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Working on a DSL for /Mellite to create embedded user interfaces, using purely declarative / functional API. Next step will be coupling to expressions from outer workspace, adding specific widgets like PathField, so I should be able to represent FScape v1 modules within Mellite, and we're going to use this for processing in the Mäanderungen generator...

The example shows a simple expression coupling `slE.enabled = !cb.selected`; looks imperative, but RHS is `Not(Selected(cb))`.

Yesterday we installed second part of Nayari Castillo's public art work 'Die Waffen nieder' at bus station of Feldbach - a poetry machine with 8 rows of square bars, allowing visitors to compose 65536 poems, with verses by Jacqueline Goldberg (translated to German). The first part consists of the phrase 'Die Waffen nieder' (down with weapons) on top of the station building, written by Bertha von Suttner, Austrian peace activist and first female receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nice opening at ; 'Körper α' we already knew, 'Körper β' is new to us; it still feels a bit unfinished, I guess we'll give it another iteration at some point. The two also correspond well together in the same space. I made some snaps from the rest of the exhibition, will post soon.

This is a characteristic resonance from "Tremor" (Franz Liszt museum project) 2007…

Aprpos the side no one will see or hear... so I took my backup harddrive (like I did before) and collected sound files from the past ten years, and those sometimes were collected from the previous ten years, and even as pure resonances, I can identify some pieces. This is a characteristic sound from "Dream" of the "Manga" project anno 2002…

status: 592 out of 2187 sounds approved; I'm starting to hear strange voices in the sound. Should I be worried, or just excited about the complexity of the sound?

This exciting symposium is taking place in Graz in the beginning of October: "Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice. An {Artistic} Research Event"

We're on the panel with and a report from

Pretty waveform…

I algorithmically selected 2K sounds of which the resonances are extracted; the loudness model doesn't work 100% accurately, so now I gotta listen through these two thousand snippets to balance the relative gains. Damn algorithms...

Impulse responses from the porcelain plates of 'Körper β' - although all have more or less the same size, they have different spectra.

Starting setup of module ' β' in the studio. I think my partner took the photo camera, so no snaps today. We have just over a week to do the composition before going to Madrid, a bit rushed, but anyway, I'm having fun. This is with porcelain, three channel transducers, a 4 channel car amp, a cheap USB sound card and a RPi :)

After a week of extraordinary sun, is back to the weather we've been warned of :-O Still having lots of fun, today is last workshop day.

(1) is up and running at Bergen - in the next days I will post some photos of all the other pieces that make up 'Thresholds of the Algorithmic'.

Now busy preparing our workshop that begins tomorrow.

2 1/2 days til the opening of ' of the ' at Bergen. Most participants have arrived and started setting up. Friendly atmosphere, nice city 🏁

(if only Norway wasn't that expensive when you exchange from EUR :-O )

We're prototyping the sound interaction with now (next week Friday it will be shown in ).

Yesterday I was sceptic whether moving my experimentation from IntelliJ into a Mellite, which meant restructuring lots of glue code and introducing many constraints, was good idea. Now that everything indeed runs in Mellite (I have simple view wrapper for Sphere GNG, as shown in screen shot), I am confident it was the right decision. I can now tweak parameters while installation is running.

We had fun yesterday at - I'm waiting for the copy of the recording to get a better impression, but I sensed people liked it.

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