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The Nodes of Ranvier (The Ice-cream Van Mix)



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Now.....This is a relatively recent mix. One that came about through prior thinking, so there did seem to be a plan or at least an idea to putting this mix together.

The idea was for a piece of music for a video sequence of an artificial intelligence or android in a rest state, or in effect whilst the construct was asleep.

What would go through the brain, if it was a solid state brain as opposed to a biological brain?? My thought on this were that there would be electrical activity and then other, logical sequences as the brain drifted on the borderline of quiescence.

Well that's my idea anyway, and I know that I should get out more!!!

The title is from a description of nerve activity and one of the ways that impulses travel along nerves is through gaps. The signals in effect jump the gaps, making the signals faster. These 'gaps' are the Nodes of Ranvier. (See Wikipedia.com for more precise details).

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Uploaded: Sep 14, 2008 - 02:29:30 AM
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dajama said 3380 days ago (September 14th, 2008)
I love the background information here, and then the track itself is very cool. With your backstory in my mind, I can almost see the brain of the machine. Haunting and ethereal, this is a very cool track. Nicely done. Peace.
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Reinholt56 said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
I'm glad that my description set the scene for the music and the overall effect what positive.

It makes all the work worthwhile .

Take care.

elektronix said 3380 days ago (September 14th, 2008)
I can hear some Alpha Waves...
How does a machine takes it breath?
You hit the nail on its head!

A little spooky...

Great, this is truly art!

Very well done!

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Reinholt56 said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
Hi Bernd.......
Thanks for listening and leaving your encouraging comments.

I'm encouraged that you're still around on Macjam's.

Take care.

LunaTrick said 3379 days ago (September 14th, 2008)
the metalic nether-choirs of the sub-nictative state.
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Reinholt56 said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
Hi Daniel........
Glad you dropped by.

You've got me with the 'sub-nictating' comment. I'm off now to Google this!!!

Thanks for listening and leaving your great comments.

Take care.

dolby said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
Music to....
...do cryptic crosswords by. Oh, I dunno - it lulls in a strange and beautiful sort of way. When they start implanting microchips in all our heads I think I'll have this on a permanent loop - it helps the concentration - makes you fell like you're not sure what's around the next corner...I could go on.

I like it!
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Reinholt56 said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
Hi Phil.......
I agree with your comments and all I know is that there is plenty of room in my head for a block of silicon and some wires!!

Thanks for stopping by to listen.

Take care.

michael2 said 3379 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
that description is freaking me out. i can hear the beast breathing in it's own digital way. awesome track. really stunned by this one.
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Reinholt56 said 3378 days ago (September 16th, 2008)
Hi Michael....
It's good to know my description fits the music. I can rest easy now!! Ha ha.....Onto the next soundscape.......

Don't have nightmares!!!!

Take care.


paul f. page said 3378 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
I agree with
Bernd. This is really a creepy set-up, Paul. A cyber organism "breathing" ... you can hear that! What happens when it wakes up? Now THAT R-E-A-L-L-Y creeps me out!!! You keep plumbing the strange depths of the non-human and do it with increasingly alarming "understanding"... Such creative stuff. When will the machine arise? What will it do? What will it think? What will it WANT? (Some shades of Victor Frankenstein's creature, but this time assembled from machine parts. Quite an awesome concept. Bravo.
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Reinholt56 said 3378 days ago (September 16th, 2008)
Hi Paul.....
I know that I drift towards this type of idea/sound because it's my path of least resistance as far as making music is concerned. It's relatively easy for me to come up with these soundscapes. The difficulty is making them sound different enough to be something other than a variation to an earlier piece.

I am very interested in AI/AL and logic, studying it to Master's level and this type of soundscape shows my interests, especially when you read the description and my ideas.

The reality of something on a par with a human is a long way away. Decades at least, because for one thing, how do you bring an artificial intelligence up to the level of even a 5 year old?? A lot of a human's knowledge and intelligence is learned over time, so we'd have to trickle the electrical information into the constructs' memory bit by bit, and hence my soundscape.

Take care.

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