Radionics Radio ‘Micro Clear Spot’ on ResonanceFM: 19th Sept – 3:45pm

A Radionics Radio ‘Micro Clear Spot’ will broadcast today on ResonanceFM from 3:45pm to 4pm, featuring radionic thought irradiation experiments recorded at the Science Gallery Pop Up in London Bridge.

The broadcast also marks the start of a new experimental release of the Radionics Radio web app.  Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with this app.  Thoughts can be radionically converted into frequencies, and these will be broadcast on Radionics Radio.  There have already been over a hundred submissions, and every one of them will be broadcast.  Watch out for future broadcasts here.

Special thanks to Peter Lanceley for assisting with the Science Gallery radionic experiments.

Radionics Radio at the Science Museum

On Friday 13th June, a live ResonanceFM programme from the Science Museum marks the launch of the Radionics Radio application.  ‘Radionics Radio – Turning Thought into Frequency’ airs at 3:00pm.

The programme is something of a first, as an actual Delawarr radionics broadcasting instrument will be exhibited in earnest at the Science Museum for the first time (for the duration of the programme).  It will not be plugged in, however, owing to health and safety restrictions.

The programme takes place in the Exponential Horn room where ResonanceFM is currently installed.

More information on radionics and the Radionics Radio project can be read on the Sound and Music blog.

An ‘artificial intelligence’ rustic poet

Hop over to the Miraculous Agitations blog to behold attempts to create an artificial intelligence ‘local poet’ using text analysis procedures and speech synthesis.  The poet robot is based on a very obscure 1990s rustic poet called Bill Cooper.  Cooper’s oeuvre was fed into a word-combination probability analyser (based around a Markov chain), and new rustic emissions were sought.

These experiments were briefly featured, among other feverishly discussed book-related things, on William English’s Wavelength on Friday 6th June.  The ‘Robot Bill Cooper’ text generator has implications for books in general: in theory you could dump a book’s text into a program and have a new text generated in the author’s style…

Robot Bill Cooper

Victorian electro-musical variety hall acts / The Art of Noises in London, 1914

There are two new blog posts over at the Miraculous Agitations blog.  ‘The Wire #364 – and Interestingnesses on the Art of Noises‘ gives a bit of background information to the Futurists’ Art of Noises in London, 1914.  Two important sources are transcribed and downloadable.  The Art of Noises centenary is a good cue to examine other bombastic and groundbreaking music hall antecedents, and this is found in the latest issue of The Wire magazine.

The second post follows up with some information on Clickety-Click (reperformed and hosted here by The Wire) – ‘Clickety-Click – The earliest surviving electrical musical score?‘.  Clickety-Click was an early electro-musical score published circa 1887, unearthed during my research into acoustic novelties of that era.  The recreation was carried out at Resonance 104.4FM by myself, Fari Bradley (piano), Chris Weaver (microphonics) and Toby Clarkson (photographics) – all members of Oscillatorial Binnage as it goes – one of our more unusual and educational productions!

clickety-click-quaver