Category Creative Music Practice

What to do if MAX for Live keeps crashing

It seems to be a common problem for max to crash in Ableton. All you need to do is reset Max. These are the steps to take if you need to do this: Go to finder click ‘GO’ on tool bar hold down ‘alt’ and select Library go to ‘Application Support’ Move ‘Cycling 74’ to […]

Initial Installation thoughts

Room plant drone/hum gets a bit irritating/boring Either rethink this idea or rework it somehow – edit sound in some way. Rerecord all vocal stuff to be more clear think about plant placement in room – If a plant is at the centre which direction is it coming from – sketch it out – refer […]

New Speakers

  NEW SPEAKERS! I have decided that for me to really take myself seriously as an audio visual artist working in spatial sound that I really need to invest in my own equipment to allow me to carry on what I am doing after university. This really means the resources that I will have access […]

Project Gantt Chart

This is a Gantt chart I made for this project. It keeps changing a little bit but there are some small targets that I have made for my self. I have found that personal targets and aims are good for me to make sure that there is time for thinking (as I think alot) and […]

Earthworks

The definition of Earthworks: Earthworks are engineering works created through the processing of parts of the earth’s surface involving quantities of soil or unformed rock. Land art is also commonly knows as Earthwork, Environmental art, or Earth Art. It is an art movement that emerged from the 1960’s. Possibly one of the most famous earthworks […]

Ólafur Elíassson

Ólafur Elíasson is a light installation artist. I think what is really interesting about him  and his work is how he looks at space and how he looks the relationship between the audience and the artwork to understand what kind of questions they will ask themselves when they are with the work. The pieces that […]

Solar Cell + Attempt 2

Attempt two was much more successful! After knowing what exactly went wrong I kind of just came across the code I needed on the Arduino website. It was good for me to take a step back and look at what went wrong and then re-attempt the experiment.         This is the code […]

Sculpture In The Expanded Field by Rosalind Kraus

Rosalind Kraus’s essay titled Sculpture in the Expanded Field was written in 1979. The essay looks at different artists and how they are, in one way or another, part of the sculpture. The meaning of sculpture has changed over time – what is considered as sculpture today is very different to what was considered sculpture 100 […]

Installation Mood Board

  I’ve started up a mood board on pinterest with installation ideas – this involves aesthetics, sculpture, light work, sound work and other bits of inspiration. I felt that this would help me to get a better perspective on what it is want to achieve with this final project. As I am currently feeling a […]

Solar Cell + Arduino: Attempt 1

This is attempt 1 of my solar cell experiment. This is because everything went really wrong. But now that I have had a few hours to reflect on todays experiment I think I can now prepare to redo my solar experiment in a few days time so that it can be successful. I was following […]