"New-Method" No. 6
We have published the email bulletin "New-Method" with our works and
guest contributions, and this sixth issue features the musician and
quantum physician Mark Sadgrove for the contributor.
Mark Sadgrove (Musician, Quantum Physician)
Anyone can make an instrument. Even people with little interest
in performing do it all the time, tapping on a biscuit tin or the top
of a table. If you can wire together a piezo and a guitar jack
(or afford it's expensive twin, the contact mic) you can turn these
everyday objects into amplified sound makers.
This DIY aspect of homemade instruments is part of their charm and
doubtless there is a skill spectrum with DIYers at one end, and
Stradavarius at the other. However, for me, the true value in
making your own sound making device arises from a more sophisticated
concept. I'm thinking of something that famous physicist Richard
Feynman said: "That which I cannot build, I do not understand."
Conversely, with a homemade instrument, there's a higher chance that
you understand the way that the sound is created and that your audience
too will better understand the source of the sound when they see you
Furthermore, there's another way that instrument building mirrors an
important aspect of science. You need to realize a concept which
exists only in your head by creating an object in the physical
world. For those outside the scientific world who are interested
in rigour, this may sound less fundamental than the widely known
scientific method: conjecture and test. And yet in the world of
science, it seems to me that another method is more important: build
and discover. That is, conceive of and create a unique object
that allows new natural phenomena to be observed.
Instrument building conforms almost perfectly to this alternative
scientific prescription. You conceptualise an instrument, build
it and discover the sound it makes, which is often different to the
sound you might have imagined.
[Web Works of the New-Methodicists]
- Takahiro Hirama
Bird is the generic term for the bird.
The bird is one of the taxonomic classifications.
It is the animal that belongs to Aves of Chordate.
It is an oviparity and its evolution suits life in flight.
- Shogo Baba
4320 permutation generations by six numbers
A computer program is copyrighted as embodiment of certain caliculation
process.However, if the output doesn't contain its original, the
essence of the original exists in the very program code itself.
In order to demonstrate it, I dared to make a program code, which is
supposed to be run on HTML, into a picture image. Since it is the
original in its minimum form, the existence of the original is evident.
- Hideki Nakazawa
Source and Execution No. 21 - 36
Topological geometry does not concern quantity. Euclidean
geometry does concern quantity. Tables are topological in
themselves, while their appearances are Euclidean. That is to
say, appearances in "Execution" will change when the quantities of
entry differ even with the identical tables in "Source." This
time, I exhibit the combinations of four different tables and four
different quantities of entry. Apparent difference generated here
will evoke pleasure.
- "New-Method at Nanahari" Mar. 20, 2011, Nanahari, Tokyo. http://www.ftftftf.com/
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Seeing New-Methods constantly carrying out Japanese events such as
"Hatsumode," "Bean-Throwing Festival (Demons Out! Lucks In!)" or "Final
Tax Return" every month, I've recently come to feel them
charming. Now, what would they do the next month? (Kaido)
Takahiro Hirama @qwertyu1357
Shogo Baba @shogobaba
Hideki Nakazawa @nakaZAWAHIDEKI
Masaru Kaido @kaido1900
Bulletin "New-Method" No. 6 English Version
Published on Mar. 4, 2011