For this project I designed an audio based computer game. The player controls the environment with their voice. The Pure Data patch that I wrote is able to distinguish between various vocal sounds. SSSSSSSS ZZZZZZZZ Open vowels Hard constanants These four sounds were used to drive an external physical model of a D.C. motor. Saying […]
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How movement affects audience perception In this experiment I set out to determine if musicians can sell themselves more convincingly, just by moving a bit more. It turns out it’s true. it may be obvious on an intuitive level, but obtaining proof is another matter! You can download the full report here: PeceptionCognitionPeterWilliamsMP
ACPAD – This new interface for musical expression looks like a great deal of fun. In fact it is very similar to an idea I had recently had, and was considering mounting to my short scale bass guitar. I eventually decided to put that bass up for sale and watch an episode of Star Trek […]
Earphones may be able to truly record 3d sound. Innovation or just a good press release? At the very least the idea here is not a new one. It is a concept that dates back to the very first days of recording with microphones. http://www.wired.com/2015/05/earphones-may-able-record-truly-3-d-audio/?mbid=social_twitter
Posted in Peter Williams on May 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Music is the language of love
Also for spiders According to this study, we can perhaps thank spiders for figuring out that learning to play an instrument is the best way to get the ladies: Spiders strum on leaves for love
Posted in Peter Williams on November 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Ultimate jazz event at five Broughty Ferry venues
Dundee star band Havana Swing also feature presenting their feelgood mix of Django Reinhardt and 30s jazz. Singers Alison Affleck and Cindy Douglas, swing band The Big Easy and blues guitarist Sandy Tweeddale are more major names from the jazz and blues world coming to the Ferry. via Ultimate jazz event at five Broughty Ferry venues […]
Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Johnny Cash, Deep Purple all performed by a ukulele ensemble via Ukelele group give top tracks a fresh twist | Latest-News | Bands-and-Music | Entertainment | WindsorExpress.
Legend is a word that definitely applies to jazz double-bassist Ron Carter. He has performed on well over 2,000 recordings. Having risen to prominence with The Miles Davis Quintet, Carter has provided a solid base for such diverse artists as Cannonball Adderley, Lena Horne, B.B. King, The Kronos Quartet, Luther Vandross and A Tribe Called […]
Posted in Peter Williams on November 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Kyle Reid reviving old-time jazz style
Reid explored early Rock, like Chuck Berry, dove into Classic Rock, transitioned into Blues. Then he found his way into traditional Jazz, Dixieland Jazz and Gypsy Jazz, which is where he’s currently at. His project, Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin’ Chariots, is a small combo jazz band with horns, guitars, upright bass and drums, […]
This is quite a Reinhardt gem of a video clip. Check out how the rhythm guitar in particular, but also the whole rhythm section really lifts the energy in the second violin chorus.