Barnaby Walters

Arranging atoms and pressurising air in a variety of manners.

✨🌟 shiny inevitable mortality distractions! 🛠 building a cultural heritage centre at Wassermühle Brömsenberg 💃🏻 playing old music for new dancing with Duo Gerhardt & Walters 🎼 building hurdy gurdies, playing gurdy blockflute dulcimer accordion Pd voice 🚀 building the indieweb ❤️ philosophising inexpertly about how humans communicate, relate and connect ⚖ helping assess the Icelandic school system at Skólapúlsinn 🍕 baking pizza, granola, bread 🌟✨

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  1. I’ll be at the Mazurki Festival Tagowisko Instrumentów (Musical Instrument Exhibition) with my instruments on Saturday the 28th. It’s not on the English programme, but is on the Polish one so is definitely happening! Come and try out my gurdies, and see my (experimental) MIDI system and hybrid synth in action!

  2. Brian Suda: Dear Lazyweb, does anyone know someone who is an expert in Art History, specifically portraitures. The, would they be interested in chatting about a potential project based on some of his crazy ideas. Mainly looking into the future of how we see ourselves based on the past.

    @briansuda clarerosehistory.com is a friend of mine in the UK. Website is mainly focused on textiles, but IIRC she also knows a lot about portraiture

  3. Hurdy Gurdy , finished and picked up by the customer!

    3x chanters, 2x drones, 2x trompettes, 4x capos, 4x sympathetic strings, 3 channel active preamp system. Very happy with how this one came out — in fact I need to retro-fit some of the electronics changes onto my own instrument… No more 50Hz hum!

  4. Anyone trying to buy stackable ("Arduino-style") headers from eBay, "elec_mall2012" is the only Chinese seller I've come across who actually shipped stackable headers. All the others shipped normal ones.

    The other sellers were always very good about refunds, but shipping takes so long that it's still a waste of time. Would recommend buying from elec_mall2012, or just shelling out the extra few euros to buy the headers from a US or EU component dealer.

  5. Edward Randell: @BarnabyWalters Thank you for posting the lyrics from Moondog 2! (https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/4mT1N/). I have all the rounds transcribed (music notation-wise) but had been unable to decipher some of the words – was so happy to find your blog post :-)

    @edwardrandell glad you found it useful! I got stuck on some of them and found the lyrics elsewhere but wanted to have them all in one place. I'd love a copy of the notation if you'd be willing to send it to me! Might be worth transcribing to ABC and adding to the lyrics page as a complete reference

  6. 🎼 Three Rivers

    A condensed and lightly processed field recording, presenting the sonic characters of the three rivers which flow past my house.

  7. Put my Shruthi XT back together after the final missing piece for the 4PM filter board upgrade arrived, complete with its fancy new laser cut walnut panel! The whole case is now solid walnut.

  8. Has anybody tried using concentric pots (like this one) on a module to have the control and attenuverter for a parameter in the same place? i.e. the upper knob is the value/offset, and the lower knob would control CV input attenuvertion.

    Generally I prefer having a real knob for control and a trimmer for attenuvertion, but stacking them could save space for “micro” modules.

  9. Sven: neat! Which market did you find this at?

    @HeNeArXn Rathaus Schöneberg, last Sunday. I’d not been before but it seems like a good market for old electronic junk! There were a bunch of cassette recorders and a really cool old film projector too.

  10. Found at a market in Berlin: what I think is an old DIY oscilloscope, complete with handwritten panel lettering!

    I’m guessing this could have been a build by someone living under the GDR who couldn’t get hold of a scope.

  11. Noticed that, having learned to use the beating effect to tell when two pitches are slightly out of tune, I now can trick myself into thinking that in-tune sounds are out of tune by applying light sine-shaped tremolo to them. Wonder if this works for people who haven’t learned to tune using beats?

  12. Julian Oliver: To be an ex-pat in Germany is to accept you will be routinely 'Germansplained', a unique kind of explanation whereby you're not only told why what you've done is wrong &/or not good, but told it >=3 times & that if you do it again you're an idiot. Often followed by chirpy goodbye

    @julian0liver I believe the verb is “klugscheißen” https://en.pons.com/translate/german-english/klugschei%C3%9Fen I have extensive experience with this as well!