I recently had a severe case of writers block and copied a bunch of files off of my old computer to see what I could salvage and use for new stuff. There was some ok stuff that could be reworked and finished off, and then there was this that was mostly done.
This is a trance remix of my high school’s alma mater, that I probably started around my senior year and forgot once I got out to Oregon. I modeled the form off of another song, I don’t remember exactly which one, but it was off a trance compilation I have. Despite my almost forgetting about it, I think its interesting and has some good moments in it.
Just to let you know, next week’s post is one I am getting excited for and I wanted to share my enthusiasm with you. It will be my first web app, and it is capable of answering some very tough questions that you may have.
I know last week I promised a recording, possibly involving fish, but this week I bring you images, mostly involving birds.
As part of the Audio/Visual Collaboration class I was in last term, we had to create a graphic score. One of the electronic backgrounds I made for our group’s piece involved tweaking a flute sound in such a way that it was more like a bird than a flute. I was trying to invoke freedom and decided that a bird best represented that idea. The bird sound was very distinctive, and decided to make it the subject of my graphic score.
I think the process behind the piece is what I find most interesting. The idea of freedom was first translated into sound. Then the sound was translated onto paper. Now the paper version can be re-synthesized into sound.
As a side note, what reminded me of this piece of work was a note on a dry erase board equating the Lydian mode to unicorns. I think the Simpsons, but apparently its more of a Lydian Dominant kind of thing. Anyways, I will see you next week, hopefully with a new track and some web content.
I set up clodewerks.com about three weeks ago, and now I think I have a good base for a website. But since the goal is to appeal to employers, I want to get some feedback about what could be better. So, if you have a few minutes, please check out the website by clicking here and if you have some ideas or comments, send them to me with my handy-dandy contact form that’s on the site. Feel free to be as critical as you like, as long as its constructive. Bring the pain!
From now on, I think my blog is going to be less of me rambling and more media and programming that I create. Next week there should be a new track, possibly involving fish, and soonish should be a web app that I’m noodling around with.
* Bold indicates jam of the week (shoutout to Fatboy Slim for an amazing mix that reminded me of this track)
Yes, The Cleveland Show is back on at KWVA Monday nights! Despite the tech issues, the mix went well and got a few compliments from callers and IMmers. Hopefully it will be even better next week. I hope to see you there!
Its been a short, busy break, but with the start of the new year in a few days, I am excited to be back sharing new stuff with you.
I guess I’ll start by welcoming you to the realm of clodewerks.com, the new home of everything clode. In addition, to my blog, I have my regular html site, so please check it out!
As per every new year, I like to make some resolutions to keep on track. Its really cliche, but it seems to work. At the very least it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something at the end of the year. I figured this year I would share them for some extra motivation. I feel like if I tell you, then you will know if I fail. I don’t want look like a failure. On that note, here is my list so far.
The first three are pretty much requirements of my existence. The losing weight one is a staple of resolutions. Last year I had just gotten my radio show, and was looking to make it better, this year I want to make the same amount of progress. The last one is to increase media literacy, which is probably important for my field of study.
This year, I made a list of resolutions, but I didn’t have a blog, so I didn’t share them with the world so that they could judge my performance. With that in mind, I’ll only share what I did accomplish.
I started Beatmatching on my radio show
I created a website
I lost ten pounds
I read more books than the year before
I got the internship at Ante Up in the summer
Hopefully 2011 will be a good year for everyone, especially considering how 2012 is predicted to go down. What are your plans or goals for the year?
Here is a fun chat conversation I had. I don’t know who it was with, but I have my suspicions….
[23:03] meeboguest529647: Do you only play songs with no words.
[23:05] kwva88.1: mostly
[23:06] meeboguest529647: but words are wordy word wordsy
[23:06] kwva88.1: I did play some N.E.R.D, it had Pharell using his words
[23:07] kwva88.1: I’ll try and throw in some verbosity
[23:13] meeboguest529647: I wan’t listening so it doesn’t count.
[23:13] meeboguest529647: Why don’t you tell the news or have some guests or something.
[23:15] meeboguest529647: I mean, you could also do book on tape or something.
[23:16] meeboguest529647: Isn’t it like democracy
[23:16] meeboguest529647: I am voting
[23:17] kwva88.1: I was going to bring in my trumpet and improvise for an hour over the beats I was playing
[23:17] kwva88.1: but I think that might get voted down
[23:19] meeboguest529647: trumpets fo lames freal. sax is that real shit
[23:19] meeboguest529647: or da tables
[23:19] meeboguest529647: freal yo
[23:23] kwva88.1: Accordion’s where its really at
[23:24] kwva88.1: What book on tape would you want to hear on the radio?
[23:24] meeboguest529647: naw dog, that shit aint nuttin. how you gonna get them beats lik dat? You gotta bust out some rap battles
[23:25] meeboguest529647: you got tupcac in der
[23:25] meeboguest529647: he gots some books
[23:29] kwva88.1: How about something like the Book of Mormon, with a soundtrack by tupac
[23:32] meeboguest529647: Dude that would be crazy. I can’t heckle you anymore though. I need to go be a productive student. Have a good shift Kyle.
I think that being on the web is all about the sharing of information. I find that this particular set of info is not really covered anywhere else, so this blog post will serve as the internet’s official database of movie characters that listen to Beethoven. Anyone can contribute, I am envisioning at least a million entries…