Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bohlen Pierce stuff

Here's a little 60-second miniature called Dr Bohlen's Fantasy. It uses the Bohlen-Pierce scale and a variety of timbres which range in harmonicity. The piece explores the dissonance space between harmonicity and inharmonicity by using shifting partials driven by physical modeling processes. The B-P tunings, the voices and the musical events are created in Pure Data and exported to a mixer for final production. 










Thursday, May 3, 2012


Dept. of Music presents 
Pure Data mini-Conference
May 11th and 12th, Dept. of Music, House 5, TCD.
Pure Data is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video and graphical processing. It is a visual programming language developed by Miller Puckette for creating interactive computer music and multimedia works.  http://puredata.info/
Schedule of events: 
Friday, May 11th, 10AM - 5PM: Papers
Ricky Graham, Andy Farnell, Mikael Fernstrom/Sean Taylor, David Collier, Keith Hennigan and Rich Duckworth. 

Friday, May 11th, 8PM: Performance night in the Boydell Recital Room
Free admission - (((Quadraphonic sound)))
Acts include: Endphase - Softday - Ricky Graham - Kerry Hagan - Rich Duckworth
Note: Endphase 18-4 PIGS performed with live collaborators in Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain. 
Saturday, May 12th, 10AM - 5PM: Workshops
 Andrew McGovern - libpd on Android workshop: install libpd on your Android device and create libpd project.  
 Andy Farnell  Composition with Pd: team-based workshop
Saturday, May 12th, Evening 
Pd mini-Con social meet-up
Kindly supported by the Provost's Visual & Performing Arts Fund and the Dept. of Music. 
Contact details
Blog: http://bluespetroleum.blogspot.com/
Info: duckwor (at) tcd (dot) ie    

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 Pure Data mini-Con at TCD Dublin update

The 2nd Pd mini-Con will take place in the Dept. of Music, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on the 11th and 12th of May, 2012. There will be a performance night as well in the Music Dept. recital room at 8PM on Friday the 11th. There will be an end-of-'Con dinner and/or event on Saturday, so do plan to stick around, if you can.....This years 'Con brings some old friends back and a host of new faces, including (in no particular order):
João Pais (+Endphase by remote hookup),
Softday (Seán Taylor + Mikael Fernström),
Andy Farnell,
Kerry Hagan,
Ricky Graham,
Andy McGovern,
David Collier,
Music Dept. student pd projects,
Rich Duckworth (host, MC, & mixmeister).  

We still have room for papers, demonstrations, performances (maybe...call?), workshops, and /or any Pd-related endeavour. Simply make contact with submissions (include your tech spec), or if you have any questions. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Pure Data mini-Con at TCD Dublin

The 2nd Pd mini-Con has been given the green light: it will take place in the Dept. of Music, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on the 11th and 12th of May, 2012. There is wriggle room to spill over to the 10th and/or 13th if needs be. 

This years 'Con promises to be bigger and better since we have forged mutual alliances with other Irish-based Pd-er camps & circuit-bender groups. There will be a performance night as well in the Music Dept. recital room and break-out room(s) as necessary for workshops etc.    

There is a call is for papers, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and /or any Pd-related endeavour. Simply make contact with submissions (include your tech spec), or if you have any questions. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pd Convention - Weimar: "So Pure - so Data"

Well, finally made it! It's been totally worth the wait. Quote of the day (and perhaps of the week) has to be: "So Pure - so Data" (Kyriakos Tsoukalas).

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Sleep 'til Weimar

Thanks to all the presenters and people who helped make the Pd mini-conference a success. Hopefully get to see you all at the Pd convention in Weimar in August.....

.....and here's Marco Donnarumma's blog:
http://www.thesaddj.com/presenting-xth-sense-at-pure-data-mini-con-2011-dublin/

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pure Data mini-con

Pure Data mini-con
Friday 4th Day

11:00
David Collier      presentation
composition in pd

11:30
Ricky Graham      presentation
live performance system in pd

12:00
Marco Donnarummo             paper
XTH SENSE: RESEARCHING BIOLOGICAL SOUNDS OF HUMAN BODY FOR AN
EXPERIMENTAL PARADIGM OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

13:00 break

14:30 - 18:30  Sound checks - no access to Boydell except performers & crue

Friday 4th Evening

7 PM Evening Concert Boydell Recital Room

Roger Gregg with Rich Duckworth       timbre - trash
João Pais  Soundscape improvisation (TBC)
Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernstrom   Remediation #3 of Marbh Crhios
Marco Donnarummo  ‘MUSIC FOR FLESH I’

Saturday 5th Day

Morning Session

10:30 - 12:30
xTreme newbies workshop            Emer Landers, Niamh Mahoney, Nicola O’Donoghue
  
 a whirlwind tour of pd for beginners by three of our senior undergraduate students. No
experience necessary, if possible bring a laptop with pd installed. There will be a couple of
laptops available for use on the day. Moderated by RD  

12:30 - 13:00
Mikael Fernstrom      paper
"Modelling roars and whispers of nature in pd for the Marbh Crhios performance"

13:00 - 14:00 break

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 16: 00
João Pais ‘Understanding and being creative with Pure Data’s data structures’
This workshop is dedicated to showing the possibilities of Pd’s data structures as a fruitful
companion to any Pd user interested in a in a closer and more flexible interaction with the
graphical representation of data.