Have an Udderbot Xmas

So-called hit single from “An Udderbot Xmas” (unfinished, 2007). Jacob Barton on udderbots, vocals, gong (that’s all there is!).

Amateuroso music video created Xmas 2010 by JAB+TES3+Leaves of Grass.

STEREO FIELDAGE: use headphones or decent speakers to honor your attentiveness.

TUNING NOTE: This piece is tuned to an 11-note subset of 19 equal divisions of the octave, a “kleismic” chain of minor thirds.

METRIC NOTE: As drawn poorly on the pavement, the udderbot drum machine moves *smoothly* from a 16-beat pattern to a 17-beat pattern by way of 11 (nexus at 2:05), using the same kind of process used to generate the tuning, but applied to rhythm. Credit due to Erv Wilson and others.

Help the Udderbot go to Sydney!

I have been selected as a finalist to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra composed of people selected by video audition from all over the world who will gather in Sydney, Australia under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

As an udderbot player, I was ineligible for a spot in the symphony proper, but was eligible for the Improvisation category, open to any instrument.  I think my audition turned out…well!  What makes it a real contender is the yet-unrealized novelty & potential of the udderbot itself.

This week folks can vote for their favorite auditions in each category.  Go to http://goo.gl/InLwu to vote for mine & view all the excellent finalist videos.

UPdate: There is also now a Facebook event for this message.