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by strettara
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Broadcast
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Broadcast

Has anyone else here grabbed the Children of Alice LP that came out a few years back? Absolutely wonderful tape loops and experiments by James Cargill (one half of the mastermind duo behind Broadcast) - dedicated to Trish. Some of the most emotional abstract musique concréte I've listened to, proba...
by strettara
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

I’m having fun these days recording my interpretation of In C, where everything’s up for grabs. Indeed it’s written to be interpreted!

Btw Perfesser, you’ve lost a concerning amount of weight. I hope you’re doing ok.
by strettara
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

there's a limit to how many markings (hold my beer says Frank Zappa) you can make on a page Much as I love Beefheart, it says something about him that he had to put his collaborators through a year of hell to learn Trout Mask Replica whereas Zappa simply gave the Black Page to his bandmates and the...
by strettara
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

I can’t stand it anymore.
by strettara
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

gruebleengourd wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Get anything performed by Stanislav Richter
The Richters were both brilliant although Svatislav overshadowed the lesser known Stanislav.
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

I'd be curious to know what you pianists out there think about this controversial gentlemen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8vR6VP-3o_SpdnEBrpYGiQ He's a loon. Leaving aside the slowness itself, one objection he and his acolytes have no answer for is how do you play a piece written in triplets i...
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: classical music
Replies: 99
Views: 2160

Re: classical music

there are a lot of lesser known classical composers - bit of a travesty how under rated some of them are considering how incredible their work is. it REALLY shits me that we kinda have 1 main orchestra in Sydney - and all they do is play Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi (more or less) /rant. Years ago I di...
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 28
Views: 2773

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

Great - congrats again! Two days ago (after months of trying to find ways to justify this) I ordered a pair of ONDE resonance speakers by La Voix du Luthier. Those will be the perfect counterpart for the C15 (and the upcoming Osmose!) to make them an even more organic experience. Cheers, Bert I am ...
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?
Replies: 22
Views: 265

Re: would you recommend a modular to someone new to making music?

I wouldn't. I think most people would be better served with a good keyboard controller/sequencer, a daw (reaper, say) and vsts. Modular is expensive, untidy and it takes a long time to get what you want.
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: structure in noise
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: structure in noise

I don't know much about noise at all, but I like that Maurizio Bianchi track - it's very musical to me. I would have categorised it as ambient more than noise tbh.
by strettara
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 28
Views: 2773

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

My C15 arrived last week. Well I'm more than impressed. The presets are not all interesting to me (synth leads are not my thing) but a lot of them are very usable - mallet instruments, electric pianos, woodwinds and strings, plucked and bowed. But the really exciting thing about this instrument is w...
by strettara
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Large components = fat sound?
Replies: 132
Views: 3913

Re: Large components = fat sound?

Well I don’t know anything about electronic engineering, but I thought this was an excellent post: The title of this thread makes engineers chortle behind their Starbucks, whereas to musicians it is a perfectly legitimate question. And that illuminates one of the quandaries of modular synthesis. Thr...
by strettara
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: RIP Ennio Morricone - il Maestro
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: RIP Ennio Morricone - il Maestro

Some kind of a genius.
by strettara
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Production Techniques
Topic: Electronic music is the music of automation and accidents
Replies: 53
Views: 708

Re: Electronic music is the music of automation and accidents

I don’t know why discussions of music on this forum always degenerate into put downs and sniping. I do know that I’m very tired of the incessant glib one-liners from onthebandwagon. Anyway, maybe one of the reasons electronic music is particularly indebted to serendipity is that production/compositi...
by strettara
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Pete Farn - Videochannel
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Pete Farn - Videochannel

Hi Pete
Love granularkeks. Your work with the C15 largely convinced me to purchase one myself (it arrives in a few days). Great work.
by strettara
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much

Another Rodrigo special here:



I used The Party Van extensively when I had the monome - it was fantastic when it worked.

Here's one more in the inspiring (to me anyway) category:

by strettara
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much

Michael O. wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 pm
One of my favorites for many years running now:
Thanks for that, I’d forgotten where it was.
by strettara
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much

subbasshead wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:58 pm
Love the way they damp the bells here - could be done with a sort of lpg technique, sharply reducing the decay time and turning down the lp filter cutoff at the same time?

Here's another from Amadinda btw:

by strettara
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much



Amadinda percussion have a fantastic youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC59BjQ ... 5Je4SxdC_Q

Another great channel for interesting percussion acts is Vic Firth: https://www.youtube.com/user/vicfirthdrumsticks
by strettara
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What do you think of ROLI Rise 49?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: What do you think of ROLI Rise 49?

I have no experience with the rise, but I have been thinking about keyboards that would allow me to play keys like a woodwind or bowed instrument for some time and the roli was high on my list. In the end though I felt that a high resolution keyboard combined with a sensitive pitchbender for vibrato...
by strettara
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7205
Views: 581557

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Yeah, it can’t do a decent 303 bassline to save its life but the piano patch is good! I did put it in a slightly too small room though. I’m not used to grand pianos and didn’t anticipate what the loud sound would do in a small room with a wooden floor, a wooden ceiling plus several large windows. I...
by strettara
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7205
Views: 581557

Re: What new booty did you buy?

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/download/file.php?id=49288&mode=view Truly beautiful... I recall that Mike Muffwiggler had a jaw dropping Wiard system years back - maybe even before I joined the forum, but I saw pictures of it. I had some Malekko Wiard modules in my euro system and they were uniq...
by strettara
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Your Tunes Here
Topic: Generative modular synthesis by Harlequin Djinn
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Generative modular synthesis by Harlequin Djinn

HBCoffin wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:00 am
I like the overall mood of this, nice vibe. Well done!
by strettara
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Unusual inspiring performance videos you love so much
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Unusual performance videos you love so much

Another inspiring performance:

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