Apple PowerBook G4/OSX, mandolin, whatever stuff Gregory Taylor had
ditto about the Gregory Taylor stuff above
After coding up a new version of [rtcmix~], Terry Pender and I decided
to exercise the software by making a few plugins and patches
and seeing if we could use them to
do some mandolin/computer improvisations. The initial few times we tried
went better than we expected. Gregory Taylor was also passing through town
(we're fans of his music!), and we asked if he would like to join our
aging midwestern guys laptop 'band', and he said "Sure! I'm an aging
midwestern guy too! This sounds like heaven on earth!"
The pieces I've titled mando::summer (showing my utter lack of
verbal imagination) are excerpts from longer improvisations we did.
All was done live, with Gregory and I twiddling our mouse pads while
Terry generated happy mandolin melodies.