In the 20th century, the Mexican/American composer Conlon Nancarrow composed some extraordinary pieces, containing lots of notes, for player piano and for computer-driven prepared piano. The Black Midi scene is taking 'the whole quantity thing' to the next level.
The claim: we can manipulate ourbrain and our state of mind by listening to binaural beats; ultra low frequency sounds in the region of 1 - 12 Hz. Our brainwaves synchronize to the frequency of these beats, making us feel creative, relaxed (alpha waves) or meditative (theta or delta waves). This kind of sync is known as entrainment.
Three days ago, on September 11th, Linval Carter a.k.a. Prince Jazzbo passed away at the age of 62. Today Dubbhism Deluxe releases a new Prince Jazzbo track. With mixed feelings, but also with a cause: we want to raise donations for the Prince Jazzbo Fund.
The claim: the Euclidean algorithm computes the greatest common divisor of two natural numbers. It can also generate a large family of popular musical core rhythms, simply by distributing rhythmic sounds as evenly as possible. Using some additional math, Euclidean rhythms can even be clustered in ethno-musicologically relevant ways.
It's Prince Jazzbo's birthday today, but it's not really a reason to celebrate. Prince Jazzbo is VERY ILL, the doctors call it 'stage 4' lung cancer. So if you want to give him a birthday present the choice is easy. Click this link and DONATE to help Jazzbo.
On October 11, 1919 J. Edgar Hoover sent a memorandum to Special Agent Ridgley. Hoover lamented the fact that Marcus Garvey had not yet committed any crime: the FBI had to start a closer investigation.