If it wasn’t for the bronze-yellow of the car bringing out the yellow of SPYO’s graffiti in contrast to the two blue chimneys reaching up against the grey-blue of the sky, I perhaps wouldn’t have taken this photograph of what is otherwise a generally drab corner of Valby.
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A little stained glass window, unexpected in the doorway of an old factory building, peeking out from behind the grime. Shadow play on the surrounding brick – one of them missing. An off-yellow door light. A ventilation hole. An expressionist angle after all my straightness.
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A few weeks ago, when passing, this building was covered in scaffolding. Today it suddenly stood there, gleaming in the afternoon sun, shiny and new, across the parking lot.
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My daughter exclaimed after noticing the twisty shape of the air vent on the (not so often seen on this area) sub-terrain garage door as we cycled by a few weeks ago. It reminded her of a boiled sweet (bolsje). Today we happened to pass by again and stopped to take some photographs.
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An old Ford holiday camper parked on Jægersborggade on a relaxed, sunny, holiday-mood Friday afternoon.  Stickers in the back window: Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix, Skagen, Dinitrol, Hamburg.
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The ID700 is a modern interpretation of the Buchla 700, and it comes with 4000 tunings pre-installed, one of which is the Partch 43-tone scale. The overlay I created for the SenselMorph has C as its root note but the scales in the 700 have A as their starting point, which means that I have to shift the incoming MIDI notes either up by 9 steps, or down by 34 in order to have them work with the overlay.

I’ve done that using Bram Bos’ Mozaic MIDI filter, and I’ve set up quite a few instances so that I can quickly shift between octaves or play them simultaneously.

One interesting thing about working with a 43-note scale and only having 128 MIDI notes to work with, is that one is just one MIDI note short of having a full three octave range.

So in this case this (21/16) is the lowest note, and if I go to the top register, that’s the highest (27/20), and after that, I run out of MIDI notes.

If I come back to a middle register, one of the nice things about the ID700 is that it offers MPE support, which means that I can shape each note independently of the others. And in this case I’ve mapped pressure to index number 2, so what sounds a little bit like opening up a filter is actually frequency modulation.

One of the joys of just intonation is rediscovering the beauty of these pure, simple triads, and then with the synth one can add a little bit of character.

As I mentioned in a previous video the symmetry of both the scale and the layout are useful to keep in mind when navigating it. So for example a major triad, when mirrored, gives a minor. So there are these music-theoretical aspects that are mirrored in the visual layout.

If one wants a little more fun one could add an arpeggiator… and so on…

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Noticed this unusual little watchman (looking to one side) above the door of an older Valby house that, at least in relation to its neighbours, doesn’t otherwise stick it’s head out too much.
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An unexpected explosion of colour while walking past some Valby Maskinefabrik renovations – looking more and more chic by the day. Wonder what they’re going to use those very ‘cool’ looking spaces for.
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Still close up today, although not completely. “A muster point is a designated place or an area where all employees, guests or visitors to the work site, or a large crowd can assemble in case of an emergency.”
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Another close-up. This time a dusty doorway while waiting in line at the bakery.  An empty shop that once sold (and rented) bridal dresses and the like. Confirmations and so on. The sign (in Arabic) still there as a reminder of what once was. As dusty and somewhat ugly as the doorstep is, it’s also intriguing – especially when abstracted a little: The rectangular shapes of the alarm wires (I guess that’s what they are). The reflections in the window. The hole in the blue foundation block at the bottom. The texture of the sidewalk in front of it. The little blue paint blob (and dribble) halfway up the door.
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