Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick

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To: david <gnome@...>
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Date: Friday, August 24, 2007 - 4:32 am

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On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 12:05:33AM -1000, david wrote:

I was thinking in regard to the number of variations over time, not the degree of expressiveness of each variation.

For example, even a band consisting wholly of keyboard players, a MIDI EWI player, and a drummer playing trigger pads (yes, I have been in one), will nonetheless introduce the kind of random variation and dynamics that would otherwise require many hours of painstaking editing and/or codiing to emulate in a sequencer.

Human players, regardless of how expressive or inexpressive their instrument, periodically get bored and/or make mistakes, thus introducing enough intentional or unintentioal variation to keep the music from getting too monotonous.

A sequencer or looper will just play the same thing over and over again, exactly the same, if you let it. It takes a lot of work to prevent it from doing that.

I'm always impressed by electronic music like Chris's (and Thorsten's-- I love "The Sample") which offers as much "information content" (using Shannon's definition) as that produced by a group of live musicians interacting with each other in real-time. That's why I was so eager to find out how he did it.

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Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Chris McCormick, (Wed Aug 22, 3:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, david, (Sat Aug 25, 9:14 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Ken Restivo, (Wed Aug 22, 9:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Chris McCormick, (Thu Aug 23, 2:01 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Michael TD Nelson, (Mon Aug 27, 10:31 am)
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Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Ken Restivo, (Thu Aug 23, 3:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Rob, (Fri Aug 24, 12:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, tim hall, (Sun Aug 26, 10:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Florian Schmidt, (Sat Aug 25, 12:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, david, (Sat Aug 25, 9:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Rob, (Sat Aug 25, 3:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, david, (Thu Aug 23, 10:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Ken Restivo, (Fri Aug 24, 4:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, thomas fisher, (Fri Aug 24, 3:42 am)
Re: [LAU] Chris McCormick, Philipp , (Wed Aug 22, 10:27 pm)