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Pretty exited about the all seated concert hall. a venue ive not been to. 
Hell, just getting to listen to Ae with other people is a rare occurrence so this should be a real treat. 

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Seated Ae is Ae very much suitable for being recorded and shared

*hint-hint/wink-wink*

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Seated Ae is Ae very much suitable for being recorded and shared

*hint-hint/wink-wink*

=P

 

Totally.... and this time my Italian mate will be gagged.... it may not help tho.. its the passion innit

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I'm pretty excited for the NCH venue next month.
æ in a new space is getting me a bit giddy. Curious though as I've never been to the concert hall, how is it for an electronic gig? 
Should beat the living hell out of the Button Factory or that tent at Roskilde in 2005!

The pics from the Japan gig seemed to be quite claustrophobic with low ceiling. must've made for a very different experience 

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... how is it for an electronic gig? 

 

 

Grand, yea, seen Jean-Michel Jarre do his Oxygene there, plus BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Stars of the Lid, all sounded cool. I have a Main Balcony seat for sale if anyone wants - https://www.adverts.ie/concerts-festivals/autechre/15813695 - will trade for trips -  :music: 

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Hype-stations !!!

 

 

Dear Alex,

We look forward to welcoming you to the NCH this Sunday 15th July for Autechre Live.

Please take note of the stage & entrance times for this show below:-

7.40pm:  Doors open
8.00pm:  Support act Andy Maddocks starts
8.50pm:  Bars will close
8.55pm   Last Admission to the auditorium
9.00pm:  Blackout & Autechre onstage

Please note that drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. 

As previously advertised, the auditorium is in complete darkness for the duration of the Autechre show. No latecomers will be admitted. 

Staff will be on hand if you need to exit the auditorium. However, due to the nature of the concert, you may not be readmitted once you exit.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Best Wishes,
National Concert Hall

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... how is it for an electronic gig? 

 

 

Grand, yea, seen Jean-Michel Jarre do his Oxygene there, plus BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Stars of the Lid, all sounded cool. I have a Main Balcony seat for sale if anyone wants - https://www.adverts.ie/concerts-festivals/autechre/15813695 - will trade for trips -  :music: 

 

cheers for that. 

 

its gonna be sweet af

 

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Hype-stations !!!

 

 

Dear Alex,

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the NCH this Sunday 15th July for Autechre Live.

 

Please take note of the stage & entrance times for this show below:- 7.40pm: Doors open

8.00pm: Support act Andy Maddocks starts

8.50pm: Bars will close

8.55pm Last Admission to the auditorium

9.00pm: Blackout & Autechre onstage

Please note that drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

 

As previously advertised, the auditorium is in complete darkness for the duration of the Autechre show. No latecomers will be admitted.

Staff will be on hand if you need to exit the auditorium. However, due to the nature of the concert, you may not be readmitted once you exit.

 

We hope you enjoy the show.

 

Best Wishes,

National Concert Hall

Great bootleg conditions...
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Wimbledon men's final, World Cup final and onesix finale. What a day! Enjoy!

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They asked us to do a residency but we didn’t fancy putting together eight-hour DJ mixes. We realised we could make something of our own that could last eight hours. It was ambitious, but we gave it a go. We treated it like a Peel Session, just a giant one.”

lmao they just did eight hours of new music because they didn't feel like putting together dj mixes...

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“It’s very flattering, but we’ve taken from so many sources over the years that I don’t think we’re any more deserving than anyone else for any accolade,” Booth says. “I’m really reverent towards people like Mantronix, Gerald Simpson (A Guy Called Gerald) and Unique 3. There are people much older than us doing things that are far more interesting.

 

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sean is such a liar lol

 

imagine being in autechre and being like “lol yeah there are old people making more interesting stuff” haha ok dude

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Didnt he said therez no randomness in their music in an interview from 2001?

 

 

 

AR - Does software you use have any control over Autechre output?

 

SB - No, you have to define everything before you can even start. I don't understand what part you think the software is responsible for, exactly.

 

AR - Generative music...

 

SB - Well, no no what is generative music?

 

AR - Algorithmic music, random elements in system...

 

SB - This is the part you don't understand. You don't know what you're talking about. Do you know anything about generative music?

 

AR - Generative to me means generative algorithms, evolving systems of...

 

SB - So you know about mapping complex numbers against imaginary numbers, but what can you tell me about our music? Do you actually know anything about the way that we make music, or are we speculating? (laughs)

 

AR - I am speculating, so tell me...

 

SB - For start, the word 'random' -- it takes the shit right out of me. There's absolutely nothing random about what we do. There might be a lot of number crunching going on but there's nothing random in there.

 

AR - So you're not making instantaneous decisions based on whatever the computer is spitting out at a given time?

 

SB - Well I don't know, it depends what kind of action or reaction to a situation you've got. I mean, yeah, if I'm controlling a patch that behaves recursively then there's a vague quantum where I can only use my ears to determine exactly what's going on process-wise because I couldn't possibly see and process the numbers in realtime. Any sort of perceptive reaction on my part is going to play a part in the way that we react to the system, or the way we react as part of the system, but, like any quantum value as soon as you kind of ascertain what it is it changes. The problem with it is that it crumbles as soon as you discuss it.

 

I mean, all music is generative. Okay, any music. There's no.. as long as there's a rule and there's a determination in terms of process and you've got an algorithm. Any music can be broken down like that. I mean, it's really easy, the algorithm just becomes more complex in certain cases and simple in others. It might not have anything to do with how the music sounds, either. It might not be exactly directly or indirectly related. No, I don't use random number generators -- I fucking hate em. They're rubbish. I use a few chaotic operators but in terms of how much of it is bound to the system, I'm not really sure. Um, it's kinda like saying, if you program a drum machine, that the drum machine is writing the track. If that's the case, then we might as well not bother doing anything. I mean, should we give up? (laughs)

 

AR - What I mean is, is the instrument a third member of the group...

 

SB - No not at all. It just facilitates. It's just tools.

 

AR - Seems chaotic, like you're on the edge of losing control..

 

SB - The software is available, so as far as we're concerned we have to consider its use, and so we apply it where it is necessary, where it seems applicable. I mean, you know, they are tools, we're the people that are using them, there's a definite distinction got to be made -- you can't start treating software like it's got a personality or taste, you know? Taste is what defines people, it's what makes us different to software -- we're not software, you can't possibly consider a bit of software to be like a person. It's not 2001 -- I mean, it is, but it's not. We're not talking about fucking HAL, we're talking about a few bits of number crunching objects that don't really do a great deal until you feed them numbers and tell what to come out with.

 

It's like any generative processes are so-called lifelike algorithms; it's like cellular automatons supposedly replicating life-type behavior, it's fucking rubbish. They don't do anything of the sort, but they make really nice patterns. But I wouldn't imbue them with intelligence, just because there is intelligence behind their creation. It's like saying pyramids are clever.

 

It's silly, really. Yeah, I'm well into like messing with algorithms, 'cause I like the way things can interfere with each other, but... and I really like the exactitude of control you can get and the amount of math you can have within your system, or amount of system within the system, you know. I don't think any different now, to the way I felt when I was plugging a 202 into a delay unit that reads the square wave and generates a delay at that pitch and then changing the square wave width so that the delay unit gets confused. I don't feel any different now to the way I felt then, it's just the same, I mean, the fact that we're using computers to do it now, just makes it different set of criteria, different quanta.

 

I suppose the best part about it is designing systems from the outset using raw components, but that's not really different any from knocking PCBs up in college, so. It's all the same kind of thing, really. Electronics and the kinds of systems we use for programming are dead similar, that's probably why I use them. I don't do a great deal of codebase stuff, I'm pretty shit with code.

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