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Allen Strange - "Electronic Music..." exercises

Post by muncky » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:05 pm

I've been meaning to do this for a while, and would be great if others Wigglers at large would fancy joining in.

Reading through Allen Strange while away from the modular becomes quite a (delightful) abstract study, and when I realised I'd gone halfway through without doing any of the exercises, I realised I was really missing the point.

So, thought it might be interesting to set up a SoundCloud playlist to group recordings of exercises or practice arising from the bible that is Allen Strange's "Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques and Controls".

Only restriction for the group is to mention on the track which exercise you kicked off from.

my SC playlist can be found here - please do ping your tracks through on SC (PM would be great!) and I'll add them in:
https://soundcloud.com/danjec/sets/alle ... onic-music

(Note: post updated thanks to SC's idiotic idea to get rid of Groups, so I'm trying to find the tracks again to add them back in...)
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Post by a100user » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:31 pm

Great idea. Gives me an excuse to re-read it.

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Post by oootini » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:38 pm

cool idea! set up a group!

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Post by muncky » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:43 pm

link above takes you to said group, Oootini 8_)
please do join in...!

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Post by ym2612 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:37 pm

I read through most of the book without touching any of the exercises. This gives me a reason to go back and try them.

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Post by Voggg » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:09 am

Nice idea. Has this been reprinted? Is it available digitally? Amazon's trying to sell it to me for $1000

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Post by dubonaire » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:09 am

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Post by kisielk » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:46 am

Yeah...I'm would love to read the book, but obtaining it... :despair:

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Post by listentoaheartbeat » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:47 am

kisielk wrote:Yeah...I'm would love to read the book, but obtaining it... :despair:
Click here: (link removed)

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Post by oootini » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:52 am

ok - i'm in!

also, there appears to be some reasonably priced paperbacks of the first ed on amazon:


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Post by Carl Hungus » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:20 am

I've had no luck getting that here in the UK. Tried the route through the publisher but they refunded my money after 6 months.

I don't normally pirate but I'd love a PDF copy if someone has it please!

EDIT: A kind Wiggler has just posted it to me, awesome! :tu:
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Post by oootini » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:40 am

Carl Hungus wrote:I've had no luck getting that here in the UK. Tried the route through the publisher but they refunded my money after 6 months.

I don't normally pirate but I'd love a PDF copy if someone has it please!
luckily for me, the first copy on that link was for a UK supplier, which i promptly snapped up.

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Post by abstraktor » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:09 am

I have the first edition which I bought for a small fortune a few years ago - I paid for the digital 2nd edition from the publisher, but lost the copy when a laptop went down -it was a complete hassle to try and use it because of the over-restrictive DRM on the pdf anyway, so I have no scruples in using a rip, as I felt cheated by the publishers. Thanks for sharing the link mate.

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Post by EarlJemmings » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:31 am

Oh, I really dig this idea. I think I know what I'm doing today 8_)

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Post by listentoaheartbeat » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:44 am

Carl Hungus wrote:I've had no luck getting that here in the UK. Tried the route through the publisher but they refunded my money after 6 months.

I don't normally pirate but I'd love a PDF copy if someone has it please!

EDIT: A kind Wiggler has just posted it to me, awesome! :tu:
As I tried to illustrate with the LMGTFY link in my earlier post, it's the first search result when you google for 'strange electronic music systems pdf'. :)

I got my copy from the US, I think it was 70$ including shipping. Well worth it..

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Post by EarlJemmings » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:37 am

Recorded my first patch, from page 29 (2nd edition) using dc clicks as rythm. I'm instagraming as I find something interesting, then fleshing it out a bit and recording. Recordings I'll finish up and put up toward the end of the day. Until then, my instagram is http://instagram.com/bitreduction

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Post by vgermuse » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:50 pm

Just gave part of exercise 4.15 a whirl :hihi:

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169643498" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Post by Dcramer » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:37 am

Here's my take on the Dream Machine patch:
[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127435273" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
And Leedy's Entropical Paradise:
[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127945682" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
I'll add them to the SC group once I figure out how to get my iPad to do it :bang:
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Post by EarlJemmings » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:53 am

Recorded 5 last night - Submitted to group just now (embed should play all 5)

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/52814688" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Post by muncky » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:07 pm

basic sub audio patch - c. exercise 4.12

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169623718" params="color=ff5500&inverse=false&auto_play=false&show_user=true" width="100%" height="20" iframe="true" /]

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Post by djthopa » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:51 pm

Cool idea!

Ill try recording an example when i hit the studio :)

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how Strange

Post by Mr Marz » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:52 pm

my textbook for Elec Music 101, 1972.
or my post to keep track of this thread ;-)
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Post by tomorrowstops » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:27 pm

just scored a copy from amazon for under $50!

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Post by listentoaheartbeat » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:08 pm

muncky wrote:basic sub audio patch - c. exercise 4.12

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169623718" params="color=ff5500&inverse=false&auto_play=false&show_user=true" width="100%" height="20" iframe="true" /]
Cool! :tu:

I like how these excercises highlight the beauty of some of the simplest patches.

Gotta try something with the heterodyning examples.

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