Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment

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To: Neil C Smith <neil@...>
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Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:57 pm

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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Neil C Smith wrote:

> On 26 July 2012 20:43, S. Massy wrote:

i've probably used this quote before...

"tradition is a static defense against a chaotic community
and what would we gain by destroying it?" (annette peacock)

when i was 15 it seemed to me that breaking the rules was worth doing for
its own sake. now that i'm 48, i'm more interested in understanding the
rules, the history of the rules, the sociology of the rules, the
anthropology of the rules ... and only breaking them when its clear that
"the way we do things" is stupid, anachronistic or just the freakish side
effect of some historical event.

music (the ordering of sound in time, and perhaps space) is a *culture* and
doesn't really mean very much without a cultural context. throwing away the
yokes of technology-past is the dream of a 15 year old. embracing the rules
and ignoring the ones that no longer or never did make sense - that's how
culture (and music) moves forward.

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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Neil C =
Smith <neil@neilcsmith.net> wrote:
On 26 July 2012 20:43, S. Massy <lists@wolfdream.ca> wrote:

f but

Perhaps many of those things we've been dreaming of have turned o=
ut
not to be so interesting in reality! :)i've p=
robably used this quote before...=A0 "tradition is a static de=
fense against a chaotic community =A0=A0 and what would we gain by dest=
roying it?" (annette peacock)
when i was 15 it seemed to me that breaking the rules was worth doing f=
or its own sake. now that i'm 48, i'm more interested in understand=
ing the rules, the history of the rules, the sociology of the rules, the an=
thropology of the rules ... and only breaking them when its clear that &quo=
t;the way we do things" is stupid, anachronistic or just the freakish =
side effect of some historical event.
music (the ordering of sound in time, and perhaps space) is a *culture*=
and doesn't really mean very much without a cultural context. throwing=
away the yokes of technology-past is the dream of a 15 year old. embracing=
the rules and ignoring the ones that no longer or never did make sense - t=
hat's how culture (and music) moves forward.

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[LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 6:50 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Carlos sanchiavedraz, (Thu Jul 26, 7:08 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Robin Paulson, (Thu Jul 26, 4:07 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Thu Jul 26, 6:26 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Thu Jul 26, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 26, 7:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Fri Jul 27, 5:10 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Fri Jul 27, 5:19 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Al Thompson, (Fri Jul 27, 1:54 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Jul 27, 2:17 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Al Thompson, (Fri Jul 27, 2:20 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Jul 27, 2:38 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 10:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 26, 10:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Robin Gareus, (Thu Jul 26, 8:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 9:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Louigi Verona, (Thu Jul 26, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 26, 8:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Wed Jul 25, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 4:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Jul 25, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Paul Davis, (Wed Jul 25, 10:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 26, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Neil C Smith, (Wed Jul 25, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 25, 2:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] [Android|OT?] CamSynth - Just an experiment, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Jul 25, 8:45 am)