"When I was first building [these instruments], I had a sound in mind, and I really wanted to find a way to appropriately play that sound. But now, I think it's more about what my body is able to do live as one person." Yeah, I can relate to that! Fascinating. https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/noisey-author-punisher-the-one-man-industrial-doom-metal-band/5acb7ae5f1cdb34f6b795de3 Read more...

I have been experimenting with algorithmic composition quite a bit lately, and this really resonates with me:

“In many ways, AI helped me become more creative, evolving my role into something resembling more of an editor or director. I gave AI direction (in the form of data to learn from or parameters for the output), and it sends back raw material, which I then edit and arrange to create a cohesive song. It also allowed me to spend more time on other aspects of the creation process like the vocal melodies, lyrics, and music videos. It’s still creative, just different.”

Algo-Rhythms: The future of album collaboration

“It doesn’t matter if Facebook, Google and the rest have no malicious intent, or if they really do want to “bring the world closer together”, or “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, or “develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible”. We need to be free and independent agents of our selves.”

I’d like to think that every post made on a blog outside the Facebook and Google ecosystems, each time somebody tries some open source software, and every time somebody installs an ad blocker are small acts of defiance; steps toward a freer internet.

http://m.linuxjournal.com/content/how-wizards-and-muggles-break-free-matrix