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Re: [microsound] an interesting monolake answer/ Birchville Cat Motel

I find sequencers to be conceptually a bit "conservative",
the whole notion of a timeline moving in digital ticks from left to right...
it encourages certain patterns of musical thinking and production
that are limited. The resulting music sounds often very standardized.

I mean...I use Logic almost every day of my life, but my favorite
software for composition (max/msp, metasynth, argeiphontes, radial,
audiomulch, bidule) all share a certain extent of non-linearity in their
conception that makes them much more stimulating and fun to use.
In this sense, Ableton is a positive exception among commercial software.
But then again...they lock you inside a cage with the quantizing everything
a tempo etc...


On 12/19/06, Damian Stewart <damian@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> emanuele de raymondi wrote:
> > In reply to a previous post, I believe that laying out a score for a
> > symphony
> > is extremely different than laying out .WAV or .AIFF files and MIDI
> tracks.
> I love to listen to and I love to make music that is made without the
> aid of sequencing devices, or at least with sequencing devices used as
> texture creators, rather than as rigid development-over-time parameters.
> The best microsound-y music happens when you set up enough equipment
> that you don't fully understand what's going on, fiddle knobs until it
> sounds awesome, then hit record.
> Anyone here ever seen Birchville Cat Motel live?
> --
> Damian Stewart
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