[chuck-users] NYC-Based ChucKists: "Cloud Seeding" Sept. 1st @ The Stone, 8pm

mike clemow gelfmuse at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 17:33:37 EDT 2009

Hi Andrew,

I'm glad you're coming to the show!  I'm really excited about it.  I'm
looking forward to meeting you at the show.

I would love to do a ChucK meet-up type thing.  I know Zach Layton
over there at Issue Project Room.  It would be really cool to play
with their sound system.  They use the same kind of speaker systems
that PlorK uses, but overhead and they are set up as a 15 channel
system with a control interface in Max/MSP, if I'm not mistaken.  I
would love to do a granular synthesis thing there.  But I'd be even
more excited about setting up some kind of ongoing New York based
ChucK meet-up / jam session.  If Issue would be into hosting this, I
think that we could really get things cooking here on the east coast.

CVS access (correct me if I'm wrong, dev people) is obtained like this
(on unix-like machines):

$ export CVS_RSH=ssh
$ cvs -d :ext:anon-chuck at cvs.cs.princeton.edu:/cvs checkout chuck_dev

You'll get a folder called chuck_dev and inside that is a folder
called v2 and that is where the code is.


On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 4:20 PM, Andrew C. Smith<acsmith at willamette.edu> wrote:
> A statement and two questions:
> 1. The Stone is awesome.  I mean, it's blazing hot and there's no
> beer, but it's one of the coolest venues for the purpose of hearing
> rad music.  And it's curated, so there's some sense of artistic
> direction that is semi-unique.  John Zorn runs it.  See you there,
> Mike.
> 2. How do you get this so-called CVS?  Currently, I don't really
> perform with ChucK anyway, so stability is not so much an issue.  The
> text input/output thing seems fun, though.
> 3. Is anyone else going to be there?  Can we do some kind of NYC ChucK
> meet-up?  I'm grant writing/volunteering at ISSUE Project Room in
> Brooklyn, and we've got this excellent 15-channel floating speaker
> system (pretty sure Ge knows some Princeton people who have played
> there) and that would be a cool setting for a ChucK livecoding jam.
> Thanks everyone.
> Andrew
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM, mike clemow<gelfmuse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> If any of you are in or will be in the New York City area this coming
>> Tuesday, I'm playing an hour-long set at a place called The Stone that
>> will be all about Granular Synthesis / Resynthesis in a performance
>> setting.  If you'll be in the area, it will be a cool show to
>> see--everything is written in ChucK.  I'm planning on doing a
>> quasi-participatory didactic thing with the audience to teach them
>> about granular synthesis as I demonstrate the instruments I've built,
>> so it's a little non-traditional as far as concert flow.
>> Even if you won't be in the area, you might want to take a look
>> through my (spaghetti) code.  As Kassen can tell you, my attempts at
>> doing granular synthesis in ChucK border on obsession and have spent a
>> long time trying to squeeze out as much performance while keeping it
>> as easy to program as possible.  For this show, I've built instruments
>> that take their spectral profiles from small audio files that I've run
>> through the Spear program for analysis
>> (http://www.klingbeil.com/spear/).  Spear does "Sinusoidal Partial
>> Editing Analysis and Resynthesis" and does a really good job at FFT
>> analysis with transient sharpening and all kinds of other goodies.
>> Spear outputs its information as a text file and I'm using the file IO
>> routines that are currently only in the bleeding-edge CVS version of
>> ChucK to parse these files into reasonably useful datasets.  Then I'm
>> using standard HID stuff and a modified gamepad for interaction.  It's
>> far from perfect, but it's a playable prototype.  I'll have this stuff
>> organized and posted on my website and github by the show date
>> (hopefully).  I'd really love to get some feedback on the code for the
>> future.  Plus, if anyone is interested in getting a head start parsing
>> Spear files with ChucK, this might be helpful.
>> There's a possibility that I'll document the show, so there might also
>> be video at some point.
>> -Mike
>> "Cloud Seeding"
>> Performing Granular Synthesis
>> Tuesday, Sept. 1st - 8pm
>> @ The Stone - www.thestonenyc.com
>> $10
>> --
>> http://michaelclemow.com
>> http://semiotech.org
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