March 4, 2020
Today we’re listening to Carl Stone, an electronic composer from California. Stone discovered sampling in the ‘70s while transferring vinyl LPs to cassette in his college library. His music takes micro-samples from diverse genres and loops and loops them. Similar to minimalist composers, Stone repeats the same snippet over and over to creates something new, suggesting that time shows us latent properties of sound. We’re playing two collections of his early work, from the ‘70s to the ‘90s. The first collection has only a few vocal samples; the second has quite a few and is very experimental.
Have a really nice Wednesday.