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Noisebridge SF NoiseJam
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===INTRO===
Sunday, Jamuary 20th, 2013
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Anyone who builds or codes a homemade instrument of plastic or metal or wood or hardware or software, is considered an automatic member of the Noisejam Orchestra.
Setup: 7 pm
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Jam: 9 pm
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But, to perform with the Orchestra, you must attend one rehearsal before performing with us.
Performance Duration: 14 minutes
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After-Party with the Noisebridge Orchestra: 9:30 to ?
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The audience will participate too. Their rehearsal will happen during the actual performance.
Register here:
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http://uuu.my/noisejam
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===NEXT PERFORMANCE===
Note: this project is about good vibes and good humor. No drama please, and let’s not take ourselves too seriously  :)
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Also, this is a little-to-no experience necessary project  :D
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Noisebridge Fundraiser
Detailed Rules  
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Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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Setup: 1 pm
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Rehearsal: 2-4 pm, in Church, back of Noisebridge, by kitchen
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Concert: 6:30 pm
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Performance Duration: about 15 minutes
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'''Register here:'''
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[http://uuu.my/noisejam]
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''Note: this project is about good vibes and good humor. No drama please, and let’s not take ourselves too seriously  :)
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''Also, this is a little-to-no experience necessary project  :D''
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===Detailed Rules===
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(in the form Obligatory/Permitted/Forbidden. I think it's something called Deontic logic, but don't quote me on that).
 
(in the form Obligatory/Permitted/Forbidden. I think it's something called Deontic logic, but don't quote me on that).
OBLIGATORY:
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Build or program your own instrument.
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====OBLIGATORY:====
FORBIDDEN:
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*Build or program your own instrument.
[Basic goal: be original, don't dominate the sound-space.]
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====FORBIDDEN:====
unaltered, pre-recorded music.
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''[Basic goal: be original, don't dominate the sound-space.]
being continuously louder than everyone else.
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*unaltered, pre-recorded music.
playing continuously (you should have LOTS of silences in your performance when other sounds can be heard). Exception: rhythmic core patterns (which should have lots of silence between beats).
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*being continuously louder than everyone else.
using the whole frequency spectrum (Ie, using all the notes from the bottom, middle, and top of a piano keyboard. You should play just low-pitched, or just middle-pitched, or just high-pitched sounds).
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*playing continuously (you should have LOTS of silences in your performance when other sounds can be heard). Exception: rhythmic core patterns (which should have lots of silence between beats).
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*using the whole frequency spectrum (Ie, using all the notes from the bottom, middle, and top of a piano keyboard. You should play just low-pitched, or just middle-pitched, or just high-pitched sounds).
 
 
 
 
PERMITTED:
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====PERMITTED:====
software
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*software
hardware (electronic)
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*hardware (electronic)
mechanical - metal, wood, etc
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*mechanical - metal, wood, etc
traditional acoustic[1] instrument from any culture/time
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*traditional acoustic<ref>Anything that makes a noise is "acoustic", but I'm using the idiomatic meaning of the word: an instrument that generates sound without electricity.</ref>
NON-traditional, original acoustic instrument from another dimension or planet
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 instrument from any culture/time
percussive/rhythmic
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*NON-traditional, original acoustic instrument from another dimension or planet
tonal/melodic
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*percussive/rhythmic
atonal/unpitched
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*tonal/melodic
live processing of other instrument sounds during our performance (you must build/program the process, and use your own microphone/sensor/pickup (or we might be able to provide an effect-send from the mixer)).
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*atonal/unpitched
group-built instruments
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*live processing of other instrument sounds during our performance (you must build/program the process, and use your own microphone/sensor/pickup (or we might be able to provide an effect-send from the mixer)).
circuit bending
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*group-built instruments
hacked acoustic instruments
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*circuit bending
electro-acoustic (pickups or contact mics)
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*hacked acoustic instruments
an original style of vocalization
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*electro-acoustic (pickups or contact mics)
flesh and bone
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*an original style of vocalization
amplified vegetables
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*flesh and bone
etc
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*amplified vegetables
Volunteers needed
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*etc
Roomist: help to set up room (chairs,tables, lighting, etc)
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===Volunteers needed===
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'''Roomist:''' help to set up room (chairs,tables, lighting, etc)
 
Amplificist: to ensure we have amplification, loudspeakers, mixer. We do not need a stadium PA. Noisebridge's own amplifier and speakers will be adequate, if you can make them sound clean. Need someone to take charge of ensuring they are in working order and properly set up for the event.
 
Amplificist: to ensure we have amplification, loudspeakers, mixer. We do not need a stadium PA. Noisebridge's own amplifier and speakers will be adequate, if you can make them sound clean. Need someone to take charge of ensuring they are in working order and properly set up for the event.
 
Limitist: Procure/lend and operate a limiter (not compressor), to protect our ears and loudspeakers. Might be built into whatever mixer or amplifier we end up using.
 
Limitist: Procure/lend and operate a limiter (not compressor), to protect our ears and loudspeakers. Might be built into whatever mixer or amplifier we end up using.
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Hospitalitist: to ensure we have snacks and drinks.
 
Hospitalitist: to ensure we have snacks and drinks.
 
Artist-Coordinatist: inform performers, handle signups, etc.
 
Artist-Coordinatist: inform performers, handle signups, etc.
Score
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===Score===
 
    THEME: Organic Produce vs. GMO's
 
    THEME: Organic Produce vs. GMO's
 
    Movements:
 
    Movements:
not meant to parallel actual history
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*not meant to parallel actual history
2 minutes per movement, 14 minutes total
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*2 minutes per movement, 14 minutes total
5 second silence between movements, except where noted
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*5 second silence between movements, except where noted
“Natural instruments" means non-amplified, non-electrified acoustic instruments: plucked strings, flesh, voice, coconuts, etc.
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*“Natural instruments" means non-amplified, non-electrified acoustic instruments: *plucked strings, flesh, voice, coconuts, etc.
Overall direction is downward motion of tonality from movement to movement, until final movement leaps up an octave.
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*Overall direction is downward motion of tonality from movement to movement, until final movement leaps up an octave.
I. Nature: Pre-GMO, Pre-Pesticide Organic Fruits and Vegetables. Natural instruments only. Tranquil, harmonious, gentle rhythms. Key: A-440.
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*I. Nature: Pre-GMO, Pre-Pesticide Organic Fruits and Vegetables. Natural instruments only. Tranquil, harmonious, gentle rhythms. Key: A-440.
II: Iron Age: mechanical and electro-acoustic instruments only. Precise, soulless, mechanical, brutal. Very rhythmic, start slow and gradually increase tempo. Cohesive: instruments match tempo. "Industrial" beats. 60 BPM at start of movement --> to 120 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to G.
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*II: Iron Age: mechanical and electro-acoustic instruments only. Precise, soulless, mechanical, brutal. Very rhythmic, start slow and gradually increase tempo. Cohesive: instruments match tempo. "Industrial" beats. 60 BPM at start of movement --> to 120 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to G.
III: Electronic Age: Electronic and software instruments only. No mechanical, no natural. Techno, drum n bass, house, etc. Syncopated, cohesive. Starts happy, then grows dark. Start at 120 BPM --> accelerate to 480 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to F.
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*III: Electronic Age: Electronic and software instruments only. No mechanical, no natural. Techno, drum n bass, house, etc. Syncopated, cohesive. Starts happy, then grows dark. Start at 120 BPM --> accelerate to 480 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to F.
IV. Epic Struggle: - All instruments. Chaotic, arrhythmic atonality.
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*IV. Epic Struggle: - All instruments. Chaotic, arrhythmic atonality.
 
            (no break)
 
            (no break)
V. Earth's Vengeance: Destruction of GMO's and toxic pesticides. The sounds of dying machines, as natural instruments grow more powerful and cohesive, obliterating non-natural instruments. Arrhythmic, keyless chaos --> 60 BPM, down to key of D.
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*V. Earth's Vengeance: Destruction of GMO's and toxic pesticides. The sounds of dying machines, as natural instruments grow more powerful and cohesive, obliterating non-natural instruments. Arrhythmic, keyless chaos --> 60 BPM, down to key of D.
VI. Earth Rise: Return to organic, non-pesticide produce. Natural instruments only. Start at 60 BPM, down to key of C --> slow to 15 BPM, rise up an octave to Key of B.
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*VI. Earth Rise: Return to organic, non-pesticide produce. Natural instruments only. Start at 60 BPM, down to key of C --> slow to 15 BPM, rise up an octave to Key of B.
Register here:
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'''Register here'''
 
http://uuu.my/noisejam
 
http://uuu.my/noisejam
[1] Anything that makes a noise is "acoustic", but I'm using the idiomatic meaning of the word: an instrument that generates sound without electricity.
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===References===
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<references/>

Revision as of 14:40, 30 March 2013

Contents

INTRO

Anyone who builds or codes a homemade instrument of plastic or metal or wood or hardware or software, is considered an automatic member of the Noisejam Orchestra.

But, to perform with the Orchestra, you must attend one rehearsal before performing with us.

The audience will participate too. Their rehearsal will happen during the actual performance.

NEXT PERFORMANCE

Noisebridge Fundraiser

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Setup: 1 pm

Rehearsal: 2-4 pm, in Church, back of Noisebridge, by kitchen

Concert: 6:30 pm

Performance Duration: about 15 minutes


Register here: [1]


Note: this project is about good vibes and good humor. No drama please, and let’s not take ourselves too seriously  :)

Also, this is a little-to-no experience necessary project  :D


Detailed Rules

(in the form Obligatory/Permitted/Forbidden. I think it's something called Deontic logic, but don't quote me on that).

OBLIGATORY:

  • Build or program your own instrument.

FORBIDDEN:

[Basic goal: be original, don't dominate the sound-space.]

  • unaltered, pre-recorded music.
  • being continuously louder than everyone else.
  • playing continuously (you should have LOTS of silences in your performance when other sounds can be heard). Exception: rhythmic core patterns (which should have lots of silence between beats).
  • using the whole frequency spectrum (Ie, using all the notes from the bottom, middle, and top of a piano keyboard. You should play just low-pitched, or just middle-pitched, or just high-pitched sounds).

 

PERMITTED:

  • software
  • hardware (electronic)
  • mechanical - metal, wood, etc
  • traditional acoustic<ref>Anything that makes a noise is "acoustic", but I'm using the idiomatic meaning of the word: an instrument that generates sound without electricity.</ref>

 instrument from any culture/time

  • NON-traditional, original acoustic instrument from another dimension or planet
  • percussive/rhythmic
  • tonal/melodic
  • atonal/unpitched
  • live processing of other instrument sounds during our performance (you must build/program the process, and use your own microphone/sensor/pickup (or we might be able to provide an effect-send from the mixer)).
  • group-built instruments
  • circuit bending
  • hacked acoustic instruments
  • electro-acoustic (pickups or contact mics)
  • an original style of vocalization
  • flesh and bone
  • amplified vegetables
  • etc

Volunteers needed

Roomist: help to set up room (chairs,tables, lighting, etc) Amplificist: to ensure we have amplification, loudspeakers, mixer. We do not need a stadium PA. Noisebridge's own amplifier and speakers will be adequate, if you can make them sound clean. Need someone to take charge of ensuring they are in working order and properly set up for the event. Limitist: Procure/lend and operate a limiter (not compressor), to protect our ears and loudspeakers. Might be built into whatever mixer or amplifier we end up using. Volumist: Stand at the ready to cut the master volume in case of emergency. Mixerist: May need lent mixer (don't know yet how many inputs we'll need). Mixist: To “play” the mixer, ie. judiciously boost/cut mixer channels during jam. Recordist: with own hardware or software recorder. Stereo recording is sufficient. Need two microphones, ideally two omni's. Nice recording option: Zoom digital recorder (not a "voice recorder"): jo.my/zoomrec. Not desirable to record off the mixer. Hospitalitist: to ensure we have snacks and drinks. Artist-Coordinatist: inform performers, handle signups, etc.


Score

    THEME: Organic Produce vs. GMO's     Movements:

  • not meant to parallel actual history
  • 2 minutes per movement, 14 minutes total
  • 5 second silence between movements, except where noted
  • “Natural instruments" means non-amplified, non-electrified acoustic instruments: *plucked strings, flesh, voice, coconuts, etc.
  • Overall direction is downward motion of tonality from movement to movement, until final movement leaps up an octave.
  • I. Nature: Pre-GMO, Pre-Pesticide Organic Fruits and Vegetables. Natural instruments only. Tranquil, harmonious, gentle rhythms. Key: A-440.
  • II: Iron Age: mechanical and electro-acoustic instruments only. Precise, soulless, mechanical, brutal. Very rhythmic, start slow and gradually increase tempo. Cohesive: instruments match tempo. "Industrial" beats. 60 BPM at start of movement --> to 120 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to G.
  • III: Electronic Age: Electronic and software instruments only. No mechanical, no natural. Techno, drum n bass, house, etc. Syncopated, cohesive. Starts happy, then grows dark. Start at 120 BPM --> accelerate to 480 BPM by end of movement. Key: down to F.
  • IV. Epic Struggle: - All instruments. Chaotic, arrhythmic atonality.

            (no break)

  • V. Earth's Vengeance: Destruction of GMO's and toxic pesticides. The sounds of dying machines, as natural instruments grow more powerful and cohesive, obliterating non-natural instruments. Arrhythmic, keyless chaos --> 60 BPM, down to key of D.
  • VI. Earth Rise: Return to organic, non-pesticide produce. Natural instruments only. Start at 60 BPM, down to key of C --> slow to 15 BPM, rise up an octave to Key of B.

Register here http://uuu.my/noisejam

References

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