<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d3640593\x26blogName\x3dHugo+Stop\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dSILVER\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://hugostop.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://hugostop.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2903925045748676271', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>


I am a Los Angeles-based twentysomething. I have a profession, and I have a secret life in music, and this blog isn't about any of that. I like Blogger because I can't read what you're thinking.

I Approve Of These Links

- A Blog Supreme
- AdamRiff
- AdFreak
- Hermitology
- Losanjealous
- Piano Jazz

Tuesday, August 10   >>


I once saw Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger at a set some months back where he showcased his own compositions written for strings and electric guitar. It was part of a noise art exposition I had no idea he'd be part of.

His set up was remarkable: a semicircle of guitar amps (some 15 or so) wrapped around a full string orchestra. For every amp, a different guitarist. The piece: drowning sound, or, rather, big, lush, angry chords that die off and slowly go flat. The unison chords (cued in legato by conductor) went from left-to-right, creating a hyper stereophonic experience, sort of like hearing sound melt. I can still recall the anxiety and the very real hopelessness of it. It was awesome.

It got me thinking of a set up that I'd (hypothetically) want to do: Same set up, but instead of playing one massive, sinking chord on cues, the left-to-right functionality would be timed, per chord tone.

Idea: left-to-right, but in sequence of eighth notes per chord tone:
(FM9) F G A C E F G A

(Esus) E F# A B D E F# A

So you'd eventually hear the chord developed once all the tones are fully introduced from left-to-right in eighth note pulses. Think of a gigantic, left-to-right arpeggio.

...in a CATHEDRAL.