On myspace soon

November 1, 2007

I have sined up with myspace and it has some useful features I could use to promote my music. I am not sure how I can integrate all my stuff on so many sites! website, wordpress, flickr, myspace and more. Anyway I uploaded one of my favourite tracks “pills for breakfast” just to test and will upload my latest work soon. I am not sure where to blog, here or on my own website, or on myspace, or whether I like blogging at all. But be patient for now. Find me on myspace here.


Now on flickr

October 31, 2007

I have put some of the work I did with sbart on flickr, there is a large amount of generative work on there definately worth a look if you have time.
You can find my flickr page here.

VJ material

October 22, 2007

I was digging through some of my old uni work and found a video project from 2 years ago. My intention was to pass it on to VJ’s to use as filters for live video performance. For some reason I can’t embed the video link but you can find it on youtube here and here. hopefully it might catch someones eye. It would be great to to see it used by anyone out there.

Evolutionary Art

October 15, 2007

Giovanni Caria has developed his own algorithmic image generation software called Pyres. The work he produces is very hypnotic with a tendency towards fractal patterns. Rintrah Roars is a blog dedicated work produced with the Apophysis, Flam3 and Pyres software tools.
Here is one of his works.

More images from SBart

October 12, 2007

Sbart can generate amazing images with next to no technical knowledge of generative processes. It can also generate images very rapidly but for more unique output some patience is required. I would like to know if people can claim work as their own using a tool like this as the level of interaction can be at a fairly basic level. You can delve into the workings of the program and change the algorithms used but who is to know how much interaction makes a generative work an artists unique creation.


October 8, 2007

Had a great time doing workshops, listening to talks and seeing some interesting performances at Electrofringe 2007 in Newcastle. An annual pilgrimage for many artists and digital arts lovers from around the globe. Check out what happened this year here.

Interesting CGI

September 24, 2007

Marius Watz uses Processing to generate hypnotic images and animations and blogs about coding.

Computer Music Project

September 17, 2007

During a recent overseas trip to Macedonia I collected traditional folk music with the idea that I might use it in some compositions. After listening to a range of recordings I found that it would be difficult to synchronise the timing signatures of much of the folk music with my material. It is not unusual for Macedonian traditional folk music to have a time signature of 7/8 or 11/8.
This started me thinking about the limitations of how commercial hardware and software sequencers deal with time and timing structures. So my idea for a project is to consider and explore unusual timing structures. To take the idea of manipulating time further I considered that time does not have to be linear. That it can flow and change on different levels in a composition. So I ask the question on what level can you extend timing and timing structures in a composition.

One example would be for each part in a composition to follow its own tempo path, to have a curve that works in relation to other parts, for the overall composition to cascade rather than follow a strict tempo.

This project will use supercollider to extend the functionality of sequencing in the time domain. To change from grid based sequencing and to explore timing structures in a free and organic way.


August 18, 2007

Here is the start of an image gallery of CGI using SBART. You can find SBART for OSX here.


Website is up!

August 18, 2007

My website is up. I hope it evolves into a web presence that people will find useful. If you want to hear some music or download some samples go to nik.nikoleski.com. Please leave any comments here on my blog.