The Shortest Piece of Music
The “Schrödinger Symphonies”
Notes from Huddersfield
also see http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cerenem/noise/
All possible CDs - a thought experiment.
Audio tools downloads
Seven Day Tape Piece
Harsh Noise Wall 510 Disks
Towards a statistical (objective) Measure of HNW/HN
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:
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
MP3s & Midi Drone works
Virtual Shop - Noise MP3s
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
B52s over Kunduz
US special forces south afganistan
Air attack over Kabul airfield
fire fight west of Kabul
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 -
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
Jazz- single word - 2 bytes set to +32767 - shortest possible CD piece
email james at jliat dot com
link to jameswhitehead.org