An Index Of Possibilities

'Sometimes, cutting into the present releases the future'

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bad Cassette

An experimental composition aims to set in motion a system or organism that will generate unique (that is, not necessarily repeatable) outputs, but that, at the same time, seeks to limit the range of these outputs. This is a tendency towards a “class of goals” rather than a particular goal, and it is distinct from the “goalless behavior” (indeterminacy) idea that gained currency in the 1960s.

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Si-Fi Motorik Arias

Experimental music is challenging to pin down because it is not a school or a trend or even an aesthetic. It is, instead, a position—of openness, of inquiry, of uncertainty, of discovery. Facts or circumstances or materials are explored for their potential sonic outcomes through activities including composition, performance, improvisation, installation, recording, and listening. These explorations are oriented toward that which is unknown, whether it is remote, complex, opaque, or falsely familiar.

 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Attitudes Of Form

research + indeterminacy + change = experience research + indeterminacy + experience = change experience + change = indeterminacy research + non-subjectivity = indeterminacy non-subjectivity + change = research

 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

In & Out of Sync

Necessity is the mother of invention. Routinely, we are irritated by not having that we desire, or even require, frustrated by what is lacking. Creativity theorists would now most likely identify the frustration as a driving force for creative activity.

 

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Primes XFader TransFoggers

Experimental in music seems to me, it should be something that through the music, through the way it’s performed, possibly though the way it’s presented . . . socially and in concert situations . . . suggests the possibility of change. . . . The music becomes a kind of metaphor, if you will, for a social situation, that it suggests a way of organizing your thinking, your attitude towards the world, which suggests that the world could be different. . . . So that would seem to me now what experimental is about, providing a kind of model, an incentive for the notion of change.

 

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