Monthly Archives: May 2011

casa da comarca da sertã: anniversary celebration

just a short heads up: today i’ll be performing with other students of the 3rd and 2nd year of the bagpipe school at proença-a-nova, to celebrate the anniversary of casa da comarca da sertã in lisbon, where terreiro do gaiteiro … Continue reading

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what’s in a story?

more french pipes, this time with a modern bagad style band. oddly enough, even though france has a tremendous variety of pipes, the bagad is a recent copy of the Scottish model for a pipe band. it’s always interesting how … Continue reading

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cargo cult revolutions

some sac de gemecs and other català instruments yesterday we went to the camping ground on one of lisbon’s squares, rossio. it’s meant to be in sync with the spanish camp outs and to be some sort of beginning of … Continue reading

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information inertia

some musette de cour from the eighteenth century. it might seem impossible, but the drones are over 2 meters long: their length is folded into that seemingly tiny drone sticking out (much like modern shuttle pipes). we’re slowly broadening our … Continue reading

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consequences of projective brains

more gaita sanabresa. previously we summarized the last few months of theoretical development. now i will begin exploring some of the consequences of the model i described. note that i am not claiming truth, i am merely describing the framework … Continue reading

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portable chromatic tuner solar mod

some ney anban from iran. note the double chanter. i have a portable chromatic tuner i carry with me all the time. it came with some basic lead batteries, and they eventually ran out. so i modded it for solar … Continue reading

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minds and generative spaces

some dazkarieh this time. i love this song, they have a new album out. in the previous series we saw how information can be stored and processed by physical entities without any elaborate structure. we also saw how the speed … Continue reading

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