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Assignment 4 – Brooke Ley

I altered the spectral delay so that it was more random and occurred over a longer period of time (100 seconds).  I then demonstrated this using the beginning of Gillian Hills’ Zou Bisou Bisou.

main code:

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Project 1 Proposal – Brooke Ley

I was invited by the Pittsburgh femme DJ collective girlFx to perform an ambient “chill late night lounge vibe” piece at Dobra Tea on November 3rd.  Instead of making a mix, I was hoping to compose a generative, ambient piece, hopefully featuring my omnichord.  I was hoping for my final piece to have elements similar to this piece:

I don’t have an edited Folktek Omnichord, so I was hoping to recreate similar elements, while adding even cooler and generative effects.  I also want to make it customizable and interesting enough to last 2+ hours without getting boring.

Assignment 3 – Brooke Ley

For my piece, I took Vulfpeck’s isolated parts of their cover of Poinciana, and convoluted each part so that it took place in a different setting.  I then edited them back together so that the harmonies would still exist, but it would be as if each instrument was performing in a different location.

  • Lead – balloon popping in bathroom, recorded outside of the bathroom
  • Tenor – balloon popping in kitchen, recorded a few feet away
  • Baritone – Shower sample taken from freesound.org
  • Bass – a person going “sshhhh” taken from freesound.org

the original samples, isolated convoluted tracks, and IR are available here

I did not make many changes to the original patch, other than adding an sfrecord~ to record the audio

A Time Machine to when Drake’s Hotline Bling was still relevant

I started off wanting to recreate the effect within Earth, Wind, and Fire’s music video for September.  In the end I did something a little bit different, but still really cool.  I used Chroma Keying (or greenscreening) to play a delayed version of a video behind the subject.  It ended up making a really cool effect that I would love to explore more, both with different greenscreen footage and even footage without.

Assignment 1 – Brooke Ley

For my project, I worked with data-moshing a video loop of a pinecone time lapse.  Data-moshing takes advantage of the way video files are compressed, and the glitches can be layered by repeating the process with each loop.

I tried with both starting from the pinecone image and starting from black. Starting from the pinecone created a more glitchy image at the end; starting from black led to more distorted colors at the beginning.

I used the technique of I-Frame deletion which you can read more about over here.