[NetBehaviour] rababblon.mp3

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Thu Sep 24 03:54:18 CEST 2009

Now this was really amazing - if we could only play together in real time!

- Alan

On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, james morris wrote:

> http://www.jwm-art.net/art/audio/rababblon.mp3
> a quick track made tonight in a couple of hours.
> started by playing Alan Sondheim's
> http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3
> on the command line and then while listening looking at what else i'd
> downloaded and lo-and-behold there was
> http://jwm-art.net/art/audio/zynpatchedbootkickin.mp3
> so i decoded them using the --decode commandline option of lame and then
> imported the resulting wav's into ardour2. thinking of course i can't
> be satisfied with just this mix despite being satisfied on the command
> line with the result of playing both simultaneously i loaded up yoshimi
> - an experimental version of zynaddsubfx exploring how functioning JACK
> output might be implemented which i incidentally helped debug a couple
> of weeks ago and found a noise preset in the patch bank. i could not
> help myself playing with the noise and eventually arrived at something
> more like an instrument with distorting fx applied to it and played it
> and liked it even more than
> http://jwm-art.net/art/audio/zynpatchedbootkickin.mp3
> and recorded it in a new playlist on the track which i'd originally
> placed the --decode wav of
> http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3
> next i got some drums from hydrogen and connected it up to jack-keyboard
> and randomly played drums with the mouse and liked it but instead made a
> bus of fx and put it through that and instead played the rhythm patterns
> in hydrogen which i made ages ago and are still there because i've not
> done anything with it for ages and played with the bpm and recorded
> another take of me doing that.
> i'd already done the strings at that point.
> then i put alan sondheims
> http://www.alansondheim.org/rababa1.mp3.
> back into the mix but with reverb.
> lately i've been working in a wharehouse which sends out furniture and
> stuff for schools and primary schools. the work mainly consists of me
> standing in the back of a big trailer and either loading the big boxes
> onto a belt which takes them out of the trailer or loading them off of
> the belt and stacking them up to the roof. i get him with salty
> sweatmarks on my tshirts frequently though not every day. today i felt
> like never going back there again, and while i was at it never going
> back the plastic punnet factory. because i was fucking knackered and it
> had been me in the trailer because i'm at the bottom cos i'm agency
> and my arms ache from all the lifting and my wrists ache from repetitive
> strain sinnydrome from lifting and the other week i had to not go to
> work because when i was drying my hair my back went, upper back....
> but i got over never wanting to go back and got on with it the job after
> sitting on my arse for a while while i waited for the picks to come down
> the belt staring out the trailer into the wharehouse looking at the
> racking with stacks of boxes on pallets reaching up high around 20ft
> into the roof and it was beautiful. the floor of the trailer and the
> walls are beautiful too. they have so many scrapes on them and graffiti
> and textures and light comes in and stuff and i could take photos of it
> if i had a camera and had no fear about what they might think.
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