Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Evolution of Western Dance Music

A Beautiful Tracing of the evolution of Western Dance Music

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Ishkur's guide to electronic music

An amazing and comprehensive audio and visual guide to electronic music. Where it originates from, when and what it spawns... mad props to the man who built this sight. I've never come across anything as elaborate as what he's built. You must check it out:

AcidPlanet Video

Here is another study conducted on a similar topic:

You Tube
Trevor Pinch - Listening and Participating in AcidPlanet: A study of An Online Music Site

- collaboration and online gigging touched upon at 44:00min.


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The relationship between tempo and delay and its effect on musical performance

&nbsp;J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 88, Issue S1, pp. S71-S71 (1990);<br />
(1 page) Bob Willey&nbsp; Ctr. for Music Experiment, Q‐037, Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA 92093 <br />
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A study was made into the effects of delayed auditory feedback on
musical performance. Subjects heard their performance with various
lengths of delay while playing at various tempi. This allowed for an
investigation into the possible disturbing effects of delayed auditory
feedback caused by different combinations of tempo and delay.<span style="color: yellow;"> Delay was
most disturbing when its length was in a ratio with metronome beat
length between 1:2 and 1:1. “Consonant” ratios were the least
disturbing, with 2:1 and 3:1 as easy, or easier than the “fundamental”
ratio of 1:1.</span> This is in contradistinction to findings in speech
research where the greatest disruption occurred when there is
approximate equality between delay and syllable length. Research in
delayed auditory feedback with speech has been more concerned with an
absolute worst case for delay independent of rate. The results of this
study are consistent with previous research that showed<span style="color: yellow;"> the most
disturbing delay for music performance to be between 200 and 300 ms</span>. In
addition they support the hypothesis that disturbance depends on the
ratio between the lengths of delay and beat. The implications for music
performance are discussed, including the effect of pitch transformation
during computer‐mediated improvisation.<br />
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Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians

This dosen't really relate to anything but thought it was amazing and wanted to share.<br />
Steve Reich is actually a major influence for many electronic music musicians.<br />
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<a href=";utm_campaign=share&amp;utm_medium=blogger&amp;utm_content=">Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians</a>

Korg MS-20, Roland SH-101, Minimoog Synth Pillows

Just for fun:

check out these pillows!