luka

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I'm not exactly sure what they're doing but I'm almost certain that film would be a better medium for it.
have to disagree with that. i think it works great as sound. experimental film is boring and annoying whereas this is exciting and fun.
 

entertainment

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When you're talking about the effect of discrete elements spliced together, it's impossible to ignore that this is the primal function of films because they are made of cuts.
 

luka

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thats true and applying that film logic to every other field has been the main development of modernism
 

luka

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but that doesnt make this stuff bad any more than it makes Picasso bad or Eliot bad or Joyce bad
 

WashYourHands

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@padraig (u.s.) you mentioned in another thread that xenakis is a hero of yours. and maybe that you were into a few other similar people in an older thread? i’d be very interested to hear any thoughts you might have on this stuff

@WashYourHands you posted that econtact article a while ago in the other electroacoustic thread. likewise, very interested to hear any of your thoughts on this stuff, if you ever feel like it

(not to put you guys on the spot, feel totally free to ignore this)

so far with xenakis i've only listened to a few of his earliest electronic works. diamorphoses, ph, orient occident, bohor. they're all really unique and good. bohor is the one i'd consider great. the rest i'd still describe more as "promising". get the sense it's the 70s when xenakis really went for it and achieved GOAT status, as far as electoacoustic music.



interesting how, imo, bohor mostly resists attempts at "discretization"--yet i still really like it. but maybe it's fitting that i find the specific events hard to track and mentally organize, since the work is supposed to evoke a descent into madness.
let me get through today’s horrors and I’ll get into some tune collections while avoiding wanky theory as much as possible, except when it’s relevant.
 
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