« on: February 20, 2017, 12:35:44 AM »
This is the art of listening, its about listening, about the experience and the creation of sonic art in the heart mind of this listener
Hi Julio, I watched the first piece on the video. It is interesting, but a bit romanticized and it only captures part of the process--the recording. I think that the preproduction/postproduction, as unglamorous as it may be, can be just as important, especially when studio effects are an integral part of the atmosphere of the overall piece and when a piece is as through-composed as this one was. The video also captures a piece primarily as a performance. My pieces generally are not realized as single real-time performances, because of the layering of different instruments and sonic processing that I back into what I've already recorded. Sometimes I use sonic bits that were recorded years apart. I wasn't even sure that the melody in the video originated from the Korg MS-20 that he appeared to be playing. I have one, and I don't think they sound that crisp, even with digital reverb. My experience has been that a lot of the creative process can be uninteresting to watch, especially the parts showing frustration when a bit doesn't work. Maybe it was just the slickness of the video that irritated me a bit.