Western Chords in the Chromatic Spiral

Here is a new way to view the chromatic spiral. I have added circles of colour corresponding to the notes played to enhance the idea of the colour wheel representing the pitch circle. These large circles overlap and blend. The idea is to associate these blended colours we see with the interval of the two notes we hear.

I am not sure if this works. When we have three notes from opposite sides the three opposing colours blend to white. White is the presence of all colours therefore it should be the sound of not only all notes but all frequencies in between.

However, one experiment remains and that is to use the primary colours in the positions of the tonic, third and fifth. Although, as I type this I cannot imagine this working.

O Moon Drumming 2015-06-03

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 Here are a few snaps from the June 2015 O Moon Party in which we also celebrate the Reverend Arthur Slade’s birthday. There are also some snaps of the friendly eels and a trip to the beach in !k!jekekaed earlier in the day.

Arthur’s Pass 4D

Put on your 4D glasses now.

It’s been a while since I posted some 3D/4D photos. I recently went on a retreat for the Equinox Eclipse Portal to Arthur’s Pass (pueleaz mau ‘puels! yfnos). I didn’t have my 3D cameras but took some snaps on a phone. The quality isn’t great but flying was an opportunity to get shots of the islands from above.

Why are they 4D? Because the images used to give the 3D effect where actually taken seconds apart; TIME is considered the 4th dimension. A 3D picture is usually taken at the same time from slightly different perspectives; each photo representing the two different perspectives of the eyes. As I flew, one photo was taken for the left eye and 2 seconds later another was taken for the right eye. Unless the subject is completely still during the two photos there will be some evidence of time passing. Consider the images of the water flowing. Another example is the photographer and the newly weds. His camera moves from his chest to his eye between shots. The rest of the picture is a convincing 3D photo but his camera moving causes visual dissonance. This can then be played with by blocking the view of one of your eyes with your hand. Now move it to the other eye and back and forth. It creates the illusion of time passing in a simple loop.

The other effect of taking shots from something moving as fast as a plane is that you get more perspective between the eyes. Things at a distance such as that from a flying plane don’t seem to have much depth to them; everything just looks ‘far away’. With a little time to give a little more distance between shots for the left and right eyes a large amount of perspective is gained. If you think the mountains look miniature you can work out why. The two photos taken to make the one image are the same distance apart as the eyes of a giant would be.

Introduction to the Chromatic Spiral

The 12 music notes (including sharps and flats) are displayed like a clock. As the notes rise in pitch they move around the clock. When they are back at 12 they are they same note only up an octave. (At this stage the soundwave is twice as fast.) This video plays with this idea.

Multiverse Navigation

A friend of mine recently told me that she loves the thought that somewhere in the multiverse there is another her recycling, biking everywhere, eating healthy food, and so on.

The Multiverse Theory is that there is an infinite number of universes, one for every possible scenario, and you are in one of them. For example, somewhere there is a you who isn’t reading this.

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Most people are unaware that we have the power to live in these alternate realities. We steer our own course through the multiverses with EVERY choice we make.

We visit these places by using our imagination. When we are imagining we are tapping into a universe where that particular scenario applies.

The friend I mentioned is choosing a universe where she will be unwell. Next time you have a choice to make think of which universe you want to experience.

2013 December Pilgrimage to the Pinnacles Morning Panorama (2D)

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As the sun rises in the East the full moon sets in the West.

We finally got the shot. Low cloud threatened to hide the moon from us but a floating window revealed it to us.

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Some 3D photos of the pilgrimage to come soon.