The Cut'n'Mix project started out as a means to automate the "Cut-up" (creative writing) technique in the form of a rudimentary Windows application I first developed in 1997. It gradually morphed into a tool for generating ideas and names for enterprises, products or pop groups. The point was to facilitate one part of the naming process that can be programmed into a software application: random selection. There is usually some element of randomness either in finding the pool of candidate words or in making the final combination. The Grateful Dead derived their name from a combination of two words randomly selected from the dictionary. The moral of the story is that the more random combinations of letters and words that you can come up with, the more likely you are to stumble across something worthwhile... Since the release of Windows 7 and 8, the codebase of Cut'n'Mix (developed for Windows 98 and XP) has more or less reached the point where bug fixes and enhancements are too time-consuming... Thus development of Cut'n'Mix has been frozen at the version 5.4 level... However, due to numerous requests the application is now available free of charge on an "AS IS" basis only:
Stargazer Jazz - Mystic Resonance: Abstract Expressionist Video Collage
This short flick by C.P.Bryan is a full motion demonstration of some of the experimental collage techniques employed in the software products from The Internet Annex. The intention is to create an altered states / space travel - space exploration, mysterious inscrutable atmosphere in much the same way that the featured music is itself an exploration of experimental, otherworldly electronic jazz. The soundtrack music is the full-length version of the track "Mystic Resonance" from the "Stargazer Jazz" album. Released in November 2015, and produced by C.P.Bryan, The Stargazer Jazz album (or individual tracks from the album) can be purchased from popular online music retailers like iTunes or Google Play. Or you can purchase the album at a special reduced price from HERE... Or listen to
Stargazer Jazz on Spotify.
ROBOCOLLAGE stores images and text in an embedded database to be selected randomly for automatic construction of a web page MASHUP. And when I say "mashup" I mean really mashed up: The image files are just strewn and layered randomly across the page... In addition to randomly drawing from this pool of prefab web page elements, the program also optionally allows for mixing up digital photos or artwork from a user-designated folder. The version 1.2 release is now free for personal use*. To view examples of artwork created with the ROBOCOLLAGE, Go to the Automatic Collage Gallery. To find out more details about the application, go to the ROBOCOLLAGE Information Page.
"Easy, legal, music licensing for amatuer video producers, film students and home movie makers. The online stock music library can be previewed before users download tracks in mp3 file format." In 2007, this service started as an exercise in creating a domain name based on a number of keyword options like: "free", "soundtrack", "music", "royalty free", "stock music". Initially, there were only four static pages of free MP3s for visitors to download for use in their video productions. In 2008, I developed a web application which could store the mp3 files to a searchable database. Since that time the system has been expanded to provide a wide variety of user search options. As of winter 2016, there are over a dozen different recording artists posting their music to the freesoundtrackmusic database which now contains over 1,200 compositions.
New for May 2016:
A lot of the recordings from the freesoundtrackmusic catalog have a real pop music feel: it is a shame that they do not have any vocal tracks. In an effort to reach out to vocalists I am posting some of the compositions that fit into this catagory to my new music demos site at the following address: