August 20, 2012
An Existing Paradigm...
by Chris Randall
I've collected the audio from the last three YouTube videos ("Experiment 10," "textural," and yesterday's track, "barthes") and put them together with two other tracks I had lying about, and put them up on Bandcamp as "an existing paradigm." I'm also taking this opportunity to retire the Micronaut name once and for all, so if you'd like to be the 9th or 10th artist to use it since I started it in the mid 90s, then be my guest. This, and all future releases, no matter what genre descriptor they fall under, will just come out under Chris Randall. Seems easier all around.
The interesting track on this collection, from a technical standpoint, is "improvisational 2." This is one of the tracks I made using "pure" algorithmic composition techniques in Max4Live that I talked about doing some months ago. It is all hardware, and recorded in real-time; the algorithms control the dynamics as well as the individual notes, so it is different every time I render it; this particular one came out fairly okay, flow-wise, so I thought I'd include it here.
The other track that isn't the score for a YouTube video is the first one in the collection, "a whole entirety." This track was what I originally wrote for the Unsuspected Sounds compilation; it ended up being released originally on this comp.
Anyhow, pay-what-you-want minimum $0, although it must be said that the "Chris Randall" Bandcamp page is new as of today, and doesn't have the gigantic free download payload that the Micronaut Bandcamp page has built up over time (well in to the mid 5 figures on that one) so if I run out of downloads, I'll turn it to minimum $1 or something.