« on: September 15, 2014, 02:16:42 PM »
Due to circumstances I’ve not had time to really catch up on all the posts in this thread till tonight.
I’m not sure, but if it is possible that my initial contribution, with it’s reflections on the ways in which changing technology affects creativity prompted the upset of later posts – then please forgive an old man in his reminiscences…..I was not focussing on the technology, but the creativity involved….I was not commenting on whether old or new technology is better, just how the creativity was affected. I have a new digital camera which is able to autofocus so I can snap away until I have a composition I like – whereas in the past I would have to create the composition to take the picture…
I was contemplating the original quote and seeing what thoughts about the creative process it raised for me – such as the importance of fun…..and trying to engage in discussion amongst peers…
Cosmic fabric – you mention Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Jean-Michel Jarre, Oophoi, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream as your gear inspiration – but I assume these artists all started with a single synth and a reel to reel.
Oophoi did enjoy gear but a direct personal quote was that his ‘dream’ effects chain was a roland VP9000, TCm3000 and sony minidisc 730 – none of which are particularly high end gear. I also find inspirational how he also valued and supported creativity in others. I can’t speak about the others on your list.
I bought some new CDs today – turned out they are mono and recorded between 1946 and 1958 on old analogue equipment – it takes a bit of getting used to, but the skill in the playing is obvious.