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“DAYS”

This is another release in a series of drone-works – “Days” In this case made on the 13th of January 2016.



JLIAT 13th January 2016 Evening

Drones made using various synthesisers and effects (1) based on small adapted variations of midi sections in this case Riley’s Poppy Nogood….

Recent theory has accepted a meaningless universe of absolute contingency (Meillassoux) and chaos (Deleuze) and one of purposeless extinction (Brassier) and the withdraw of ‘Objects’ behind ‘firewalls’ (Harman), of the real existing apart from consciousness (Speculative Realism) significance of humanity, the lack of/in a signified (Derrida) and the disparity of the concept with its object (Adorno). If the cosmos is ultimately like this – like noise - then any aesthetics are very rare – just as this day is amongst the millennia of endless time(2).

However the ability to conceptualize is the product of the universe described as incapable of conceptualization of its objects described above. Despite Brassier’s

"We gain access to the structure of reality via a machinery of conception which extracts
intelligible indices from a world that is not designed to be intelligible and is not
originarily infused with meaning.”(3)

However with or without design or designer “a machinery of conception” was the very product of that reality, as was the formation of an ordered periodic table, the crystal structures in atomic formation, galactic evolution, the geometries of molecular and bio-molecular structures through to the programmatic structures of DNA and the neural networks that conceptualize. This patterning ‘aesthetic’ whatever its cause is such that it allows comprehension of it as that which comprehends it is it itself, and not something exterior to it. This “a machinery of conception” was made by it. Which is why in pragmatic terms it works. In this scenario the universe is not noise but music. Structure and pattern predominates for whatever cause patterns emerge even for the most simple reason that if not there would be undifferentiated chaos. That this is a mere temporal aberration does not lessen its qualities, however even blind probability will always resort to the endless creation and recreation of order.

“When there is an infinite time to wait then anything that can happen, eventually will happen. Worse (or better) than that, it will happen infinitely often.”(4)

“10^{10^{76}} years High estimate for the time until all matter collapses into neutron stars or black holes, assuming no proton decay or virtual black holes, which then (on these timescales) instantaneously evaporate into sub-atomic particles.
10^{10^{120}} High estimate for the time for the Universe to reach its final energy state, even in the presence of a false vacuum.


10^{10^{10^{56}}} Estimated time for random quantum fluctuations to generate a new Big Bang.
10^{10^{10^{58}}}Estimated time for a quantum fluctuation-generated Big Bang to produce a new universe identical to our own, assuming that every new universe obeyed the same laws of physics and contained at least the same number of subatomic particles.” (5)

10^{10^{10^{58}}} * 365 days….

Recordings made in real time with looping and delays and subsequent processing during which drawings of the gardens and rooms of the house in Springfield Road are made. Each limited to 20 copies all with original drawings. Also available on soundcloud as free downloads. https://soundcloud.com/jliat/january13-2016-evening


JLIAT / James Whitehead Winter 2016

james@jliat.com www.jliat.com www.jameswhitehead.org

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(1) Nord A1: Yamaha SY99 TG77 TG55: Roland JV1010 TB-3: Emu Audacity, Xtreme Lead & Turbo Phatt- Korg KaossPad Quad: Boss DD7: Behringer EM600, Behringer FX600. Custom multitrack looping software – VB.Net.

(2) For a more detailed exposition of this view see http://trippfuller.com/Caputo/Fall2010 Caputo/ (in particular http://trippfuller.com/Caputo/Fall2010 Caputo/Lecture 10 - Caputo - on Brassier_Nihil Unbound, Zizek_Parallax View 5b11-09-20105d.mp3) In which Philosopher John Caputo discusses Ray Brassier’s book Nihil Unbound. A summary of Caputo’s critique is not that a meaningless universe gives way to despair and nihilism but an alternative view could be, given the vastness of time and size of a meaningless, purposeless universe, the brief period of intelligent life on an inhabitable world should be seen as a very rare and precious exception to such a truth. Brief and rare and therefore a very valuable moment. With regard to noise and noise theory, amidst the cosmological cacophony an aesthetic of beauty would likewise be a rare exception, but not without any existence or reason, but a brief light in a cosmic darkness.

(3) Ray Brassier, “Concepts and Objects” In The Speculative Turn Edited by Levi Bryant
et. al. Melbourne, Re.press 2011 p. 59.

(4) J. D. Barrow The Book of Nothing p.317

(5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_far_future


SoundCloud...





Drones



BAD MUSIC



NOISE TEXTS texts (pdf)


The Shortest Piece of Music

The “Schrödinger Symphonies”



The Grands






Notes from Huddersfield
also see http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cerenem/noise/


All possible CDs - a thought experiment.

Audio tools downloads







1 TB

Seven Day Tape Piece

Harsh Noise Wall 510 Disks

MUSIC

Blythe




        Towards a statistical (objective) Measure of HNW/HN

SILENCE

WAVES

2.575 Seconds of Noise

1.475 Seconds of Noise

A Brief History of Music

Sounds from walks... Dasein

James Whitehead (JLIAT), a web based version of Esse Est Percipi? exhibited @ Non-Cochlear Sound Diapason Gallery New York
Esse Est Percipi?

The Non-Cochlear Sound blogalogue with info on the exhibition:

The Planets

Video of deconstruction of a sine wave- rough and ready! the audio glicthes are a result of the VB code and Goldwave processing the data (at large amounts) which caused timing delays in the software capturing the screen and audio!
JLIAT DECONSTRUCTION OF A SINE WAVE MP4
JLIAT DECONSTRUCTION OF A SINE WAVE You Tube

JLIAT Still Life Series "Six Types of Silence" Contains an image for burning CDr of 6 types of silence, PCM data set to fixed values. Please read the warning regarding potential damage to Hi Fi systems.

The Still Life series contain pieces which manipulate PCM data at the binary level, because of this MP3 files are not possible, therefore users need to download the zip file, unpack and burn a CDr. Further details of the piece are also found in the Zip file.

JLIAT Still Life Series Still Life # 8 Zip file of the .WAV from the booklet explaining the background to the Still Life Series. available here

THE GREAT WORK – SCORE #1. THE SOURCE OF THIS WORK WAS DATA FROM IMPROVISED PIANO PIECES –YAMAHA SY99 VIA MIDI INTO NOTATION SOFTWARE. FROM CUSTOM SOFTWARE TO CREATE THE “TILES” WHICH ARE VIEWED COURTESY OF AN ADAPTED HTML VIEWER (BEN NOLAN SIMON WILLISON MICHAL MIGURSKI..) MOVE CURSOR MOUSE DOWN AND DRAG..16,384 TILES SEPTEMBER 2008-MARCH 2010

As above curtailed for non Win

WHO IS AFRAID OF...(from Argos Brussels)

HARSH NOISE WALL - JAVA Player and Source code

Now Thats What I call noise MP3s

Infinite war

Merzicord player


MP3s & Midi Drone works

Virtual Shop - Noise MP3s





WAR

The “orchestra” is now replaced with samples from Iraq of the on going war – AK47s and M16s replacing the violins and violas – and artillery and guided munitions the wood wind and brass. The percussion is replaced by a ‘drone’ the desert sky and distant military aircraft.

Apres midi d une Bomb

A piece in three movements parodying the music of the enlightenment – introduction – slow middle movement - final resolution (or not) in the third movement. Each movement was improvised using a Yamaha master keyboard an Akai sampler and Yamaha effects processor at a ‘concert’ performance in Norwich 6/11/04.

Fallujah - Part 1 Introduction
Fallujah - Part 2 variations
Fallujah - Part 3 Development


WAR VOL 2 Iraq


raven 2
dime 81
f 15
gr4
havoc 31
magic 77
warlord 35

Afgan suite

B52s over Kunduz
US special forces south afganistan
Air attack over Kabul airfield
fire fight west of Kabul


Bikini tests

able 22:00:34 30 June 1946 (GMT) Bikini Atoll lagoon, Marshall Islands Airburst,520 ft. Yield 23 Kt. A standard Fat Man type Mk 3A fission bomb. The bomb fell 980 ft short and 1870 ft left of target,
bravo 18:45:00.0 28 February 1954 (GMT) Bikini Atoll. Surface burst. Yield 15 Mt. A 15 Mt two stage thermonuclear surface burst. The Bravo test created the worst radiological disaster in US history.
cherokee 17:51 20 May 1956, Bikini Atoll. Test B-52 Air Drop, 4350 (+/- 150) Ft burst. Yield 3.8 Mt.
fir 17:50.00.1 11-May-58. Bikini AtollYield 1360Kt (1500 est). Sponsor UCRL. Test of weapon deployment Clean 2-stage Thermonuclear Device only 90 kt of yield due to fission (6.6%)

prior to the noise and war pieces-
of musicology - a series of 70s "progressive" works -


Vol 1
Vol 2
Vol 3
Vol 4
Vol 5
Vol 6
Vol 7

The still life series - experiments with PCM data - this makes rendering them to MP3 impossible - two .wav files from the series-
Bop -32768 to +32767 - all possible PCM data
Bop

Jazz- single word - 2 bytes set to +32767 - shortest possible CD piece
Jazz






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