Opus 12 – Mystic Land

Another Renoise project. This one was inspired by the Renoise Music Competition to make music for the RPG Immortal Empire. Especially the winning song, “Goddess of Fate” by Jacek Dojwa inspired me to write something melodic, instead of Just Some Noise. Well, it was quite easy to make the beginning, because I was extraordinarily inspired […]

Just Some Noise

Last weeks I’ve been busy learning Renoise. The monthly workshop in Computer Music helped me a lot, and after last month’s issue I felt prepared for the job to make my own piece of noise. I have to admit: the drumtrack is based on the material CM offered – of course I entered the data […]

Slicing and Scratching in Renoise

The next totally Trackers workshop instructed me to slice beats and make my own drumkit. Interesting stuff and fun. Then in the next issue there was the scratching thing. In the olden days I always was concerned about the records when I saw DJ’s scratching, but with Renoise you can emulate the sound of scratching […]

Come feel Renoise

Trackers! A new way of thinking about music! For me, as a classically trained musician, my main purpose in studying electronic music is to make music from a new perspective. Now, while I use scores and notes in my daily work as a choral conductor and arranger of choral music, I use piano-rolls when working […]

  • 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”.