Studio welcomes a new Glenn Sogge album! A Composer's Garden Volume Two.
Following in the footsteps of Volume One, with the concept of generative music, music that, like a seed, is planted and takes on it's own life. Unlike the architect, who plans and controls from the top down, the gardener starts at the bottom and exercises little control over the course the music takes as it grows.
Referring to the album notes from volume one:
Notes from the artist, from Volume One:
In a wonderful article written for Edge, Brian Eno discusses the idea of composers as gardeners. (www.edge.org/conversation/brian_eno-composers-as-gardeners
In it, he writes:
"... [E]ssentially the idea there is that one is making a kind of music in the way that one might make a garden. One is carefully constructing seeds, or finding seeds, carefully planting them and then letting them have their life. And that life isn't necessarily exactly what you'd envisaged for them. It's characteristic of the kind of work that I do that I'm really not aware of how the final result is going to look or sound. So in fact, I'm deliberately constructing systems that will put me in the same position as any other member of the audience. I want to be surprised by it as well. And indeed, I often am."
The pieces here are a record of some of the recent gardens I've toiled in. Using the generative tools built for the Reaktor system (particularly Spiral, NOD-E, and Metaphysical Fabrications) and the ability to design sounds by morphing between existing ones, some patches of sound were cultivated, weeded, and hoed here and there as the systems played.
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