Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place


Subject: Re: Le mat?riau Sonore, hidden place
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 20:35:52 EDT


--- Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think you would disagree that a computer has
> a much broader
> pallet of sound then ANY instrument.
>

well, it's not a contest right? and it depends on what
you mean by 'broader' and 'pallet'. i think what
ned's talking about is how complex, say the sound of a
piano note is when you play a key and listen to the
sound of it decay...the sound is incredibly complex,
resonates with the other strings, different harmonics
(or partials, or overtones, whatever) reinforce and/or
cancel each other, and this all occurs over a period
of time and is influenced by how well it's tuned, how
hard you hit the key, the temperature in the room,
etc. to try to do that with a computer, well, we're
not there yet. and i'm not sure i'd want to be..there
are plenty of things a computer can do that a piano
can't...hold a tone for a realllllllly long time,
email, etc...so best to use the best tools for the job
and not worry which is better overall...i like using
both...either separately or in the same piece...it's
just color to be exploited.

b.

www.billthompson.org

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