February 26th, 2007

beartato phd

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I am listening to Conlon Nancarrow's compositions for player piano, since goob lent them to me a couple of weeks ago, and I finally got around to listening to them more intently. They are kind of ever so vaguely like tom7 entertainment system, since they are composed in the same piano-roll way (be it virtual or in Nancarrow's case, actual) but the player piano pieces sound much more organic, being played on piano strings instead of square waves, and oh man are they much more rhythmically chaotic. It's neat stuff, and a lot more listenable than I was expecting.
beartato phd

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Given that both phoebus and a friend of easwaran's, leech, are both getting into LilyPond, I am beginning to wonder if I should look into it. I've been using abc tools for years, and they are not getting any less ghetto with the passage of time. Also leech's last post cracks me up, what with me being a Wesgansin native:

Note also that the two places in this country best known for their cheddar, Wisconsin and New York, are also two of the silliest-speaking places in America.