Imagine an alternate universe in which Raymond Scott’s circle machine – a great, mechanical disc capable of sequencing sounds – became the dominant paradigm. We might have circles everywhere, in place of left-to-right timelines now common in media software. Regardless, it’s very likely Scott’s invention inspired Bob Moog’s own modular sequencers; it was almost certainly the young Moog’s exposure to the inventions in Scott’s basement that prompted that inventor to go into the electronic music business, thus setting the course for music technology as we know it.This blog entry includes some nice software examples.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Circles and Euclidian Rhythms
Circles and Euclidean Rhythms: Off the Grid, a Few Music Makers That Go Round and Round