Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap and back


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap and back
From: Shane Turner (shane.turner@sympatico.ca)
Date: Mon Jul 19 2004 - 11:08:08 EDT


> In 40 hours of listening to (studying) 2 1/2 hours of Phil Spector
> (Back to Mono) or Cold Cut, Kid Koala, DJ Food or Amon Tobin, I will
> have probably run out of things to say (your distance may vary), yet
> I can listen to Pierrot Lunaire (choose your poison) for 40 hours and
> still plumb other depths. (A limitation of my mind and perception?)

Actually thats interesting, as I took a few friends who listen quite a lot
to those aforementioned titles and other electronic pop to Rien a Voir last
year and occasionally to the odd EuCuE. They would agree with you... the
reason they aren't "into" "electroacoustic music" is in fact that there is a
LOT going on in such works, and they felt (stated) there is far too much
going on, and were getting fatigued after about 5-10 minutes of listening to
yet another change, or listening to so many layers. In any case, they simply
weren't digging it, although it was an interesting novely.

That being said, it could have been the works that were being played, I
think they would have enjoyed the extremely minimalist side of John Oswald
(aparanthesi).



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