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Re: ARTIFACTS.................the thread.........

"Rick Walker (loop.pool)" wrote:


> I once did a recording in the other room (because with percussion the
> harddrives are just too damn noisy) and on the way back into the room I
> stumble over one of my bags (too numerous to mention) of metal percussion
> before I could turn the record button off.
> What a killer artifact!!!   It got me on this kick of just taking random
> bags of percussion
> and recording dumping them over just to 'create'  random artifacts.  I've
> gotten several really interesting loops that were actually quite
> rhythmically useful from such experiments.
> I'd love to get an ARTIFACTS thread going.

sounds like a ct-project in the making, rick. :-)

> What are some really killer accidents that we have stumbled on in our
> looping trials and tribulations..........did any accidents lead people to
> new techniques.

a friend of mine, upon trying out my edp for the first time (and feeling 
he was soooo rhythmically challenged- a first-time looping experience can 
that) kept getting these little scratchy glitches as he played what was 
a great, simple guitar riff- bugged the heck out of him, but those funny 
sounds- which were quiet enough to blend into the mix at most points, and 
becoming auditory once the dynamics of the other sounds allowed, were the 
part. when we played it back he also realized that those *mistakes* were 
by far
the most interesting element...

i did a piece for ct-acoustic which was made primarily of staccatto loops 
what were essentially "accidents"- i have a small collection of found 
and metal objects that, especially when dropped from a suitable height, 
a really wonderful and fairly random series of sounds (my studio floor is
concrete). the trick is not dropping the heavier things onto toes or the
footpedal while in the throes of creative ecstasy... :-)

> I'm so fascinated with the RANDOM in music these 
> it, trying to create it without controlling it and then
> applying my rigid, form compulsive aesthetic to the results  <tongue in
> cheek>

> Well????????   Who will be brave and start it off?
> later,  Rick Walker
> P.S.  appropos of absolutely nothing, i'm incredibly proud and excited to
> announce that I have been invited by Sufi master musician, Daud Al' 
> to go and have an evening of improvisation with the wonderful Nubian
> musican, Hamza Al' Din who is one of my greatest heroes, 
> dancing around the room and even postponing my long overdue vacation by 
> day in order to do it.........wish me luck.......

good luck! i'm impressed!!

lance g.