Dark funk, experimental media & abstract stories.
Transport Layer Security EP is out now!
"At the core of these tracks stands an inspiration of exploring machinic polyrythms and how they can be used to blur the distinction of what is really inorganic, or not. Below, however, this distinction of natural organism is a false promise, a blind alley, a dead end. We ... are all part of the same machinic phylum."
I'm a computer musician making:
⇒ various forms of electro-funk and bass #music
⇒ ambiental drone, noise and sonic experiments
⇒ expanded cinema & #video projects
some ways to support my work!
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sonomu.club: Sound Noise Music mastodon instance.
We welcome active musicians, songwriters, algorave livecoders, digital signal processing hackers, bedroom producers, writers of choral music, under-the-radar music selectors, exotic instrument explorers...
We'd like to stay easy and modest in numbers, hope for a quality local timeline and network with high S/N ratio.
Read our CoC first
then get in touch if you're interested joining our club.
The Mackie studio monitor is fixed. Yay, studio is back in shape.
»... standing at his appointed place, the trunk of the tree, [artist] does nothing other than gather and pass on what comes to him from the depths. He neither serves nor rules — he transmits. His position is humble. And the beauty at the crown is not his own. He is merely a channel.«
How an Artist is Like a Tree: Paul Klee on Creativity – Brain Pickings
Hey y'all. @Ratttz was just featured on The Jason Rigden Show!
Direct download here: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/jasonrigdenshow/JasonRigdenShow_0002.mp3
humanoid sounds, uncanny valley
If you're considering joining #inktober, please read up on the controversy regarding plagiarization of black artist Alphonso Dunn by the "inventor" and trademark owner (oh yes) Jake Parker. Consider joining #pinktober instead: https://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/stuart-semple-wages-war-against-inktober-creator-with-pinktober/
Been working on a #PureData granular synth abstraction for months and it's almost ready for a 0.1 release. Here's a little improvisation using it with pianoteq and panagement reverb (algo / generative sequencing done in PD).
Shout out to Modartt and Auburn Sounds for really high quality Linux-native pro audio software!
communal funding question
does anyone have a rec for a site/service/platform/whatever that lets you collect money for a collective/organization/group/etc. and pay out to individuals? i'm trying to find something that doesn't require it to be attached to an individual's bank account; the closest i've found is using a fiscal host on opencollective, but there are no hosts that serve a relevant purpose/currency.
i just don't want to run this out of a communal paypal account >_<
They: I don't understand why emails from you continuously end up in spam folder despite me continuously marking them as not spam!
Me: why do you use yahoo mail?
They: why not?
Me: because algorithms and surveillance?
Me: do you let your postman decide for you which mail goes to your mailbox and which to trash? Do you let your postman read all your mail and then decide which promotional material they will stuff into your mailbox? And under your door? And thrown on your lawn?
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I came to mastodon/the fediverse because I believe in cooperation, learning and mutual support. Being a musician (of sorts), I also wanted to be a part of a musical community, and that's why I joined sonomu.
Last year I started a netlabel/project called Gömmaren/Gømmaren. Not sure what it will end up being, but the main focus, musically, is slow-moving music. A web site is on its way, but for now there's a BC page: https://gommarenrecords.bandcamp.com
misc: neurodivergent, cat parent.
"If no one escapes that interdependency, then we are equal in a different sense. We are equally dependent, that is, equally social and ecological, and that means we cease to understand ourselves only as demarcated individuals. If trans-exclusionary radical feminists understood themselves as sharing a world with trans people, in a common struggle for equality, freedom from violence, and for social recognition, there would be no more trans-exclusionary radical feminists."
-- Judith Butler
"We tend to say that one person should be treated the same as another, and we measure whether or not equality has been achieved by comparing individual cases. But what if the individual – and individualism – is part of the problem? It makes a difference to understand ourselves as living in a world in which we are fundamentally dependent on others, on institutions, on the Earth, and to see that this life depends on a sustaining organisation for various forms of life."
Dark funk, experimental media & abstract stories.
SoNoMu (Sound Noise Music) is a mastodon instance for musicians, sound-artists, producers of any kind of aural noise, songwriters, bedroom producers, sonic manglers and algorave livecoders. -> more...