[PD] Pd performance at TED

Tyler Leavitt thecryoflove at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 05:25:10 CEST 2011


Is this a technological parody?

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Yes, it's exactly like that.  But that's the way the term was defined,
> which-- as you
> point out-- covers wide array of synthesis techniques and uses of digital
> computers.
> I would just conclude that it doesn't seem a particularly enlightening
> term, except for
> a specific subset of parodies that have to do with technology.  As a term
> of derision
> I think it's confusing/confused.
> -Jonathan
> --- On *Wed, 6/22/11, ALAN BROOKER <alan.brooker2010 at gmail.com>* wrote:
> From: ALAN BROOKER <alan.brooker2010 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PD] Pd performance at TED
> To: "Jonathan Wilkes" <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: pd-list at iem.at, "Cody Loyd" <codyloyd at gmail.com>
> Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:44 PM
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=jancsika@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> You're right, no one ever said that.  Even me.
> Did you actually look at the patch?  It is a technological parody of record
> scratching.
> It perfectly fits the definition given on this list.  If you don't think
> so, then
> please tell me what you can do with that patch that's so musically
> interesting that it
> would warrant buying a modern digital computer instead of a turntable.
> Well, one might want to connect the sampler patch to another patch that
> produces a contrasting sound, they both would share the same values sent to
> the atom to change pitches ect.
> Don't you think to say a patch that emulates scratching sounds from audio
> samples is a technological parody of a scratching record player, is a bit
> like saying a patch that emulates the sound of the piano is a technological
> parody of a piano (they are both instruments)?. I think one purpose of audio
> software to emulate instruments ?  Regarding if it is musically interesting,
> I'm v. sure you know record scratching is(was?) used as an instrument in hip
> hop and such.
> If a purpose of audio software is emulation of physical instruments  then I
> don't think it should be  labeled as a technological parody.  Otherwise you
> could use the argument 'why have a computer when I can buy a physical
> instrument' every time?
>  Just sharing thoughts really, interesting topic.
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