#s0radio is Live!
It's time for a Sunday afternoon baroque opera. Today the broadcast is Vivaldi's Farnace, performed by Pinchgut Opera. The broadcast is preceded by an 5 minute introduction by the ABC Classic FM presenter. This is a brilliant production, though a complicated story that is hard to follow without surtitles onstage. Nevertheless, the music is beautifully performed, and a great listen over close to three hours.
Tune in at https://radio.s0.is/radio now.
Two photos: One is a set of breaking fixtures, as I like to call them. I created them for the purpose of strength testing my new glass-based material. The older, smaller breaking fixture is at top, followed by the larger, later fixture. Below that is a bar of my new material. Below that is a mold for casting such bars. I cover the mold with aluminum tape to increase moisture retention. The second photo is the breaking fixture in action. The force sensor is FC2211-0000-0025-L from Mouser.
This group, sharing some members with group Mammal Hands, is the more IDM-ish side to the jazz side of Mammal Hands, but they share some strong tonal similarities. The Tides album is surprisingly varied and highly original in its cross-genre influences.
I want to comment on why these are my favourite tracks, maybe talk about why I like different kinds of music. How would you like that commentary? Live tooting, or a live audio commentary stream, or whichever? (If I did voice commentary, I would make an alternate stream without commentary as well). [Poll]
For tonight's first open broadcast at 18:00 AEDT, I think I'll be playing a single track from each of my fave albums across many very distinct genres! There'll be classical, there'll be ambient, there'll be electronic pop, and other stuff.
A smorgasbord to begin. Then for future broadcasts, each one will more or less stick to a theme. #s0Radio
I actually just had a "maybe computers are okay actually" moment. I got Icecast installed on my NAS server (which acts as my DMZ) and receiving a stream from MPD running on the RasPi (running MoOde) attached to my stereo system, in under half an hour. This means I can queue music to the web radio station from the same web interface I use to listen at home. I just need to sort out the domains, and s0Radio will be born! #software #radio
covid-19 / tech grumble
yes, we have ADHD and ASD and a particularly strong aversion to video conferencing, but we still don't believe for a second that even neurotypicals can learn hands-on skills from a shitty video feed. or even a good video feed! it's ridiculous! hands can't interact with video!
covid-19 / tech grumble
you can't do chem lab online. you can't do field biology online. you can't do orchestra online, you can't do contemporary dance online, you can't do public speaking online, you can't do ceramics online
and yet here we are, with at least most of those pretending that they can, because it's more convenient than admitting otherwise
#TDOV - Trans Day Of Visibility
@vantablack’s vantaradio makes me want to set up my own little pirate radio station. Maybe broadcast some old BBC dramatisations/audiobooks on one and music I like on another. Would anyone listen to either?
"I cannot afford the luxury of fighting one form of oppression only. I cannot afford to believe that freedom from intolerance is the right of only one particular group. And I cannot afford to choose between the fronts upon which I must battle these forces of discrimination, .wherever they appear to destroy me. And when they appear to destroy me, it will not be long before they appear to destroy you."
i think reading audre lorde's "there is no hierarchy of oppression" might be an interesting jumping off point for you to consider the way you interact with oppressions.
Trans lesbian tinkerer. I like to play with electricity and light.
Lighting designer & technician, maker & electronics gal.
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