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Sound artist & composer based in Nashville, TN. Recent work focusing on data, information and interactivity.

http://aaronhokedoenges.com/

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#DOTN: we call it 'The Celebration'. Pour it straight from any bottle gifted to you. Serve neat. Or any other way you like it.
This man is an artist. This week he packs up one canvas for storage and turns his full attention to new work. Well done, @bryancurrie. Thank you for what you have done, and what you continue to do, and what you will be doing.
Hey all, I've posted a longer and #uncensored version of #Unspoken [for Craigslist personals and Electronics in four channels] on my website. Link in my profile. Please note, it is definitely #NSFW - contains adult themes that some may find offensive.
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I've been thinking about how to use this medium to tell #stories while working on this one. What makes a story telling good? Does it need to rise and fall? A series of linear events? Does it need to return to some form of 'home'? Can it evolve and be continuously told as it is lived? Not sure I know the answers. Which probably means I'm not entirely sure how to judge if this is a successful piece or not. Something to keep working on, I think.
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Unspoken [for Craigslist personals and Electronics in four channels] is a #meditation on #hopes and #desires that may seem too personal to speak aloud. It is a real time piece intended to be installed in a space and played continually as it pulls the text and titles from four…’categories’…of #Craigslist #personals. It whispers the text of four ads and randomly speaks aloud the titles picked from roughly 200. The organ #music is loosely based on pitches of the spoken words with some adjustments to give a greater range of notes. #Angelus bells chime whenever the postings are updated. #soundart #composition #computer #music #computermusic #electroacoustic #ableton #maxmsp
#InTheStudio: Unspoken

Finished this one up over the weekend. Cleaned up the organ lines so they wouldn't get so muddy, and adjusted some of the levels for better balance. As a final layer, I added bells that chime whenever the #craigslist postings get updated. They're intended to be reminescent of #Angelus bells. Each category of personal ads has a different pitch assigned to it. Ultimately decided not to include any interactivity in this one. Didn't seem appropriate for some reason. I hope to get a longer excerpt published on my website in the next day or two. 
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Unspoken: for craigslist personals and electronics in four channels. It pulls the text and titles from four…’categories’…of craigslist personals. It whispers the text of four ads and randomly speaks aloud the titles picked from roughly 200. The  organ music is loosely based on pitches of the spoken words with some adjustments to give a greater range. Bells chime whenever the postings are updated. #soundart #composition #computer #music #computermusic #electroacoustic #ableton #maxmsp
#InTheStudio: Unspoken

This one''s still crashing on me occasionally, but I think I'm making some progress. One more layer to finish it off. I imagine it in a space sitting just under the surface. Subtle. #Sinister? #Reverent?
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For craigslist personals and electronics in four channels. It pulls the text and titles from four…’categories’…of craigslist personals. It whispers the text of four ads and randomly speaks aloud the titles picked from roughly 200 ads. The  organ music is loosely based on pitches of the spoken words with some adjustments to give a greater range. #soundart #composition #computer #music #computermusic #electroacoustic #ableton #maxmsp
#InTheStudio @nowatnpl researching for a nod to  #JohnCage. He looms large. But he probably didn't work on a large loom. Though knowing what I know of him it really wouldn't surprise me if he had.  #soundart #composition #computer #music #computermusic #electroacoustic #indeterminacy
Lunch date with the hubs at the place that fed our wedding guests. #síporfavor @mastacos
These two tweets were neighbors in my feed. And it sounds about right.
#InTheStudio: Unspoken ***********************
This one is currently for craigslist personals in four channels (I tried to pick the PG-13 parts). I may introduce some interactive element, I haven’t decided yet. It pulls the text and titles from four…’categories’…of craigslist personals. It whispers the text of four ads and randomly speaks aloud the titles picked from roughly 200 ads. Gendered voices are reflective of the gendered 'category' the specific ad was posted in. The  organ music is loosely based on pitches of the spoken words with some adjustments to give a greater range. It updates with new text whenever Craigslist does, and is designed to be installed in a space and left to play continually. Thinking about things that seem too personal to speak aloud, for whatever reason that might be. Hope you enjoy. Or, at least find it interesting. #soundart #composition #computer #music #computermusic #electroacoustic
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One of my favorite things about this man is his sense of adventurous curiosity. Sometimes it takes us to weird things like turtle races 🐢. Sometimes it takes us paddling 🚣‍♀️ down a canyon of sky scrapers 🌃 at sunset 🌅. Wherever we end up, I'm usually pretty glad to be there with him. Thanks for adventuring, @bryancurrie. Here's to many more to come!