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I'm Hugh. I live in south-west with my partner and children. I work as a web developer, and contribute to .

I make occasionally. I've played bass in bands, but mostly I compose weird music solo on a computer. I contributed a track to the second A Whale's Lantern compilation by musicians of Mastodon, collaborating with Mascha.

I speak some , and less .

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Only hackers with good taste need open 

My theme for and concfg is now public. If you like a subtle dark palette, give it a shot. I'll add more formats in time.
github.com/y6nH/bombyx

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"silly" is a word I use a lot. it’s one of my favourite English words, one I miss when speaking other languages. it's a thing I like being, it's a thing I like seeing, and it's a way to describe this thing that is not ableist or based on white pseudoscience like "intelligence".

even historically, unlike most related terms, it's not a slur against disabled or neurodiv people. it comes from 'happy, blissful; kind, good'. Proto-Germanic *sēliz. (ugla I know you’re reading this, it’s sæll/säll).

it is cousin to 'console' and 'solace'.

it is the name of the Seelie.

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Legendary Computer Music Band from the distant past 

The first band to do a live-streamed performance was The Hub in 1987! (!!!) They were computer hobbyists around the Mills College music scene and are extremely influential for laptop bands and telematic music now.

A writer a ZKM is writing a book about them and their scores, which I'm very excited about. She's just put up a video here: instagram.com/tv/COfF7i_FU_L/?

The Hub and the band they came from The League of Automatic Music Composers were wild experimenters doing weird stuff.

Today, the same department is still doing wild experimentation coming up with the music technologies that we'll all be using in 30 years time. And 30 years from now, I want their to be students and community members inventing wild stuff then too.

So I need your help to make that happen. If you want to do just do a little, you can boost this post. Thank you!
If you want to do a bit more you can (pretty please) sign this petition I keep going on about: change.org/p/president-hillman

And if you want to do more yet, our website lists actions to get involved: savemillscollege.org/getinvolv

Thank you for reading!

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Bassically, this is a solo for bass guitar ^_^

I called it “Ley Lines”, which is also the title of my new album.

If you like that song, you might consider have a look at my works on Bandcamp!

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Traven is OUT now!

Another opensource two-tracker release of some computermusic weirdness made in #SuperCollider.

Please enjoy.

(please boost)

lukaprincic.bandcamp.com/album

(both audio and code published under PP:BY-SA-NC licence)

#music #ElectronicMusic #ComputerMusic #bandcamp

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From one of the pioners of electronic music: Delia Derbyshire's Circle of Light makes a perfect soundtrack kitchen work in the morning sun.

deliaderbyshire.bandcamp.com/

#othermusic #extramusic #deliaderbyshire #eletronicmusic #kitchenmusic #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #ambient

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New #LibreMusicChallenge is up.
"Air Music"
linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.p

Make a track using any free DAW with any sound source (free of course) but only Airwindows plugins are are allowed for mixing.

airwindows.com/
all airwindows plugins (84mb) airwindows.com/wp-content/uplo

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V Corva's kickstarter for their book "Non-Player Character: A Cosy Queer Portal Fantasy Novel" has climbed over 400% funded and there are still 4 hours left to support it!

Can we get above 320 supporters? We're currently at 304 - and I say "we" as one of those 304 peeps. I really look forward to reading this book, because their last book, "Books and Bone" was a joy to read!

kickstarter.com/projects/victo

#vkickstarter

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UK politics / Coronavirus / (a very tiny) call to action 

We're not talking about the KFC secret blend of herbs here, these are millions of people's lives, physical and mental health, and livelihoods that are needlessly being put on the line through the most wanky capitalist gatekeeping and nationalism.
Please sign this petition to support the proposal to suspend patents for COVID-19 vaccines:
petition.parliament.uk/petitio

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my game soko is complete featuring a bunch of goodies like generative music! you can check it out here: equaspace.itch.io/soko

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Beyond the shouting match: what is a blockchain, really? dustycloud.org/blog/what-is-a-

A blogpost I've promised for a while. It's long, but I hope it brings some clarity.

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