so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times
but i am delighted to announce
somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing
and They're Good, Folks
(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)
actually all the bytes are bugs and my program shuffles them around (the registers are the cocoons where they pupate)
ya see buddy, the problems right here, ya got a case of the creepin X, scribbling all over ya buffers like a 3 year old with a crayon
While we're on the subject of decolonising music history/teaching: the first piece of music made by manipulating tape recordings is from Africa. Halim El-Dabh wrote "Ta'abir al-Zaar" ["The Expression of Zaar"] in 1944.
You can find out more about him from his website: http://www.halimeldabh.com/
Note that he was spotted by the US government as a talented composer and recruited to a US University, so there's not a good excuse for ignoring his work, and yet he's not often discussed.
when I'm depressed, I sometimes think that noise is entropic, that it is just a sloppy imitation of music
when I'm thinking more clearly, I see that music is entropic, it turns a few of the things that make noise work into specimens in a flea circus, and as they die and lose meaning it must harvest more
if you listen and it isn't dissonant, we have established that intervals are a shorthand for crafting harmony and can't determine or explain it
it's a massive fuck you from psychoacoustics to traditional music theory
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