Thursday, 6 May 2010
Artist Versus Engineer.
Must Read Daniel Levitin's book about the brain and the process of recording music. This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession. He has a band with some other professors on his campus called Diminished Faculties, which is obviously ace. The interview in Tape Op last month is peppered with giggles and insightful summaries. Talking about Macca reading his book and his refusal to learn anything in the way of music theory throughout his 600 year long music career, Levitin says, "Engineers and artists are really ultimately different in one respect, in that I think that artists are more in touch with "the mystery" and it's an engineers job to make sure there is none."