Rack provides an almost limitless opportunity to explore, and I was seduced by all the variety into trying to do things that if I’m honest with myself, I don’t have the aptitude nor the affinity to attempt. I was banging my head against the brick walls of ‘melody’ and ‘rhythm’… Sometimes I’d produce something that wasn’t horrible - more by chance than design - but never fully satisfying.
So I’m going back to what I used to do: back in the days of cutting up tape and rewiring old lab equipment and my old VCS3: just making noise.
It makes me happy…
Currently working on a series of small patches: each one being a tear-down and rebuild of the previous one. They’re all quite small - in terms of the number of modules used - but Rack is capable of great complexity with a very small number of units. They’re all ‘generative’: each performance consists of nothing more than fading in/out and choosing when to start and end.
Patches are available here.
Noise #1: Dystopian Degenerative Landscape Noise