cgibson777 at 5:57 pm  

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids

 

Captured time as source unit/sample for oscillations. Frozen moments made to unfold over time, a snapshot (polaroid) becomes aural environment. Initial idea concieved as an sonic analogy to the idea of the ‘Mona Lisa’ made of thousands of ‘Mona Lisa’s’, now called a ‘Mosaic’ portrait/picture.

The ‘beginnings’ of my original web presence, a tribute to the Mobius Loop as musical narrative ‘set design’.

 

Oscillators Made Of Polaroids Player

 

art by c.gibson

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