Laptop Musicianship Week-2.
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In week 2 of laptop musicianship we learnt about natural and western scales on top of the theory surrounding harmonics and how that a harmonic of a note is the frequency of that note X. by an integer or rounded number. We also learnt about the midi spectrum which consists of 128 notes and that note number 60 (freq.261Hz) is classed as middle C. The adjustment of frequency (rounding up or down) to fit the western scale is called ‘Just Internation’ or otherwise referred to as ‘Equal Temperament’. A good example of this would be the piece by J.S. Bach-‘The well tempered clavier’.
Halfway through the lesson we were given a guest lecture from Dr Joyce Shintani on Digital music in media art. She talked about several art and media festivals happening around europe such as the ‘Sonar festival’, the ‘NIU: interactive Art Gallery’ and the ‘ARS Electronica’ which takes place in Linz. She also gave some examples of work by digital media artists such Thomas Koener, and his 2004 prize winning video ‘ Suburbs of the Void’. Follow the link below.
Articles of the same interest as these digital art festivals are listed below.
-Simoni.M. (2006) ‘Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic music.
-Cook.N. (1998) Analysing Musical Multimedia.