Repost since I posted unlisted the 1st time
Things I am curious about, have interest in and have varying levels of expertise in
#piano #guitar #percussioninstruments #electroacoustic #algorithmicomposition
The Lunar maintainers have a policy of never writing their own patches -- all packages are just build scripts for official sources. Avoids the debian-breaking-ssl issue.
Unfortunately, official QT source releases don't work with the latest libjpeg, which breaks not only all KDE apps but also WXWidgets; I can't build PYO because I can't disable GUI support for it.
Any bug I find is actually an upstream bug, not a distro bug, so I can submit patches for my fixes. (I almost never do, but I could.)
The default package set is very small, so I can keep my system lean. My newest computer is 5 years old so this is important to me.
@chaotic_signals @drwho @20Hz
Now, occasionally I run into issues like large bloated libraries that won't build & are too big for me to debug (QT), but I take it as a sign that I don't want to be using such a library anyway -- if I can't even get it to build, it's large enough that serious quality control on it probably isn't possible.
Most problems on lunar are actually just bad assumptions being made by build scripts -- easily identified & fixed.
@20Hz For a while I was creating experimental electronic music. I released a record of it 7-8 years ago. But recently I have been doing more conventional rock, pop and jazz stuff, both as a producer and as an artist. Mostly ProTools, Logic, and some Ableton. I want to get back to the experimental stuff at some point, though.
@20Hz Choir is called Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, and I am in that and the chamber version, called Ristretto (we are a community choir based in a traditionally Italian area of Sydney, hence the name) next concert is this http://www.espressochorus.com.au/performance/dark-night-of-the-soul
@20Hz He writes for a lot of choirs, there is a commercially available CD of some of his stuff (we have commissioned a bunch of stuff by him) http://www.sydneyphilharmonia.com.au/shop/merchandise-and-recordings/this-secret-world/
@20Hz Speaking of #PureData, have you checked Automatonism.com ? Otherwise, it sounds like we share several interests, including music coding. Been dabbling in a few of these (including #SuperCollider and ChucK) after getting into #SonicPi. Never really got into #Csound but it was my friends’ favourite, ca. 1991.
As for #AbletonLive, been having quite a bit of fun with it since noticing that #KorgGadget for iOS came with a license for Lite.
What kinds of Jazz move you?
@20Hz Fair enough for Jazz styles. #ModalJazz is actually my favourite, especially from the ECM label. Coming from Montreal, been influenced by #JazzFusion quite a bit. Our Big Band was mostly in the #BuddyRich style (directed by a very intense drummer). Also played Salsa and such. Not to mention Malian hunters’ music. And a full production of #WestSideStory along with several concert bands.