Demoscene – The Art of the Algorithms

Moleman 2: Demoscene – The Art of the Algorithms – a film that examines the art of demos, is available to view for free online or as a download:

As an impact of the spreading of computer technology, some new art sections have been born. Some of them just digitized the analogue forms, but some produced whole new artistic forms.

In former times, image-, and sound-based arts required not only intellectual but physical skills as well. Nowadays, computer programming allows us to create new-styled artworks using only our intellectual skills.

The 90 minute film explores demoscene subculture, told by mostly Hungarian sceneres, but it features also some other nationalities.

reTracked – Two Free Music Discs

Tracker Alex Radzishevsky sent word of his site, Retracked, and two free discs of tracker music:

Dear Synthtopia,

I think this never been announced at Synthtopia, that’s why I decided to draw your attention.

http://retracked.org is a community of people who recreate old favorite tracker music in modern quality. Everything is described at the main page, here is only a small cite:

“The main aim of this project is to create cover-versions of those wonderful musical compositions which touched our souls in order for more people, both familiar and otherwise with the tracker art, to appreciate and enjoy this wonderful music. “

reTracked already released two discs. Not only music, but complete releases with unique software player.

Free. Available in any quality up to CD.

Trackers are a class of music sequencers that emerged in the early days of personal computing. reTrackedĀ is a non-commercial initiative of a group of tracker musicians, traditional musicians and fans of the tracker art.

reTracked’s two discs of music are free downloads from the site.

SunVox Generative Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jams: Here’s an ambient generative synth jam with SunVox.

SunVox is available as a free download for Mac, PC & Linux. Continue reading

Awesome Abstract Demoscene Video

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fr-041 debris [HD] is a cool abstract demoscene video.

The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, which are non-interactive audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.

Details on the video below. Continue reading