Guess Who well it’s not me or Mr Hopkinson, answers on a postcard to the usual address.
The Cube Orchestra welcomed another new member (possibly two I’m not sure if Jon was just watching or joining). Nikki joins us after an education at the prestigious Guildhall skool of music. Now we’re a pretty inclusive bunch us Orchestra types but it’s always nice to know we have at least a couple of Oxford grads, at least one doctor and now a Guildhaller too, right on. Personally after my Ivy league education at Harvard, where I studied Eastern Philosophy, it was of to Sandhurst. Believe it or not I then continued my Education Captaining a great bunch known as The Gurkhas, now look at me, a shell of a man teaching for a living. Anyhow shut up man, whats all this education stuff about? Well I think in over a year (yes The Orch is a year old now) we’ve learnt alot and that is in no part due to the input that ALL of the orchestra has put in. This week was small turn out week
so luckily not many turned up. Perhaps some weren’t turned off by the rumour that The Orchestra had gone all techno, not guilty (though only through the threat of violence ). Nay the laptop Ale was using was to conduct us through the medium of Powerpoint presentation, put sommet up and we play to it voila. There was some great horn blowing from Nikki and relative newbie Muz , they also endulged themselves with some microphone holder tapping too. Hey baby whatever works, right?, right. We ended with a piece I thought sounded like The Mahavishnu Orchestra, which takes me back to my good ol’ beloved Hindu (and some Buddhists to be strictly accurate) Gurkhas. Ah the good old Wheel of samsara not only dictates life but is a good metaphor for The Cube Orchestra, who hit the highs and the lows, groovy.
Have I told you about the sinister truth that The Cube is run by Robots? well the truth goes much much further, for it turns out the Cube is nothing but a Matrix style computer world, here is some proof I found of an earlier rudimentary Cube program (i.e. pre-Mr Hopkinson who seems to be the designer of this arts ‘utopia) ‘ Look at the shoddy graphics, shocking really how they’ve got away with it all these years, the bastards.
Keep taking the medicine Richie Paradise
Never designed a Cube programme myself – just done a few posters. Morgan, Mr Tim & Jonno make the most conventionally designery designed ones imho . . .
. . . was what I was riffling on, but re-reading I think you were jesting I might have designed the whole shebang, which is further from the fact than what I thought you thought, I think . . . the closest person I suppose would be original originator Hogge, who is the only remaining member from when the group who set up The Cube in 1998.
So potentially YOU could be a piece of rogue programming inself, created by Hogge? Hmmmmm, interesting (cue chin scratching)(good name for a hip hop band that, H watdya reckon?)
Yep – and Hogge operates under the name VI using black and green visuals – same colour scheme used in those films and soon to be seen pulsing large over Bristol projected onto Tollgate House.
If you google “vi” a whole load of linux programming stuff comes up . . . maybe we are all in Hogge’s open source matrix after all . . !