What is a good way to release a Generative Music composition?
Marsen Jules chose to release his Shadows in Time in 300+ different variations on different media: a CD release (with a ‘static’ version), and a unique individual recording for every different USB-stick ….
Apart from that there are also some uniquely pressed transparent vinyl 12″ with a different version on each pressing (!).
This is not exactly your average enjoyable ‘contemporary neo-classical’ music, and it definitely isn’t ‘romantic’ either.
Though there are quiet parts, most of the piece is quite unnerving.
It is not an ‘easy’ Requiem to listen to. And it shouldn’t be, of course, because it seems there’s not gonna be a happy ending to this story soon.
“The greatest fear that I have….. is that nothing will change.”
Edward Snowden … [ Read More ] →
Because of the drones, atmospheric field recordings and insect sounds, this mix will be labeled as an ‘ambient’ mix by most listeners.
And of course it is…. but at the same time it isn’t.
It simply isn’t ‘unobtrusive’ enough to be ‘ambient’.
An hour-long journey of scene changes, meandering between *Kitsch* and *Kult* – a bit more ‘psychedelic’ than ‘ambient’, in fact. … [ Read More ] →
This shortlist presents some fine examples of ‘organized sound’: the final chapter of Multicast Dynamics’ four-part series, audio/visual experiments from Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelon, urban dreamscapes from Mario Gronnert and CommonSen5E, and, to conclude, a work by Richard Eigner that may best demonstrate why Varèse’s definition is a good one. … [ Read More ] →
New month – new selection. The April DreamScenes selection welcomes a new spring with a variation that properly fits the month of the year!
Featuring tracks by J.Peter Schwalm, Bionulor, Fovea Hex, Biosphere, Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelor, Djivan Gasparyan/Machinefabriek, Antonymes, Jakob Lindhagen, Guy Gelem, Quiet Noise, Chris Abrahams and Mark Lyken. … [ Read More ] →