Category Step Across the Border

an electrode

Definition: An electrode is an electrical conductor that makes contact with the nonmetallic circuit parts of a circuit, such as an electrolyte, semiconductor or vacuum.    

I Built An Oscillator

Apple (Lemon) Watch

Thinking about currents in the organisms I bought myself a Lemon Clock kit to see how it works (Note I didn’t have a lemon, instead I used an apple). Bits of kit include: 2 x copper sticks 2 x zinc sticks a watch with red and black electrical wires coming out of it a strip […]

Plant Sounds

Plant Sounds (2015) is an interactive sound installation by Thomas V. Christie, a composer, sound installation artist and multi instrumentalist based in Montreal. Electronics done by Marc-Alexandre Chan and Thomas V. Christie.  FARR Residency Project   “Plant Sounds is a navigation and investigation of the interior dialogue of a plant. By translating the electrical micro-voltage […]

ET4M -Brief 2

Brief 2 was to make a working patch in max msp using the already made maxuino patch.  We had to then use an arduino to physically control something. I decided to use a light dependent resistor (LDR). I’ve been thinking that what I might do for my final project will incorporate something to do with […]

SAtB Final Performance

Today I had my Step Across the Border Assessment of my installation performance. I think that my final performance went how it was supposed to and my patch did everything that it was meant to do. I had a few problems with it though. I was going to have two lpd8 midi pad controllers and […]

SAtB Film and Sounds

This is piece of film that will be projected onto the wall. I recorded this by taping my camera to my bike and cycling to the beach. For the sounds I was going to record unusual noises made by the bike but instead I decided to improvise to the film with the instruments I made […]

Step Across the Border Performance Idea

For the final performance for my step across the border module I’d really like to make an installation. I am going to show a piece of footage of a journey, maybe on a bike. Then I will have sounds playing with the footage that the audience can change the levels of. This would hopefully make […]

Improvisation – For Film

This semester, in the Step Across the Border module, we have been exploring different areas of improvisation. I wasn’t too sure about improvising and was quite hesitant at first with it. I didn’t realize how many areas of improvisation there were and that it is sometimes used in soundtracks. This is an example of Improvised […]

Improvisation – Graphic Scores

Today we looked at graphic scores and something called Game Pieces. This is a concept of experimental music that can be described as controlled improvisation. Different pieces have different rules to them, just like game, and the music evolves freely within the set of rules. Methods of directing the progression of a piece of music […]