B. Meowsic cat piano

The classic.  A good one to start w/ as it isn't finished; it's painted, and wired in one ear, but I haven't figured out what I want to do w/ the other.  That's a microphone input thru a crack-ly amplifier, there's def. potential.



Anyway, so.  The B. Meowsic cat piano.  Beautiful and terrible as the sea.  I met it in a toy shop once.  I fell, I just didn't know what I would use it for.  .. I mean, I still don't, now, but getting it and modding it makes like a dare of it.

Anyway, so.  I did the things: remember it hazily, look it up, find and get one for cheap, open it up, clean it up, strip its speaker connections and wire in.





It's the simplest version of the thing, sound out wired thru a 1k logarthmic potentiometer, wired to a 2P3T (two pole, three position, ON/ON/ON) switch, connecting back to the speaker and a 6.35mm jack.  So, I can isolate either output, or play thru them both, mixed.  I know f. all abt what I'm doing, so no capacitors or resistors where there probably should be<3

Videotape, R.G.B.  #4


regal murk - Videotape R.G.B #4
https://regalmurk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/regalmurk


katie/alice - in conclusion


G-g-g-ghost - v.t. #4
well, here; spooking.
& http://www.bearguts.com/


Emily Ursä - Wicked balances
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Videotape, R.G.B.  #4

This is our homeworks of where we ended up after this whole thing.


regal murk


katie/alice


G-g-g-ghost


Emily Ursä

Videotape, R.G.B.

O.K., so:

my whole idea was to steal this idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWDITMZW1XE

stolen from this idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWL_MVbpGT0

stolen from this idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM4vQGcKEEo

stolen from, &c.

I am, after all, v. smart.

Rules of the game:

Four times, over four wks., a bunch of us from different places each work over one theme.

For this first season, Sept. 2020, while the world burns, the theme is notes transcribed from the title:

Videotape, R.G.B.

which by this one method becomes:

d e a e g b♭


(Song Maker)

So, each of us writes s/t built on those bones, bone fragments at least.

Duration anywhere between 30sec. and 2min. 30sec.; no restrictions on instrumentation or technique in this first go.  #1, b/c next week we do it again; and again; and again.

And that's the game: the different ways that different ppl. adapt the same material, and how to repeat the process, w/ out repeating the process.

And, also where the title came from, the weird things that develop in copies of copies of copies of V.H.S. cassettes.


G-g-g-ghost - Mocket / Your Ice-Cream Is Ready
Cover on Melo-Star MS-101 mini electronic organ & S.A.M. on a B.B.C. micro:bit, t.y., t.y. B.B.C. micro:bit MicroPython.

Videotape, R.G.B.  #0


G-g-g-ghost - rejected prom theme
Restored Stylophone, seventies' analogue original in wood effect finish (<3), Casio ML-1 Magical Light (1994, grey), littleBits synth kit heartbeat, recorded on a hijacked Grundig Stenorette SL.

Videotape, R.G.B.  #3


regal murk - Videotape R.G.B #3
https://regalmurk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/regalmurk


katie/alice - should something


G-g-g-ghost - v.t. #3
well, here; interred.
& http://www.bearguts.com/


Emily Ursä - Mass I ~ morte sonolenta
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https://twitter.com/emilyursa_
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Videotape, R.G.B.  #3

More homeworks.


regal murk


katie/alice


G-g-g-ghost


Emily Ursä

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We make videogames, and tabletop games, and games that are a book, and games that are a radioshow, and noisy f. noise projects on toy pianos<3

Blah blah music arrangement

O.K., so: here's what's great abt it.

S/t like Videotape is v. f. fun, b/c even before you've started, it leads off in all these different directions.

These are the core notes:


(Song Maker)

which, already, have one shape, b/c I write them going up thru the octaves; become s/t else staying confined to one:


(Song Maker)

becomes s/t else again, arranged moving down:


(not enough octaves to make this in S.M., #soz)

and it's that; even before you finish writing it down, it starts to become s/t else.

Videotape, R.G.B.  #2


regal murk - Videotape R.G.B #2
https://regalmurk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/regalmurk


katie/alice - the computer did it


G-g-g-ghost - v.t. #2
well, here.  Creaking floorboards.
& http://www.bearguts.com/


Emily Ursä - monstrous clock (mr flay)
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https://twitter.com/emilyursa_
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Videotape, R.G.B.  #2

What we did this time when we did it.


regal murk


katie/alice


G-g-g-ghost


Emily Ursä

Videotape, R.G.B.  #1


regal murk - videotape r.g.b
https://regalmurk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/regalmurk


katie/alice - Telephone


G-g-g-ghost - v.t. #1
well, here.  Wretched Ghost Of The Attic.
& http://www.bearguts.com/


Emily Ursä - Wasp lung
https://www.instagram.com/emilypainting
https://twitter.com/emilyursa_
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Videotape, R.G.B.  #1

This is our homeworks of how we did the things that we did.


regal murk


katie/alice


& this, and this.
G-g-g-ghost


Emily Ursä