Bay Bridge Assay 2

Bay Bridge Assay 2

…in which we try again…with extended reach! Bay Bridge Assay 2—our second visit to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge—took place on March 19, 2016. My primary objective was to collect some actual cable samples; secondary was to introduce Jacob to yet another bridge. As mentioned in Bay Bridge Assay 1, safety barriers prevented me from […]

my T Rex dreams

my T Rex dreams

…in which our our grasp exceeds our natural reach. In our last installment, my quarry escaped because my arms were too short. Thanks to safety railings and other impediments placed to ensure public well-being by well-meaning civil engineers, the objects of our auditory desire are often out of reach. The long—and short—of it is we […]

blown away

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in audio, blog, performance, personal, tools | No Comments
blown away

…in which I try out the “Ultimate 545.” “Vintage” is an odd adjective, no longer just the year of a wine pressing, but the quality of an old thing, purported by age to be somehow valuable. This value inheres typically to things organic, be they edible or playable. Vintage musical instruments are much sought-after, and […]

collectors’ items

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in audio, blog, history, personal, tools | One Comment
collectors’ items

…in which I contemplate broken dolls and the sequencer of my dreams. I had the joy of a delayed childhood with regard to electronic music, which I discovered as a real thing sometime around 1985. I had no protracted formal music education nor did I dive into the mean street scene of late 1970’s New […]

one studio, shaken, not stirred

one studio, shaken, not stirred

…in which we up our roots. Summer 2014 is coming and, with it, the threat of fall—and another Long Beach performance opportunity. This year, it won’t be SoundWalk. FLOOD is taking a year off to contemplate a more grandiose reincarnation in 2015. But autumn beckons, even in late springtime. “The party season,” as some would […]

WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

WordPress…civilization…where will it end?

…in which we consider our third—or is it our fourth?—makeover…. Some time last year the various web and cultural planets I follow—perfunctorily, even lazily, I have to admit—came into alignment. I had an epiphany about the work we’re doing here at wikiGong.com. That is, an epiphany about our web page, not about the various things […]

an epic day

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in blog, projects, tools, video, wikiGong | 2 Comments
an epic day

…in which we direct, and are directed. With only three weeks to go until SoundWalk 2011, my signature piece Where Is My Future needed a final content infusion. This weekend, Becky and I set out to gather the second video installment in preparation for production, and got more than we bargained for. I’ll try to […]

another audio experiment

…in which we attempt to use the “Degradable HTML5 audio and video” plug-in from Pavel Soukenik. This should be really simple, if we can provide a valid reference. Let’s see: Brooklyn Bridge handrail Golden Gate Bridge handrail Pretty clean and very quick. Links are directly to the downloadable mp3 files in our Sounds database. It […]

a mobile world, in progress

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in blog, tools, wikiGong, WordPress | One Comment

…in which we brood on the contemporary milieu. I’m training the smartphone as I write this. Multi-tasking turns out to be ironic after all. Just back from Beijing and once again a completely different experience from last time. What’s changed? WordPress. I can blog from nearly anywhere. Android. Actually, it’s changed but no better, really, […]

the second bridge walk

…in which we explore the Marin end and our new contact mic. Well, it happened! Sunday, Jake Dickinson and I spent four hours walking the bridge again, putting the Schertler mic to the test and shooting beaucoup rolls of Fuji 400 color print film. The weather cooperated nicely, starting with a gently clearing mist that […]