Frequency Enhancements

Burnt Friedman about crucial developments in music technology


excerpt from the article on DJ Broadcast

(…) Friedman gets philosophical on Doppler’s case. “Another brand-new, hilarious sound app won’t manage to fill the lack of musical information, but yet provides another temporary solution for a question of taste.” He goes on, “Without intellectual effort, technology tends to become a supplement for creativity. We can see that happening – for instance – with the enormous amounts of sampling libraries that go with musical software, so that the process of choosing between countless samples replaces the making of sound.” When asked if this technology could disrupt his intention as an artist, Friedman replies, “When used during a concert, it may disrupt people’s capacity to absorb the musical utterings, and thus may diffuse my intention during a live performance.” (…)

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