Monthly archive of December, 2010

Morning time-bomb

Winter wake up plan

Morning time-bomb

Morning time-bomb

This setup was on my mind since I was a kid. But it was recently when I found the missing device to make it happen. Couldn’t believe when I saw it on the shelf at my usual shopping market: THE POWER STRIP TIMER.

So here it is: my geek’s dream wake-up scenario!

  1. Evening
    • Set-up the turntable with an LP to be played in the morning
      Can be classical Vivaldi’s Four seasons, jazzy Amy Winehouse, Sabaton‘s battle-metal, chilled out Air, Fink Flooyd‘s psychedelia, dark vibes of Black Sabbath or what have you…
    • Start a quiet playlist from the laptop for good night via surrounding 5.1 speaker system
      Before falling asleep I usually have some wine & read a book in bed for a while. It’s nice to have something playing in the background. Happened few times that a song was able to ‘incept’ a cool dream :)
  2. When sleeping

    The scheduled task on the laptop stops the lullaby music around 1.30 – 2 o’clock. REM sleep phase is better with as little outside stimulus as possible.

  3. Morning

    7.30 – power cord timer kicks in

    • Sun-imitating lamp gently warms up
    • Vinyl gets a spin – for an extra kick the turntable is connected directly to amplifier =:]
    • After soaking up the music for a couple of minutes ain’t nothing gonna break my stride!

The LP usually finish about the time I leave. Automatic timer turns-off the lamp & turntable few minutes after.

How cool is that! :D

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SoME 2010 Dec: Prime notes

Sound Of the Month Edition

Music of the prime numbers

Prime Notes visualization

Each harmonic corresponds to one prime number. A note is played on its beat-multiplication

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Zipped project

This idea was on my mind long before starting the whole Falasol project. What kind of cacophony would it be if each note is assigned a prime number and played only on the number’s multiplication beats. Total chaos? Or would the mind be able to recognize some hidden patterns?

It’s both. The brain can grasp 2 & 3-beat notes and arrange them into 6-beat tact ( 2 * 3 = 6 ). Next 5-beat harmonic creates a 30 beat verse (consisting of 5 described tacts). That’s the rhythmical clocking in the background. Next prime harmonics (7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37) add nothing more than chaotic wind-bells effect. The resulting patterns are way too long to be digested by the regular brain, but who knows, maybe some savant would do. Anyway, quite a good accompaniment to get insane :)

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