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Bjork's new album is out

Bjork's new album is out, seemingly caused by a leak. Applause for the super-quick decision making to Bjork and her team!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/Vulnicura/id959973080
Now I am listening to the first track the album. This feels very nice.

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I am glad that I am still sticking to my daily routine.
When I made a complete list, I was surprised how many things I have to get done every day, even without any special events.

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Today I had a monthly meeting with Matt Wright.
It was inspiring and motivating as usual. I've been stressed these days, as I wanted to bring something worthy for the meeting, but I was not sure if I could make it in time.

Examples from the meeting
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I've heard his name relatively often at while doing a MA at Sussex, as he was a Professor of Music at Sussex.

This is a famous piece, but still relevant.


Drum 'n' bass


Dub
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I have done half of the track I'm working on. The BPM of the track is pretty fast compared what I usually produce. Currently it's set to 162.
Today I sold GH2, an old iPad mini, and iRig MIDI on eBay.
An iPad application, TouchAble 3 seems promising, as now it is compatible with USB connection (it even does not require iRig MIDI-like device!).

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I forgot to publish an article yesterday.
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Well, today was quite productive. I started a new track with some rhythm section.

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I am resuming this blog tonight.
Sita Popat kindly sent me PDF files of her papers. Thanks a lot.
I found 'The VJ Book' very entertaining at the same time useful.
I re-explored Emerson - Living Electronic Music to answer the question from Matt Wright.
Evernote's new app called Scannable seems sleek.
Good night.

20141027

Watched the tutorials of GECO

http://www.uwyn.com/geco/tutorials/

I use GECO for the coming Free Range event, but maybe I should combine my own external Max patch to customise the control later on

I found GECO today

While I was trying to get parameters from Leap Motion, I found this article. I could make a prototype Max patch to get parameters from Leap Motion and convert them to MIDI by using aka.leapmotion (Max external object) by Akamatsu-san as well.
http://blog.leapmotion.com/organically-creating-music-with-your-hands-and-fingers/

However there were a few problems, and to fix the problems I have to go into aka.leapmotion and tweak it's C code. I have been thinking about start learning C or C++ to do so. Then today I noticed the comment area of the article above, and found the video below.

At 2:58 the uploader mentions 'GECO', and I remember the interface from the Humanelectro performance video by Ryo Fujimoto. This one.

Then I googled GECO and landed on this nice and short promotional video.

This software would speed up my performance project with a LeapMotion.

Ryo Fujimoto's another performance video is worth watching too.