Re: Prix Ars Digital Musics results

Subject: Re: Prix Ars Digital Musics results
From: matt kober (
Date: Wed Jun 23 1999 - 14:33:13 EDT

--- Anomalous Records <> wrote:
> At 7:23 AM -0700 6/23/99, matt kober wrote:
> >Pierre schaeffer would be proud...he
> >was one of the first experimental turntablists,
> after all.
> >
> >I think Africa bambaataa started the first "you
> dropped your ea in my
> >hip-hop" when he began mixing German electronic
> music in with his
> >breakbeats...
> I've seen this mentioned often and I think it's a
> stretch. While Schaeffer
> used turntables, he was not playing other peoples
> records as Bambaataa and
> everyone since, but using discs he cut himself,
> wasn't he?
> I mean it apples and oranges if you compare
> collaging your own material and
> appropriating other's works, isn't it?

john cage also was one of the first to use turntables, and he, as far
as I know used other recordings in new and unique contexts

26'1.1499" for a string player (1953-55)

par example...

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