Thu Oct 25 13:48:34 EDT 2012
Been thinking about music a lot lately. Mostly about where I left
off: confused by too many possibilities, and a disappointment with
pure algorithmic music.
The trouble is that there is always going to be some "edit" or "tweak"
that takes a compressed (algorithmic) structure and turns it into
music. So why stop there and not make everyting a tweak, and use the
algorithm just as a compositional aid.
A. pure algorithmic
B. (re-)assembly algorithm
Pure algorithmic just doesn't exist.
So what do I want? I want a composition tool. A sequencer.
Something that I can trust, that I can extend and bend, but not
something where the extending and bending becomes the only thing I do.