When I hit “play,” I was surrounded by a cloud of music that seemed to contradict itself at every turn — as if it was in a state of suspended animation, but it kept changing all the time. It was filled with energy and forward motion, yet it was somehow calming. It was highly repetitive but organic. It was rhythmically intricate but it grooved. It was often hard to pin down, but it didn’t seem very complicated.
Meanwhile I¹ found this one by Anna-Maria Van Reusel
and was hoping the YouTube algos¹ will find something for me. It suggested this one by Gabriel Gallardo Alarcon.
¹ An assemblage with Google web engine algo, let’s not forget³
² Or rather, “in c” haha
³ Satisfied to get to use same footnote ³ times
Super, thank you both for your performance (17:21 in, will re-listen a few times) and the links here.
While I prefer un-real, sur-real and more-than-real instruments, I am not allergic to the real instruments in a fatal way Or can maybe listen to the recording by running it through a granular synth on norns as a sort of an antihistamine ⚕
Anyway joking aside, I will definitely check those versions out – thank you! I’ve heard In C many many times, but it’s been a decade since last time.
There used to be a lovely iPad app by Matt Ingalls (IIRC) that allowed you to play the piece by yourself, selecting the number of contemporaneous cells, their relative balance, and overall tempo…here’s a link, not sure it still works on modern devices though.