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4Jul/06Off

Beats Watching Some Guy Just Standing There

This is the kind of thing I'm always hoping to hear about. Granted, my relative exposure to DJ culture is next to zero since I'd rather listen to things without any real performance aspect on my computer than while standing around some club sipping $6 beer with a bunch of 22 year olds. I'm always interested in hearing about things that involve more involvement in technology than simply blowing some of those tall trust fund dollars on a bunch of buying it and aping whatever is circulating on the battle tape circuit.

I'm not sure if I'd even be interesting in attending something that epitomizes the current state of the art but this sounds a helluva lot cooler that what pops into my head when I think of DJs:

For Maclean, who plays raves as well as programmer gatherings, the process is just as much about scripting as good vibe.

"I prefer it when the audience is dancing and doesn't care how we're making the music," he said. "Livecoding places the human right back in the creative process so you can't really call it 'computer-generated' any more. If we don't see programming music software as musical activity, we're missing an opportunity."

This likely warrants more research that I'm presently too lazy to do. Amazing how being awake for twenty consecutive hours will do that to you.

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