Music Pattern Generator v2.2

Music Pattern Generator is an ongoing project of mine. A web app that creates musical rhythm patterns in MIDI. I finished a new update that introduces snapshots.

Snapshots let you store and instantly recall the settings of many rhythm settings at once, which is helpful when switching between sections in a musical piece.

Read the full article in the weblog section of this site.

The app is online here: hisschemoller.com/mpg
User guide and source code: github.com/hisschemoller/music-pattern-generator

Kibo Keyboard

kodaly kibo

In collaboration with music technology company Kodaly I started investigating possible web apps for their Kibo MIDI controller.

Kibo Keyboard is a first experiment where I connect a web app running in the Chrome browser to the the Kibo controller via Bluetooth LE, using the MIDI over Bluetooth protocol to send data from the Kibo to the JavaScript app.

Read the full article with video in the weblog section of this site.

Leidseplein project

A project to combine software development and painting.

For this project I filmed the Leidseplein in Amsterdam and then projected the recordings on animated 3D shapes. The resulting recreation of the square (the video above) led to two paintings.

The software that I use to mix video and 3D shapes is an ongoing project, that I develop under the name ‘video-edit-3d’. It’s open source. The source files for the Leidseplein project can be found here: https://github.com/hisschemoller/video-edit-3d/tree/00-leidseplein.

Singulart online gallery

This year I’ve joined Singulart, who’ve kindly invited me to join their online gallery and art platform. A selection of my paintings is presented for sale on my artist page on Singulart.

Music Pattern Generator

MPG 2.1 screenshot

Music Pattern Generator v2.1 is a web app for making complex polyrhythms. Animated graphics make the patterns easy to create and understand.

This app is a new version of my old Euclidean Pattern Generator. I rewrote it in JavaScript so it now runs in the browser, although it can also be downloaded and installed as a desktop app for Linux, Mac or Windows.

Try the app online at https://www.hisschemoller.com/mpg (Chrome or Brave browsers only), read an introduction and overview here on my site, watch a tutorial video, download a desktop installer or view the source files.

A piece of music I made with rhythms created with the Music Pattern Generator:

Volca-Freesound

Volca-Freesound, screenshot of the app.

Volca-Freesound is an online app I made for the Korg Volca Sample. I downloads random sounds from the freesound.org audio database and transfers them to a Volca Sample connected to the computer with an audio cable. Please find an article about the app in the tech section of this site.

The app runs in the browser, open it here:

https://hisschemoller.github.io/volca-freesound/

In my work I often find it interesting to use a process that includes a form of randomness. In this case the memory of a sample player is filled with random sounds. These sounds can then be used to create music with. This is a piece of music made with a set of random sounds on the Volca:

Selah magazine

Selah magazine kindly invited me to submit some paintings for their third, fall 2018 issue. The printed magazine arrived in the mail today, a great looking small-form magazine filled with poems and artworks.

Selah is a new art and literary magazine from Covington, Louisiana, USA.

untitledxxi

untitledxxi

This year I’ve joined artist network untitledxxi. They kindly invited me after we came in contact on Instagram.

Untitledxxi is an international artists network that offers a digital platform by running a website and being active on various social media. It also deploys real world activities by organising exhibitions and by finding spaces for artists to show their work.

The website is at www.untitledxxi.com, and www.instagram.com/untitledxxi on Instagram.

My artist page is here: www.untitledxxi.com/en/artist/details/36-wouter-hisschemöller/

Spotlight at Online Galerij

Online galerij

Art website onlinegalerij.nl published a Spotlight article about my paintings. Online Galerij is a Dutch website for culture and visual arts that aims to widen the interest in art to a broader public.

Online galerij is very active in publishing articles, so my spotlight moves down quickly in the list of recent posts. Here’s a direct link to my spotlight:

https://www.onlinegalerij.nl/kunst-over-het-stadsleven-van-wouter-hisschemoller/

A music video about the Weesperplein

During the summer the idea grew to try and combine images and sound. To see how they influence each other, and in the expectation that it might lead to new ideas for paintings. And possibly to new ideas for music as well.

The idea took the form of a music video. This summer I made a recording with a small compact camera in a fixed position on one of the Weesperplein metro station entrances. It’s close to my home in Amsterdam. I used the audio track as the base to build the music on. And edited the video by moving small clips of the video around in time, so time starts to repeat itself. Small bits of daily life keep on returning, like repeating patterns in music.