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.
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 http://www.viagrapascherfr.com 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.