thanks for your great book draft.
I've found it so far a good reading and I second what said before, I love
the conversational style of writing which the tutorials on the website lack
a bit. Look forward to reading more!
Side note: as a musician I always think of how to match the idea of cycle
with meter (or time signature). For instance, in subsection 2.1.1 I always
think that adding one more sample to the sound pattern sort of increment
the meter, e.g. 3 samples/cycle makes for a 3/4, 4 samples/cycle make for a
4/4 and so on. The same applies when stacking patterns and
making polyrhythms, e.g. 5:4, 7:8 etc. Of course it all depends on the
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referring to our previous discussion, Nov. 11:
I think all of us, as coders, our language appears nerdy to others. So
maybe its cool to get feedback from a non coder, in order to make the text
less scary to others (just feedback I get myself / from teaching sometimes).
I love the idea of technical interludes! These could provide some code to
type in to just get started making sound from page one basically,
which I think would be really encouraging.
Getting all installed and setup is usually the biggest hurdle for new
people (I guess) so getting that explained maybe in a concise prelude would
be another useful challenge.
Getting someone dedicated / skilled to do really good visualisations /
graphics is another thought that just comes to my mind.
Can help a lot in explaining abstract things if done well..
Take what makes sense!
Super curious to see it come along!
Am Mo., 11. Nov. 2019 um 12:29 Uhr schrieb Simo <ingsimo(a)gmail.com>:
> Ciao Alex,
> thank you for your wonderful work, keep it up!
> As for my part of enthusiastic and amateur electronic musician, I would
> be happy to contribute and translate it in Italian, if this could be of any
> Il giorno lun 11 nov 2019 alle ore 12:02 Guy Birkin <guy.birkin(a)gmail.com>
> ha scritto:
>> It would be great to build a glossary/taxonomy of Tidal patterns like
>> you suggest, with info on usage, perception etc.
>> Grunbaum & Shephard's 'Tilings and Patterns' might be another
>> reference - it's all about visual patterns, but maybe there's a link
>> between periodic tiling of visual patterns and rhythmic/metric musical
>> On Mon, 11 Nov 2019 at 10:39, Alex McLean <alex(a)slab.org> wrote:
>>> First just to be clear on translation - really great to see enthusiasm
>>> for it, but best not to start on that until the book (or some aspect
>>> of it) is complete, which might be quite some time.
>>> To let others into the in-joke, the Patterns I Have Known And Loved
>>> subtitle is a reference to this extensive research catalogue of
>>> Jokes aside, it would be interesting to have a section of the book
>>> that is like a catalogue of discovered tidal patterns in a similar
>>> style, i.e. with technical description, instructions for usage,
>>> qualitative description of effects on perception, and additional
>>> commentary/field notes.
>>> Similarly I've been revisiting Christopher Alexander's work on
>>> language and his other efforts to make cities more coherent and
>>> lively. His work in architecture is much closer to tidal and live
>>> coding in general than I realised, e.g.:
>>> "there is a condition in which you have space in a certain state. You
>>> operate on it through things that I have come to call
>>> structure-preserving transformations, maintaining the whole at each
>>> step, but gradually introducing differentiations one after the other.
>>> And if these transformations are truly structure-preserving and
>>> structure-enhancing, then you will come out at the end with living
>>> The "primary structures of fabrics" by Irene Emery is another
>>> inspiration. Maybe there are other catalogues of pattern and
>>> perception to explore.
>>> On Mon, 11 Nov 2019 at 09:45, Guy Birkin <guy.birkin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Love the PIHKAL title, Alex.
>>> > On Sun, 10 Nov 2019 at 10:46, Alex McLean <alex(a)slab.org> wrote:
>>> >> Hi all,
>>> >> I've started work on a book about Tidal, I've put the first
>>> >> draft up for feedback:
>>> >> cheers
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> *“Ciò che interessa la maggior parte delle persone mi lascia del tutto
> indifferente. Comprende un elenco di cose come: balli di società, montagne
> russe, andare allo zoo, picnic, film, planetari, guardare la televisione,
> le partite di baseball; andare ai funerali, matrimoni, feste, partite di
> pallacanestro, corse automobilistiche, letture di poesia, musei, rally,
> dimostrazioni, proteste, giochi da bambini, giochi da adulti…non mi
> interessano le spiagge, il nuoto, lo sci, il Natale, il Capodanno, il 4
> luglio, la musica rock, la storia mondiale, l’esplorazione spaziale, i cani
> da compagnia, il calcio, le cattedrali e le grandi opere d’Arte."*
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