[PD] Pd performance at TED

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Jun 19 17:31:49 CEST 2011

On Jun 19, 2011, at 9:50 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Jun 2011, Marco Donnarumma wrote:
>> it seems quite sad to me that the first performance with pd at ted  
>> has to be this. With all the respect due to Onyx, but using control  
>> sensor to play as a dj seems a technological parody. Besides, the  
>> whole system looks a bit clunky, doesn't it?
> Does it ?
> Do you care to explain yourself ?
> What's a « technological parody » ?
> And what's that thing you call a « dj » ? You use it in your own  
> name thesaddj. What's your relationship with that word ?

I think the key is not what it looks like, but what he does with it.   
He's making music with it (no ifs, ands, or buts), he clearly has  
musical skill with his instrument, and is able to keep the musical  
timing tight.  These are all difficult things to do, and from what  
I've seen 95% of performance with new interfaces for musical  
expression does not achieve one of those goals solidly.



"Making boring techno music is really easy with modern tools, but with  
live coding, boring techno is much harder." - Chris McCormick

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