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Category Archives: Electroacoustic

365 days – the first three weeks

[For a daily gallery of the action, head over to http://aaronfryklund.com/365/] Howdy, folks! Still trucking along over here on my 365 days (as well as a few real-life gigs, which I am being very careful not to get behind on). I’ve got a few highlights I wanted to post here from the last week and a half. […]

Puredata piece/toy – Solar Windstorm

I had some fun with Pd while I was on vacation over the summer. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make an interesting piece using just a single oscillator and a delay line. The result was this fun little piece: You play it using the arrow keys on the keyboard. I […]

Giving PureData a fresh coat of paint

PureData – which is a program you should be familiar with if you’ve read a few of my blog posts – comes in two varieties. There is a “vanilla” version which is the one directly from the desk of Miller Puckette. Then there is Pd-extended, which contains a continuously updated collection of all of the […]

01.27.2010 – iPad

Say what you will about Apple’s new touch-pad computer, the iPad, but consider for a moment the amazing possibilities for interactive musical applications. Anything from practical control surfaces such as mixer-boards or piano-style input to conceptual instruments and interfaces that utilize the accelerometers and multitouch technology in astounding ways. My head is just full of […]

12.24.2009 – A PureData Christmas

So, this is what I was working on last night as I drifted off to sleep. Some will dream of gumdrops and candycanes. I dream of object boxes and midi connections. I wanted to apply myself to a gift I knew teh internets would appreciate. What better way to say Happy Holidays than with a […]

11.28.2009 – In C++

Ever wished you could have your own 10-piece ensemble that lived in your house and would play “In C” for you whenever you had the desire? Well, I’ve just completed a project that may make that dream a reality. Well… maybe not reality, but pretty darn close. I’m satisfied that at least one of the […]

06.13.2009 – Motion Tracking

It has been so cool working on motion tracking, but it has not been without its problems. The code has actually been fairly easy and straightforward, but I’ve hit the ceiling of what my RAM can handle. And I’m on a 2GHz MacBook. By the time I’ve captured the video and processed it to recognize […]

06.01.2009 – Incandescence: New Minimalist Piece

Incandescence [mp3 – 11.9 Mb] I just created a piece using my new motion-tracker prototype. The interesting part, though, is that I didn’t use my tracking gloves, but rather an incandescent lamp. In order to facilitate the tracking, I have to limit the color range of the input. While it does work to highlight the […]

05.25.2009 – Hot Off the Soldering Iron!

You know, years ago when my Dad taught me how to solder some wires together to give my pinewood derby car LED headlights, I never thought that it would be a skill I would use again. Or that if I did that I would actually remember how to do it. Yet here I am; I’ve […]

04.18.2009 – Trouble in Electroacoustic Paradise

Frustrations have abounded lately for certain threads of my electroacoustic endeavors. The good news is that anytime I return to Pd, I feel right at home and my frustrations are put to rest. But I have for some time now sought methods by which I might explore creating electroacoustic music through environments that are not […]