Posts tagged music.
You’ll need to turn up your volume or wear headphones cause this is quiet cause I was trying to be quiet because… well, you’ll see…
Here’s a new song I wrote.
In light of recent events,* I have decided to share with you one of the songs I used to apply to both Carnegie Mellon and SUNY Purchase.
I could give you a whole lecture on what this one is about, but I don’t like doing that unsolicited.
I hope you listen and enjoy.
*I may have just been rejected from Purchase, so now I feel all angsty.
For Zip, who asked so kindly.
Part of a film score that I was working on a few months ago. Enjoy.
Wired for Harmony?
Many creatures, such as human babies, chimpanzees, and chicks, react negatively to dissonance—harsh, unstable, grating sounds. Since the days of the ancient Greeks, scientists have wondered why the ear prefers harmony. Now, scientists suggest that the reason may go deeper than an aversion to the way clashing notes abrade auditory nerves; instead, it may lie in the very structure of the ear and brain, which are designed to respond to the elegantly spaced structure of a harmonious sound.
“Over the past century, researchers have tried to relate the perception of dissonance to the underlying acoustics of the signals,” says psychoacoustician Marion Cousineau of the University of Montreal in Canada. In a musical chord, for example, several notes combine to produce a sound wave containing all of the individual frequencies of each tone. Specifically, the wave contains the base, or “fundamental,” frequency for each note plus multiples of that frequency known as harmonics. Upon reaching the ear, these frequencies are carried by the auditory nerve to the brain. If the chord is harmonic, or “consonant,” the notes are spaced neatly enough so that the individual fibers of the auditory nerve carry specific frequencies to the brain. By perceiving both the parts and the harmonious whole, the brain responds to what scientists call harmonicity.
In a dissonant chord, however, some of the notes and their harmonics are so close together that two notes will stimulate the same set of auditory nerve fibers. This clash gives the sound a rough quality known as beating, in which the almost-equal frequencies interfere to create a warbling sound. Most researchers thought that phenomenon accounted for the unpleasantness of a dissonance.
Callisto’s Bow (45 second Preview) - Blood Drive at the Lumber Company
Have a little bit of music that I’ve written :D
With The Pervasiveness of You arranged, I have 25 songs left to work on.
Let me tell you the story of a boy who wanted to write music,
but was too afraid to.
Today, I was finally able to transfer all my files from my old computer to my new one. Naturally, I am going through them and purging anything I don’t need. I found this song that I had forgotten I wrote.
Remember when my hair was longer?
Aching to Pupate — Regina Spektor Cover
This is what my harp sounds like.
This is me covering Joanna Newsom’s “Yarn and Glue” a capella. Because yes.