|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS//
|1) I've looked for your CD's in some stores, and I live in
a country outside of the U.S. I can't find the CD's or I can't find
your book "Rhythm Science". What should I do?
International sales for my stuff has been uneven, but with a tiny
bit of additional effort, you should be able to find my stuff pretty
much throughout the world. I always like to suggest that if you can't
find my records or the book, buy the material online through iTunes and the book can be found at Amazon.com and MIT
Press. Also, there are some good international websites for folks
buying my material (Amazon for instance). If you are having trouble finding the book, drop us
a line HERE.
|2) What kind of software do you use?
I like to keep things minimal and direct. Alot of my older album projects
were done in Digital Performer and Sound Designer for Mac. My current
stuff is done with software that's PC oriented 'cause I'm in the middle
of switching platforms.
I edit my drum sounds using Recycle, a software plug-in for the Reason
software out of Sweden. The main editing environment I make tracks
in these days is Sonar, which is made by Cakewalk in Boston. I also
dabble (especially when I make my dj tools and scratch tools/edits)
with Ableton Live. Sonar has alot of plug-in modules that let me make
up drum machine sounds and whatnot. There's also MAX/MSP that I use
to come up with my some of the "strange" sounds that I use
to mix in and out of ambient projects. MAX/MSP let's you make up alot
of your own plug-ins, so it's more personalized.
|3) I'm a student using your music for an academic project.
Is that OK?
Basically, as long as you give credit, it's OK. The basic idea is
that for non-commercial purposes, I consider it kind of like a mix
tape. If it's a commercial project, things are flexible. Don't be
scared to get in touch. Just drop us a line here at the website. We
always try to work things out!
|4) I just saw a lecture of yours, and wanted more info on
the video and audio clips you used to highlight various points in
Most of the video material and audio material for the lectures is
taken from the DVD that will be out in my second book Sound
Unbound. The other stuff is in the audio or multi-media
sections of this website. Check it out!
|5) Why are you into talking about dj culture and it's relationship
to contemporary art?
To me, sampling is an artform that's inherited alot of issues from
collage. If you look at the progression of what was the avant garde
of the 20th century, there's alot of connections between what was
going on then, and what's going on now with digital media. My book Rhythm
Science (MIT Press) focuses on this
kind of thing. The CD that goes with the book has really rare recordings
of material from a wide variety of artists and writers like James
Joyce, Antonin Artaud, Gerrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp, Tristan Tzara
and many others. The basic idea is to link sound to art, and vice
versa. It sure makes art alot more fun!
|6) I'd like to invite you to my school or conference. How
do I do that? Or I'd like to make an inquiry into booking you to do
a Dj show. How should I proceed?
This website is the easiest way to reach me. My team over at Music
and Art Managment check this site alot, and they forward various
queries to me. The basic idea is this: give us the parameters of what
you're up to, and we can figure out something. I'm open to do shows
and lectures, I just have a really busy schedule, so we try to figure
out things months in advance. If you have other questions, drop us
a line at firstname.lastname@example.org