Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wheel in The Sky Keeps On Turnin'

I'm not usually much of a linkinista guy, but this was cool so I make exceptions. In opposition to much of the aimless chatter that happens on NewMusicBox (yeah yeah, here too), composer Erik Spengler has written a comprehensive and readable primer on turntablism for his ilk.

In The Cut: A Composer's Guide To The Turntables

On one hand this seem a little late (not for Spengler, who's been doing this for years) but a cutting-edge DJs now uses the wheels of steel as mere controllers for digital media. Of course, to the perspective of turntables as instruments it merely enhances that idea. And it certainly answers the question of performance of electronic works.

2 comments:

Daniel W said...

Hip-hop lore!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUBgqlgVSA8&NR=1

Andy H-D said...

If you were to ask me to give a list of people suspected of invented digital stratching, RZA would not be the last person on said list.

However, you know as well as I that everyone even remotely related to the Wu-Tang has a penchant for spinning yarns, if you know what I'm saying.