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(repost from My Musical Journey - 2011-07-17)

Had a busy weekend came back to a message from a friend pointing me at this link, in which fellow alonetoner and great musician Joshua Wentz spotted one of my tracks playing on a website that mashes together police scanners from a user selected city with ambient music from Soundcloud.

Creative commons luminary Lawrence Lessig (and others) talk about remix culture. We typically think of that as something that is done deliberately by a human that carefully (or not) curates artistic sources for their  creative works. Personally, I hadn't considered that there might not be a human involved.  In this particular case, I think it works quite well. In fact, I've picked up my guitar and started making accompanying ambient noises...  a weird hybrid of a generative system and a human improvisor.  Neat.

Check it out for yourself at http://youarelistening.to/chicago.

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Comment by John K-N on October 17, 2011 at 9:55am
Nice to find your music used in different ways.

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