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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby Eclogite on December 1st, 2016, 5:39 am 

Scruffy Nerf Herder » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:35 am wrote:Musically speaking, as of late I've been crazy about Takemitsu, and the cyclical Bach obsession has come back full force.
Welcome to the forum. My interests don't seem to intersect with yours in most places, although I often wonder why anyone bothered to compose any more music after Bach had done his work.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby BioWizard on December 1st, 2016, 8:20 am 

Hi Scruffy. Hope you enjoy your stay. Acousitics (and music) has been on my to do list, but I haven't had time to pursue it in any capacity yet. Maybe you can start a thread m and teach me some things at some point. Welcome aboard.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby Braininvat on December 1st, 2016, 1:44 pm 

Scruffy, I look forward to all your posts. I'm an amateur jazz composer and pianist, also like a wide range of classical, so anything you toss out on music theory or acoustics will be welcome and perhaps get dormant synapses firing. And both you and Mitchell seem to have nuanced and well-researched reconciliations of spiritual faith and analytic philosophy, something I've never gotten very far with and look forward to learning more about.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby Scruffy Nerf Herder on December 1st, 2016, 5:37 pm 

BioWizard » December 1st, 2016, 5:20 am wrote:Hi Scruffy. Hope you enjoy your stay. Acousitics (and music) has been on my to do list, but I haven't had time to pursue it in any capacity yet. Maybe you can start a thread m and teach me some things at some point. Welcome aboard.

Braininvat » December 1st, 2016, 10:44 am wrote:Scruffy, I look forward to all your posts. I'm an amateur jazz composer and pianist, also like a wide range of classical, so anything you toss out on music theory or acoustics will be welcome and perhaps get dormant synapses firing. And both you and Mitchell seem to have nuanced and well-researched reconciliations of spiritual faith and analytic philosophy, something I've never gotten very far with and look forward to learning more about.


You had only to ask, I've already a couple of presentations that I worked up in the past as a starting point for music theory discussion; took me only a few minutes to get them up once I saw your interest here. We also can discuss the reverb effect, pitch being none other than a derivation of subliminal rhythms, the relationship between overtones, partials, and timbre, or whatever else you desire as it pertains to acoustics.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby lichen on December 3rd, 2016, 11:04 am 

Hello, forum members.

My name is Brent, but I've taken "lichen" as my handle. Lichen is an amazing expression of life: animals and plants living in a community that benefits all other life, creating new opportunities by its cooperation. Modest and powerful. Inspirational and optimistic.

I am a software developer by trade. I currently write mobile software for Apple devices. I work for an e-commerce and online shopping company. No, not the obvious one. As a socialist-leaning person with a distaste for unbridled consumerism, it is a bit of a sacrifice, perhaps even hypocritical. But it's a good company, full of great people. While our values aren't really aligned, they aren't at odds, either. Usually.

It's actually pretty hard to find a software company that isn't elbows deep into the greasy side of commerce, especially in Toronto, where I live. Toronto is a city full of media companies. And finance companies. And post-secondary institutions which teach media and finance. Oh, lots of medical jobs, too, but I've never been that interested in that. And government. But I like my city for its geography, and its culture. Although it's growing too fast, now, and changing drastically. And I like my country for its politics and its public health care, and its not being a global superpower.

I've always been curious, creative, and ultimately a thinker about many topics. I'm interested in "why", but more often, "how".

I'm really interested in how the human civilization, and I myself, can do great things with more knowledge. That includes a lot of science and technology. I don't think we can do great things without exploiting more energy, and larger and more sophisticated social structures. Perhaps that's a simplistic assumption. Maybe I just like to think in those terms. Maybe I read too much science fiction. Or too much Hacker News.

I'm highly opposed to the social driver to accumulate wealth. And yet I'm to some degree under its influence, as I try to save money and acquire capital in order to start my own software business, or otherwise achieve enough financial independence to enable creative independence. Unless of course I can find sympathetic collaborators or investors.

I have memories from the 1970s, but no earlier.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby NoShips on December 6th, 2016, 3:15 am 

Hi, my name's Colin and I'm an... oops, wrong meeting

From Scotland, but been based in Taiwan since around the late Tang Dynasty, squandering my youth, middle age, and looking forward to blowing my autumn years too.

No qualifications in anything (unless climbing Mount Kinabalu in Sabah counts), but do enjoy reading a lot, mainly phil of science, mind, and language in that order. Nuts about travel, especially places no one in their right mind goes to.

Kinda antisocial -- prefer cats, tarsiers, coconut crabs, and badgers, but, hey, who doesn't?

Pleased to be in the company of such splendid sticklebacks, I mean people. Looking forward to the intercourse.

Willing to work for Peking duck.

P.S. This is where the name comes from: (used to laugh over this with someone special. Sigh!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esxPp8stiSc
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby zetreque on December 6th, 2016, 8:09 am 

NoShips » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:15 am wrote:
P.S. This is where the name comes from: (used to laugh over this with someone special. Sigh!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esxPp8stiSc


hahahaha

Wonders about your use of the words "used to" after watching the end of that skit.
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Re: Welcomes & Introductions

Postby NoShips on December 6th, 2016, 8:15 am 

LOL

No, my untimely demise has nothing to do with Scottish lighthouse keepers :)
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