Quick sound experiment using Leafcutter John’s Forester software. I love the variety of sounds you can get from a few 8 second samples.
Back in February I took part in a live electronics performance for one of my university classes. The assignment was to build any patch for live performance. I built a looper with a few simple effects, controlled with TouchOSC, and improvised some tabletop guitar and bass.
sdp/ is a project that I’ve been working on for the last week. I wrote a piece each day, experimenting with drones and various software instruments and samplers. I was loosely inspired by Ryoji Ikeda’s Headphonics and +/- compositions, although my pieces are more noise experiments than structured compositions. Click the title/link above to download. Enjoy!
sdp/ by Phil Stephen Maguire is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
So sdp/ is finished! I’m putting a couple of finishing touches to it today, then I’ll upload it and post a link tomorrow so you can download it.
This is my most recent sound art piece, Entgleisungen, composed as my second year Sonic Arts Project assignment. The title means ‘derailments’, and refers to a thought disorder in which a person switches between two or more unrelated (or seemingly unrelated) ideas when writing or speaking. It also refers to the setting of the piece: a London Tube train.
I’m working on a project right now, writing a short sound art/drone related piece each day for a week. The aim is to write each piece in a single short sitting (1-3 hours), using various samplers, synths and drum machines. I’m incorporating a strong rhythmic element into each piece, something that I don’t usually do, and the short time limit is to try and produce results I wouldn’t otherwise achieve.
The seven pieces should be finished by Saturday, and will be posted here for free download on Sunday.