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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject: mind reading Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Back in the early 60s* William Hoskins envisioned a musical instrument that would play one's musical thoughts. Getting close.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6346069.stm

*I think he developed the idea while associated with the Institute of General Semantics in the 1940s but my memory that far back (60s) is getting squirrelly. In anycase it was described to me in the 60s and I've been waiting ever since.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Interesting.

In my old age I've started developing the ability to hear music in my head (thoughts). Maybe better musicians can do this at any time, it's only just started to come to me. I mean, this thought music is as satisfying as music heard through the ears; in many ways more so than music I can make with a synthesizer or computer.

I've been thinking, "Why bother realizing music when I can hear it whenever I want?"

So, if there was a machine that could read my mind and make music for other people to hear, it would be best to just directly connect to another mind and bypass the acoustical interfaces.

If I remember correctly, Hoskins believed that he received musical ideas directly from the greater human consciousness by some telepathic process. Perhaps we can just bypass the fancy technology and get on with developing our telepathic capacities.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:


If I remember correctly, Hoskins believed that he received musical ideas directly from the greater human consciousness by some telepathic process.


Yea, I recall it being a collective/cosmic consciousness anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:

I've been thinking, "Why bother realizing music when I can hear it whenever I want?"


For us of course Laughing

For music I'd like a more abstract control type than "send email".

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There's the IBVA. been around forever. Not exactly direct thought translation but neato nontheless.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Hoskins theories (not just musical)
Subject description: William B. Hoskins had quasi-theology of musical creation
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bachus wrote:
mosc wrote:


If I remember correctly, Hoskins believed that he received musical ideas directly from the greater human consciousness by some telepathic process.


Yea, I recall it being a collective/cosmic consciousness anyway.


Some William Hoskins writings on his ideas about the creative process and the "love field" still exist - if any old Hoskins afficionados are interested, I can dig them up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoskins theories (not just musical)
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Hoskins-kin wrote:

Some William Hoskins writings on his ideas about the creative process and the "love field" still exist - if any old Hoskins afficionados are interested, I can dig them up.


welcome Hoskins-kin to electro-music.com

We can set up a special artists forum for William Hoskins an post all the writings, compositions, sound recordings, and photos. I think that would be great! Hopefully, electro-music.com will be a long lasting archive. That is our objective, at least.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoskins theories (not just musical)
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mosc wrote:
Hoskins-kin wrote:

Some William Hoskins writings on his ideas about the creative process and the "love field" still exist - if any old Hoskins afficionados are interested, I can dig them up.


welcome Hoskins-kin to electro-music.com

We can set up a special artists forum for William Hoskins an post all the writings, compositions, sound recordings, and photos. I think that would be great! Hopefully, electro-music.com will be a long lasting archive. That is our objective, at least.


That would be very generous. I plan to re-establish the williambhoskins.org website too (I have to reclaim the DNS).
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