On 26/10/2014 18:52, Rick Walker wrote:
Terry Riley's work with the Time Lag Accumulator technique is a lot more interesting to me as an Stockhausen's use of tape delay in the formation of Musique Concrete.
Stockhausen's set up also had feedback.
Does anyone else resonate with these distinctions about our aesthetic and historical origins?
Have to admit that I'm not familiar with Riley's tape work. ..but yes, Matt's invention would seem like the beginning. The interesting thing is that Stockhausen had a way of doing long delay with feedback with just one modified tape deck. ...but no-one seems to care about that. I expect that innovations are generally done by folks with little talent for self promotion, and that hence they aren't recorded by history. ..and yes, I get that you have a foot in both camps in that respect :-) andy