Free improv - the hard way

Paterson, Justin ORCID: (2013) Free improv - the hard way. In: Proceedings of the 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 4-7 May 2013, Rome, Italy.

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As a fringe genre, 'Free Improvisation' does not normally attract large production budgets. Often time-constrained, the subsequent technological approach to the production tends to emphasize the naturalistic and neglects many of the tools & techniques that are commonplace in contemporary popular music.
The author produced the album, 'The Making of Quite Things' by The Number (featuring Keith Tippett). This album consciously employed a range of contemporary approaches such as creative & corrective automation, reverberation- matching, audio editing and extreme compression, whilst maintaining an overall impression of minimal mediation. This paper considers and contextualizes such an approach, reflecting on the practice and its implications for the genre.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Music
Music > Record production
Depositing User: Justin Paterson
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 08:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:20

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