Tony Williams aka Addison Groove has been busy since we last checked in with him, releasing a full-length debut for Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label (also home to Phon.o), and touring constantly. Tony recently shared some choice opinions on his favorite music software with Computer Music magazine, and had this to ...
Prepared instruments. Noise as music. Field recordings. Randomization. Electronics, tape machines and record players as musical instruments. Even if you have never heard his compositions, it's hard to overstate the influence John Cage (who would have been 100 years old this week) has had on modern music.
Looking to implement some of Cage's pioneering ideas in your own music? Here's a great example of how it can be done: Melbourne-based musician Philip Jackson transcribed the instructive score for HPSCHD, a collaboration between Cage and LeJaren Hiller, for Ableton Live. Watch and hear the results:
Visit Philip's blog for more Live goods, including free Instrument and Audio Effect Racks.