Shapes

Godfried Toussaint writes this neat paper on transcribing and generating African music rhythms via Euclidean geometry. Euclidean geometry is taking a set of simple, known elements and producing new elements from these. Applied to music he devises algorithms to generate permutated rhythms.

I like

Euclid was a great Greek Mathematician from Alexandria.

Godfried Toussaint:
School of Computer Science, McGill University Montreal, ´ Quebec, ´ Canada

http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~godfried/publications/banff.pdf

 

Tablet

Felix Faire presents Contact, a tangible music controller and process-visualiser. All the sounds are first generated by the physical sounds of striking the table and are then processed digitally via gesture-controls.

Can’t see the seams

Mécaniques Discursives
An installation by Fred Penelle (printmaker) and Yannick Jacquet (media artist)

“The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg’s and Big Data’s. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries”