Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sounds of the Day #122/2016: David Burraston

Antony Gormley, Quantum Cloud III (1999)

Dear Readers,

today's Sounds of the Day document the immense inventive force, conceptual rigor and versatile (sometimes nearly magical), deeply serious playfulness of David Burraston. He releases under various monikers: David Burraston, NYZ, Noyzelab, Bryen Telko, Dave Noyze, and The Wired Lab. Below you can find a selection of "his" soundworlds

More about David Burraston's concepts you will find in his version of THE 45SIS published tomorrow. THE 45SIS is a Sound-Art Questionnaire developed by me in 2016 for leading artists only. It is an acronym for 45 sentences, infinite sounds. It consists of 45 sentence to be completed. 

So please put this on your planned chores for tomorrow. And trigger your ears for this immense inventor and composer today ! Cordial thanks, David Burraston ! [SKG]

(a)Recent releases 2015-2016

 NYZ  - DRN4(2016)

NYZ - Alg 118b (2016)

(b)Releases as
David Burraston

David Burraston -T.H. Cycle (2015)

David Burraston - Radioisotopes (study)(2013)

David Burraston rainwire: orchard wires 12-12-2012 (excerpt EP)(2013)

(c )Releases as Dave Noyze

Dave Noyze Automata 52 (2013)
Source material recorded 1996 - 2013-- Composed during the 60th anniversary year Jan 2012 - Jan 2013 60th anniversary for John von Neumann's lectures : “PROBABILISTIC LOGICS AND THE SYNTHESIS OF RELIABLE ORGANISMS FROM UNRELIABLE COMPONENTS”. Lectures delivered at the California Institute of Technology, January 4-15, 1952. Notes by R. S. Pierce, Caltech Eng. Library, QA.267.V6

Dave Noyze Automata 49 (2009/2013)

60th anniversary for John von Neumann's lectures : "Theory and Organisation of Complicated Automata" Five lectures delivered at University of Illinois in December 1949 Published in Part One of Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata (edited & completed by Arthur Burks), University of Illinois Press, 1966  First Lecture : "Computing Machines in General" Second Lecture : "Rigorous Theories of Control and Information" Third Lecture : "Statistical Theories of Information" Fourth Lecture : "The Role of High and of Extremely High Complication" Fifth Lecture : "Re-evaluation of the Problems of Complicated Automata - Problems of Hierarchy and Evolution"

Dave Noyze Automata 48 (2008/2013)

60th anniversary for John von Neumann's lecture : "The General and Logical Theory of Automata" read at the Hixon Symposium Sept. 20, 1948, published in John von Neumann : Collected Works Vol 5.288-328, edited by A. H. Taub, published by Macmillan 1961-196 . Hand numbered limited edition CDr of 48 copies in ultra minimal sticker sealed digi-pak. Part one of a trilogy. In 1948 computer pioneer and mathematician Johnny von Neumann began a series of lectures on automata theory. He was interested in self-reporoducing machines, comparisons between automata and living organisms (particularly in regard to encoding, errors, mutation and reliability), and the notion of defining and measuring complication / complexity. Of particular note is von Neumann's recognition of the hybrid nature of organisms, in other words, living beings such as ourselves are neither purely analogue or digital, but exist as a combination of these processes. Furthermore von Neumann's method of machine reproduction anticipated the discovery of DNA. The series of lectures are easily available and published in print form based on transcriptions from tape recordings and notes.

Dave Noyze - Generative Compositions 1998 - 2006 (2013)

Dave Noyze - Out Of Memory (2013)
All compositions were recorded between 1997 - 2001 using generative algorithms based on chaos and complexity theory. These systems were initially prototyped on Acorn machines using the BASIC programming language. Apple machines running Max were used in the later stages. The algorithms were drawn from (among others) 1 and 2 dimensional Cellular Automata, Lorenz and other strange attractors, various mathematical functions/surfaces of 1 to 3 dimensions, 1/f Voss noise generator and the Logistic equation.

(d) Releases as
Bryen Telko and Noyzelab

Bryen Telko - Find any tape header (2016)

Bryen Telko - Eponymy (2013)

Bryen Telko - Depressurization (2013)

Bryen Telko error routine (2013)
algorithmic compositions & experimental recordings 1985 - 2001

Noyzelab - 16x16 Cell Meditations (2014)

This cassette tape of electronically produced meditation drones has been precisely composed and engineered for listening, relaxing and formal meditation practice (movement or stationary). It is not advisable to play this tape while driving or operating heavy machinery, or any other activity that requires you to concentrate on the task at hand. No responsibility or liability is accepted for use or misuse of this material in any way whatsoever.

(d) Releases as
The Wired Lab 

The Wired Lab - BGGW Listening Post (2016)

The Wired Lab - BGGW Sunset Chorus (2016)

The Wired Lab - Rivulet (2016)

David Burraston / The Wired Lab - The Rainwire Prototype (2015)

THE WIRED LAB is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. We create opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. Our curated programs and projects involve artists working from a regional context whilst producing outcomes of local and global relevance. Our activities range from skills development for young people, seniors, emerging and mid career artists, to the creation, presentation, publication and promotion of new works and major live arts projects. For more info visit:

Antony Gormley, Quantum Cloud III (1999)