Re-launching my personal wiki with more content and a slightly better layout: https://rosano.hmm.garden
I decided to try also publishing some unfinished / in-progress pages so that the reader sees how it's under construction. Would love any feedback on how that feels and whether it's useful or not.
About 50 public pages so far.
Rosano here, mesmerized to meet you all.
My home base is Montreal, but I travel often.
I usually say I work at the intersection of music, design, and technology. After making my own iOS apps for almost a decade, I now find myself drawn towards the open web and federated systems. I have experience with the piano, drums, and a little Ableton. I learn languages to meet new people.
Super excited to collide with the particles in this glorious kaleidoscope.✌🏽
Evolution one https://ephemerata.rosano.ca/01fp3ke8f9z7adc6gbe1pdyyse/
using a blog system has opened up a new channel of expression for me, curious to see how far this goes
@pixouls notification sounds have a very small time window, which is a challenging restriction. It's a very different time scale to deal with compared to more typical compositions. For example, naive approaches like mapping a character to a pitch can quickly yield motifs that take too long and are annoying.
If you know it's going to be an actual word and not random text, you could always start by sending the word into a TTS like espeak, then add some processing to that like putting it through a vocoder to make it more musical.
Text can be used as a seed for some generative micro composition. probably something very granular in nature. But not necessarily. Brian Eno did a lot of ring tones and notification sounds at this time scale (most famously his work designing the windows 95 sound). There's also some Nokia(?) ringtones that were interesting as well. I don't think they were generative, but they do show it's possible short, dense, and pleasant sounding stuff.
I've lately been interested in the idea of musical hashes. A few weeks ago I started work on a musical morse code system that would pitch and rhythm able to encode 22 digital bits of data in one musical beat. I'm sure a similar train of thought could applied here: https://pbat.ch/wiki/musigram/
TLDR: my iOS apps are currently free and will disappear in a few months, download before february 2022 to avoid eternal regret https://apps.apple.com/us/developer/rcreativ/id356609408
notes from this salon about "Are Apps Making Us Better or Worse?" now online https://cafe.rosano.ca/t/are-apps-making-us-better-or-worse/143#summary-1
Starting in an hour!
officially moved my little newsletter to Ghost with the Bulletin theme's landing page and feeling pretty excited so far https://ephemerata.rosano.ca
rock solid foundation, proudly open-source, gorgeous design, exciting future.
glory be to Ghost 🙌🏽
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