Re: MUSIC Techno and Prog ?

From: Digital Cutup Lounge (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 18:38:50 MST wrote:

> Taking music and art into new realms (for me) require a commitment to
> exactly the opposite, not losing "interest" in the fundamentals.

OK, but consider this: why should Western-style harmonies and melodies be
considered the fundamentals? The fundamental definition of music are that it is
sound organized through time -- perhaps there are other, more interesting ways
to structure compositions without using harmonies and melodies associated with
earlier periods of music. One of the things I try to do when I write
techno/drum'n'bass is to look for such alternative ways to structure the

John von Seggern
digital DJ -- producer -- bassist
Digital Cutup Lounge
Hong Kong

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