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Re: kingcrimson in sf-no loop content / soundscapes
> peter b. said:
> >I've noticed whenever someone attempts Soundscapes they're really
> cchhhhwwrauugh, now *there's* a (dinosauric) crock of shite..... again!
> so many years later, this minor ignorance still gets up my nose.
> what exactly is a 'soundscape'?;
> i know that neither eno nor fripp coined that term.
OK - This is my turf. Soundscapes are sound environments, usually beatless,
and strongly connected to the original ambient concept stated by Brian Eno:
"Ambient Music must be able to accomodate many levels of listening
without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is
Eno's "Music For Airports (ambient one)" was multiple-loop based music but
"On Land (ambient three)" is a better example of soundscapes created using
a variety of techniques to establish a series of sonic landscapes.
While Eno coined the term "ambient music" for these types of music,
the term "soundscape" was coined by composer R. Murray Scafer for the
everyday sound environments that we live in. His World Soundscape Project
is dedicated to listening to, measuring, analysing and documenting the
sound environments. (His book "The Tuning Of The World" is a good
Musical soundscapes are designed to replace, enhance or intermingle with
our personal daily soundscapes. They can often be mood-altering or
> what exactly is 'frippertronics', but a description of robert's version
> techniques that were already in existence when he learnt them?
That's exactly what it is.