Monthly Archives: August 2011

Milton Babbitt

For this revolution [that of the electronic medium (my words)] has effected, summarily and almost completely, a transfer of the limits of musical composition from the limits of the non electronic medium and the human performer, not to the limits … Continue reading

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I am exhausted by the inaccessibility …

I am exhausted by the inaccessibility of the music I produce. (yet fear to produce something accessible on the basis that it may be perceived as superficial) Just had to get that off my chest. Its a fine line. On … Continue reading

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Is ambisonics the medium or the message?

This is a very interesting question. Ambisonics is cast as a medium that allows the composer, or game designer or whoever, to model a 3D soundfield the experience of which is close to the sonic experiencing of real space. I … Continue reading

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The medium is the message.

Marshall McLuhan apparently coined the term “the medium is the message” … circa 1964 in his book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). I havn’t read the book. I’ve only read the wikipedia entry. But its enough (for what I’m thinking … Continue reading

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Artificial Stupidity: needs that cant be met?

I am attempting to create an abstraction of the part of thought that causes irrationality. I am expressing this abstraction as software … as code. I am doing this because software is outrageously explicit. It is terminally finite, and I … Continue reading

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Artificial Stupidity (v3)

I made a mistake. Irrationality isn’t caused by multiple needs pulling in different directions. I’d say that this is the pattern of irrationality … but it is not the cause of it. If I need to put some petrol in the … Continue reading

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