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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Percussion as Composition

Former student Robbie Kirkendall sent me a link to his short write-up of Glenn Kotche's experiments with percussion. Kotche, perhaps best known as the drummer for Wilco, uses systems for developing compositions for other instruments (such as a string quartet) by recording and modifying the percussive instruments his four limbs strike as they build and dissolve rhythms. There are some striking similarities to the visual and sound work of Steve Roden, whose work we look at in this class. Anyway, check out Rob's post on Kotche here.

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