robot song sings scatt

this was one of the earliest Vocaloid songs ever 'created'. I still remember that amazed fascination I felt, watching "robots" sing so well...

heres some others- 'Miriam' vocaloid songs

Vocaloid MIRIAM Demos:MIRIAM Demo: "Never Give Up".
(NOTE: All vocals on this demo are sung by Vocaloid MIRIAM). Composed, Programmed and Produced by Andy Power.
MIRIAM Demo: "Is This It?".
(NOTE: All vocals on this demo are sung by Vocaloid MIRIAM). Composed, Programmed and Produced by Anders Sodergren.
MIRIAM Demo: "Under The Moon".
(NOTE: All vocals on this demo are sung by Vocaloid MIRIAM). Composed, Programmed and Produced by Anders Sodergren.
but these are the ones I rea-aly like... scatt'n away

LEON+LOLA Demo: "Dupdah".
(NOTE - All vocals on this demo are by either Vocaloid LOLA or Vocaloid LEON). A humorous piece featuring a kind of non-verbal "scatting", featuring LOLA and LEON singing together. This one illustrates Vocaloid's freedom! You can use any sounds a human could utter, and more! As you can see, rhythmically, harmonically, and melodically speaking, the sky's the limit! Written, programmed and produced by Anders Sodergren.
LEON+LOLA Demo: "Freaky Sheep".
(NOTE - All vocals on this demo are by either Vocaloid LOLA or Vocaloid LEON). An abstract avant garde piece of rhythmic vocal sculpture (or to put it another way, weird) that illustrates how easy it is to explore new sonic territory with Vocaloid. Written, programmed and produced by Joe Hogan. Who did Joe get to sing what? Basically its 50/50 between the two singers. The harmonised stereo delay arpeggio type thing at the start is LOLA on the left and LEON on the right. The offbeat "sha" that comes in is both singers, again panned left and right. The "sar" bassline is Lola (way below her natural range!). The "ah, ah, ah, ah, ah" 4-part block chords figure contains two of each singer. The really high pitched tune that comes in at 0:24s is LEON (way above his range!). The whispered "taka-taka" thing that can be heard clearly at 0:33s is LEON, and that kind of bassy pitched kick-drum type sound that happens at the same time is also LEON. Switching between singers during a sequence is easy with Vocaloid.

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fantastic outsider from NZ Rotate the Completer

Some nice anonymous person just left me a link to Rotate the Completer's Music Space
here's some wonderful stuff about him... go listen to his stuff... song 10 is delish it makes my heart sing

quote from his site...'I do hope you are not scratching your heads in wonder and asking yourselves ‘Who is this Rotate the Completor?’ right now because it’s obvious isn’t it?....................... After all, he made it very clear in the lyrics of his album ‘Rotate the Completors: Completed Rotations of the….’ that he is the “…man with a Cabbage and an Antelope, a Cantaloupe who tried to steal (his) beer” and also that he has “…the biggest bunch of Salmon eating people that (he) calls his friends.” Not to mention the fact that he doesn’t “have 15 million friends or legs and that’s ok with (him)” or that he “just want(s) to be a house on the hillside.” ...................... Yeah, that Rotate the Completor!!! So you understand who he is now? ….Oh, you don’t? Well, to be honest neither do I really......................... RTC first appeared on the deserted back streets of inner city Tauranga, New Zealand as a geographically challenged busker in late December of 2008. However his foray into the world of busking was a brief one and he was not heard from again until September of 2009 when an audio cassette began to circulate among outsider music fans entitled; the aforementioned ‘Rotate the Completors: Completed Rotations of the….’. Reactions to the contents of this album have varied greatly, but while the mixture of negative and positive reviews have thus far been pretty even, all first time listeners can at least agree on one thing – it’s different and that’s for damn sure!!!....................... So could you be a potential RTC fan? Well that depends… Do you detest production values? Have a thing for silly voices? Especially when it’s obvious that they have only been affected in order to disguise a massive inability to sing in key? Like warped Guitars? Out of time drums? Like them even better when they are played at the same time? You do? Then you may also like your music started, stopped, sped up, slowed down, thrown around and shaken about? How about an eclectic mix of bluegrass, blues, carnival music, jazz, rock n’ roll, prog, folk and acid rock somehow mashed and blended together? Lyrics about personified Apples, Sea Monkeys, albino Hedgehogs, who also just happen to be deceased and an alcoholic mouse who can’t afford to buy his own drinks? Do you like you album artwork to feature these same characters and to have them drawn by someone with the artistic mindset of an 8 year old? Really,you dig? Well you just might make it as an RTC fan after all......................... So at this point if you have answered yes to any of the above questions you may be intrigued and longing to hear RTC for yourself, so scroll your way on up to the media player here at www.myspace.com/rotatethecompletorfanpage to stream and hear a few songs sampled from ‘RTC’s:Completed Rotations of the…’ . But before you do, there are some rules which Rotate the Completor wishes for you to adhere to................................ As per the inlay card of ‘Rotate the Completors: Completed Rotations of the…’:............................... 1.) Listen alone. 2.) Listen with head phones on. 3.) Listen only at night. 4.) Only permissible foods to be eaten when listening to ‘R.T.C’s: C.R of the…’ ;cruciferous vegetables, members of the allium genus......................... If you like these and the additional RTC information found in the blogs section then your next option is to contact Rotate the Completor at PO Box 2000, Tauranga, New Zealand but be aware thus far RTC has not responded to personal letters, nor has he sold his album for any monetary value, in fact the only way to receive this classic, five star, album is to send a stamped, self addressed envelope with a blank 90 minute audio cassette inside. Generally after 2-3 weeks you will receive your return package but now with a full album recorded on to it, along with one or two other pleasant surprises in most cases............................. And don’t expect to make a friend out of your new hero nor expect him to come to your home town playing sold out live shows any time soon because either due to misanthropy, introversion, mental illness, a good sense of mystery, laziness, lack of self confidence or a combination of all of the above he has made very little effort to self promote his work. In fact the majority of all publicity for RTC has been generated by rabid fans desperate to get exposure for him so that he may get over his personal issues and step forth to take his mantle as New Zealands greatest musician.......................... So now that you’ve heard it? What did you think? You loved it? Of course you did….so run along now and spread the word. Rotate the Completor is the new sheriff in town........................... '


ga gar ga ga gaaaaaa

My Ubiquitous Body- angel voices

The video of the Istallation "My Ubiquitous Body":

And another ...

Angel_F is a digital being whose body is built from the language formed by the interconnection of the expressions of thousands of internet users and websites. The AI behind Angel_ constantly reads thousands of sources among blogs, websites and social network feeds, assembling language through pattern recognition schemes, thus learning its digital language by observing recurring patterns in the languages used by humans on the net.

The projection shows a dynamic ever changing voyage inside the mind of the Artificial intelligence. Sentences are generated by traversing the linguistic graph created by the AI during its three years of life by browsing the web pages of thousands of internet users worldwide and on social networks. Sentences are pronounced in voice synthesis and the sound is generated according to the an evaluation algorithm deciding the “interestingness” of the sentences according to the AI’s point of view.

More info about the installation at this link
Angel-F Team


scores- Iannis Xenakis

Great article from Art Critical:
Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary at the Drawing Center by Bruce Hodges
quote ... 'If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, consider the remarkable resemblance some musical scores bear to architectural drawings. The quintessential example of this phenomenon is composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), whose complex ideas sprouted from a natural love of architecture and mathematics. In a tightly constructed show now at the Drawing Center curators Sharon Kanach and Carey Lovelace have created a heady glimpse of the visual side of Xenakis, the composer who worked for Le Corbusier'.