Meditation in Jazz

Yes, I invested some of my money to upgrade Ableton Live to version 6! It’s great, and the interface inspires me, so, today I had some spare time to make a new – instrumental – piece of music. I admit, again I used a lot of ready-made samples grabbed from the Computer Music DVD, but it is the arrangement of the ideas that shows the artist! Ahem. One problem I still didn’t solve: how to make a smooth end to your arrangement? This time I simple stopped while recording the automation and edited the raw piece in Audacity, that great and underestimated freeware audio-editor. I can live with the result, so I proudly present my opus 2.


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  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.