【Videos】Laurie Spiegel - Drums (1975) ~ FusoElektroniqueLaurie Spiegel - Drums (1975). Published by Loop507 on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 in Music Floor
Created with the GROOVE system at Bell Labs. Excerpt from: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cult... "A technical breakdown of the GROOVE setup can become pretty complex, but, in brief, the system was controlled from a room that held a console, a monitor, a three-octave keyboard, and a joystick operated by the user, all of which was separated by a glass window from a temperature-controlled room with a large DDP-224 computer, which was in turn linked up to a digital magnetic tape drive down the hall. (...) The extent of Spiegel’s venturesome spirit as a composer is further revealed on the reissue (of The Expanding Universe). In particular, her programming of pitched percussive accents on the polyrhythmic track “Drums,” as well as on the five-minute “Clockworks,” looks ahead to the not-yet-invented world of minimal techno."