If the world's only Tandy Deskmate computer music specialist Ben Zimmerman didn't exist, would nerds like Dan Lopatin have to invent him?
Listen to the entirety of Ben Zimmerman's The Baltika Years album, released on Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never's Software label
"Compositions based on data run the risk of sounding less interesting than the descriptions of the conceptual thought gone into their construction." Emily Bick journeys to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research in Plymouth
Emily Bick feels the qualitative in the different approaches improvisors and composers take to the sonification of data sets
Composers who use crowdsourcing tools to generate musical material might be pushing technological boundaries, but this model of creative sharing is an illusion – and one that reinforces, rather than breaks down, hierarchies.