Prepared piano is a perfect example of how thinking differently and reconfiguring available technologies can transform how you make music. In the mid-20th century, when composers like John Cage and Henry Cowell started placing cardboard, metal and their hands between the strings of a piano, they created a machine for...
While Ableton Live allows for meticulous editing and post-production, there's no denying the thrill that comes from making something live. For musician Rheyne, the studio becomes a live looping environment, with Live and a custom Lemur template at the center:
If you have Lemur for iOS, you can get the RheyneLooper for free at Liine's website. In the meantime, here's a fuller view of Rheyne laying down live loops in the studio:
Check out more performances on Rheyne's YouTube channel.