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MP3 Sam Ryan - Naked Dogs

Komplettes MP3 Album von Sam Ryan
Angegebene Spieldauer: 64:26
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 2002-12-15
Kurz-Beschreibung von CDbaby: Natural electronica with much wah-happy and pedal-altered guitar - escape to space with the C-music
alternative--backgrounds for every kind of day.

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Clear your mind. Sit back. Relax. And write. Write
down everything that comes into your mind. Look
at everything that comes out spontaneously. This
is called automatic writing. The mystics have used
it for centuries. William S. Burroughs randomly
cut up and pasted together different portions of
newspaper stories. Using the same principle,
certain evangelicals "speak in tongues." Much
of my prose-poetry booklet "Random Elation" by
Delmore McElroy (my "writing" pseudonym) was
written using this technique (available in Sam
Ryan’s Store on eBay at

The point of this is that you are going outside
of yourself to tap the great source beyond--
the collective unconscious--devoid of ego.
Beethoven did it with "Ode to Joy" Most
people can hum "Ode to Joy". But how
many can hum a melody by Mozart?

So I was trying to apply the idea of automatic
writing to music. What if you could write
a different song for each day--every day would
have its own song!

So I wrote a computer program that writes

Now I know a lot of you are saying what’s the
point of that, you talentless bum! One guy
even said, "Now I know how Helen Keller
would have composed music!" Welcome to
the future!

How did I write a computer program that
writes music? Take the C Major scale.
If you move the root note up to "G", you’re
still playing the same notes but it sounds
totally different. Why? Because the intervals
have changed. Suffice it to say my computer
program is based on intervals and intervals
of intervals.

I’ve often thought you could write music in
3 dimensions. Vertical would be pitch,
horizontal time; so what is the 3rd
dimension of music? The quality of the
note. Call it volume, timbre, power,
expression, emotion.

What about time? The notion of pitch
associated with a span of time that you
can organize and rearrange has always
fascinated me. The serialists had the
curious notion that pitches and time
values over a span of time should be
equal. Try writing music like that some time!

So my 3 albums--Naked Dogs (available here),
Proto and Blue Clouds (available in Sam Ryan’s
Store on eBay at
$10.00 each) are a grand experiment in
automatic music.

What does this music sound like? That’s
exactly what I wanted to find out. I really,
in the beginning, had no idea how it would
turn out--it was totally up to the gods, the
other world, the machine, the collective
unconscious, whatever you want to call
it. Now I can’t say that I didn’t get in the
way at all. Yes, I had to modify, play with
and mess with the raw music. Maybe one
day we’ll be able to press a button and have
a new song a day--but I don’t think we’re quite
there yet.

So listen to the results yourself. You be the

"The present day composer refuses to live
in the present".

--Sam Ryan

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