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I got one idea for a way of collaboration – inspired by the work of Conrad Schnitzler. I had the idea to take one of his basic principles on which he has been working his whole life: in his early works in the seventies he started to work with several simple cassette players. Each one served like a track in a mixer. It was possible to influence two basic parameters: play/stop and volume. In his walking performances alone (as 3-track mixer) or together with another musician (another 3-track mixer) or with several musicians (each one playing one track), as you see in the stills from the videos:

He was working in producing 1000 different cassettes (= tracks) to be played in this way in a concert (but didn’t finish the 1000).

So my idea is to work (with digital means) in a similar way: produce 1000 tracks that can be played together. I did some work in Ableton and prepared 8 tracks, mixing them (with some more parameters than just play/stop and volume) and recording this mix:

It would be very easy to create a setup for a lot of tracks (basically this can be done in each sound editor who is able to handle multi tracks).

Super: SuperCollider

Last night I encountered SuperCollider: an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Great sounds, complex possibilities of composition and as well: live sound processing. Could be very useful for our ‘cotidianity 3.0’. I couldn’t find out if it offers as well possibilities of real time image processing … somewhere i saw that it is possible to connect it with Processing to be able to do both: sound and image. A huge field opens …