More from BLIND EAR — to be presented at our next Meetup on July 16th
“When we started Blind Ear there was no technology available that would allow us to use loops in real time with a group of classically trained musicians. We needed software built around the same paradigm as Ableton Live.
In Ableton Live you can place different electronic loops in slots on different tracks and trigger them whenever you want. A single loop will repeat until you switch to another loop on the same track. The problem with live musicians is that they are not machines (which is definitely not a bad thing!) and they need to see their music notated in order to play. We had to develop a new software.
This part of the project was Jakub’s responsibility. He wrote the software based on the idea of wi-fi connected laptops used as communication tool between a composer and a performer.”
(via REAL-TIME COMPOSERS BLINDEAR)
whoa! love that someone is doing this. somewhere in a notebook from a few years ago i jotted this basic idea down too, knowing i would never do anything with it. very cool to see this existing IRL.