Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap
torchia@buffalo.edu
Date: Thu Aug 05 2004 - 13:55:30 EDT


So, what you're saying is that you can hear a piece of music, and not be
able to tell if it's computer music if you don't know the extent of the
composers programming chops? That seems a bit dubious a dividing line
to me.

> A digital
> algorithm burned into a PROM is no longer the responsibility of the
> musician.

Absolutely it is. It's the responsibility of the composer to decide
whether or not to use the algorithm, which is the most fundamental
responsibility there is.

--Ryan.

Quoting "gogins@pipeline.com" <gogins@pipeline.com>:

> I think Nowak's point, with which I agree, is that if the musician
> has
> responsibility for the algorithms, it is computer music. A digital
> algorithm burned into a PROM is no longer the responsibility of the
> musician. A csound instrument implementing exactly the same algorithm
> is
> the responsibility of the musician - he or she has the ability to
> change
> it, even if that choice is not taken.
>
> A better term would be "software music" or "programmable music."
>
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: lawrence casserley leo@chiltern.demon.co.uk
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 12:39:02 +0100
> To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap
>
>
>
> On 24 Jul, 2004, at 19:14, John Nowak wrote:
>
> >
> > In my opinion, "computer music" is music made with
> user-programable,
> > general purpose devices.
> >
> >
> OTOH, most digital synthesis algorithms (eg FM, acoustic modelling,
> etc) were developed first on general purpose computers as computer
> music techniques. Manufacturers then made dedicated chips to produce
> those algorithms more efficiently and cheaply, but they are still
> computer music techniques. The main difference is the reduction in
> generality and flexibility of control, which is there on a gp
> computer.
> Does that then make it no longer a computer technique?
>
> L
>
> Lawrence Casserley - lawrence@lcasserley.co.uk
> Lawrence Electronic Operations - www.lcasserley.co.uk
> Colourscape Music Festivals - www.colourscape.org.uk
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