Reviews that mention Bruce Arnold

January 30, 2006

ANTOINE BERTHAIUME/QUENTIN SIRJACQ/NORMAN TEALE

Leaves and Snows
Ambiances Magnétiques AM 135

URSEL SCHLICT/BRUCE ARNOLD
String Theory
Muse Eek MSK 124

With manipulation and mixing of electronics and computer programming language becoming as much a part of improvisation as tuning instruments and finding performing environments, both intuitive and academic approaches are being tried.

Just as no one would attempt to say – to use a far-fetched example – that Dave Douglas is a better trumpeter than Kermit Ruffins or vice versa, because one attended the New England Conservatory and the other learned his technique on the street of New Orleans, musicians who discover electronics and mixing themselves or come to them during their course of studies must only be judged on how well they use the software. MORE