Re : Methods of Creation / Setup

Subject: Re : Methods of Creation / Setup
From: Louis Dufort (
Date: Sun Sep 18 2005 - 15:57:28 EDT

> Perhaps listening would be a good place to start?

Definitely!, and If I were you Morgan, I would start to simply do a lot of
soundscape recording as well studio recording like bunch of kitchen tools,
bowls, stuff with nice attacks and resonance, plastic paper sound, ripping
stuff like boxes etc. sky is the limits. Always make stereo recording

Once you got all your sound recorded, start to simply edit them, clean them,
naming (properly namming files is a big must! very important!!) and
classified them by i.e. Morphology.

Then , I would suggest you make a couple of short morphological (1 to 3min)
studies strickly by using basic technics such as, montage, micro-montage,
transposition, reversing sound, looping, delay and reverb.

Forget the dsp for now, and Live is a perfect software, you should only use
one sequencer software and LIVE does everything and more so stick with it!
Experiment different sructure in the session mode and record everything in
the arranger, make a lot of remixes to have a feel of form and structure.

Eventually I would maybe suggest you to try out Metasynth for your DSP, it's
easy and powerful and it's in real-time.

Here's some pieces that were elaborate with those technics

Mostly all the Pierre Henry works, listen to Voile d'Orphée, Symphonie pour
un homme seul, Variations pour une porte et un soupir.

Look also into the GRM group, Bayle (expérience acoustique, Ferrari, Chion,



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