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Re: The audience, and technology.
I don't know about this. I think a lot of people can get what you do if
good analogies and don't get too technical. Last weekend I played a rave,
had a woman ask if I had prerecorded my background tracks. I just told
a sense, yes. I recorded them here and had them immediately play back.
like being a DJ, but starting with a blank record. First you've got to put
something on the record, then I use all sorts of computer gear to screw
that recording." I didn't get a blank stare at all. People can be
they care. I usually never go into what I'm doing if they don't express an
interest. Give a brief overview, and "black box" the complicated stuff.
they want to know more, they'll ask.
> Thinking of the intelligence of the public. Many people in the
> know much that I will not know. We as musicians that use specialized
> technology to create our music, know things that most of them will never
> know, or care to know. After the fact, I always chuckle to myself when a
> listener has asked me a question like ..how did I get those sounds? I
> to try to explain about Looping, Reaktor, Spektral Delay, CrusherX,
> ReSynthesis, blah, blah, blah.... I find myself feeling like a complete
> Worse still the inquiring eyes have transformed into a blank stare. I
> at myself for not having a clue as how to explain any of it to them.