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Re: Teo Macero "Modulations" Interview online
macero did a great job on Miles records and with some others artist, but
clearly he's going nut...
mostly for his anti-sampler statements... basically he was doing the same
stuff, with some other tools.
I've seen often this kind of reaction ("we made true music... today it's
all only shit") in older musician, great ones too, not been able to
their talent during the years. I think it's a normal, "aggressive" reaction
to feeling surpassed from other younger people, new technology, new ideas,
By the way, Macero was a great genius for his era. I have huge respect for
its work and contribution. Silly statements apart.
At 02.44 02/02/99 -0800, you wrote:
>The full transcript of Iara Lee's interview with producer Teo Macero (a
>brief excerpt of which was featured in the documentary "Modulations")
>can be found at the ever-excellent Perfect Sound Forever site:
>Two reasons why this is important reading for those on the list:
>-- Macero makes several references to looping the playing of the
>musicians he worked with and then integrating those loops into the
>productions he oversaw.
>-- He also makes a somewhat alarmingly high number of critical comments
>about the modern electronic movement, and sample-based music in
>particular, chastising it for lacking musicality and emotion. My
>reaction was one of reading an old man lamenting the fact that "these
>kids today just don't do it the *right* way -- like *we* used to waaaaay
>I highly recommend the interview to any and all, and would like to hear
>other reactions to in.