Is there really such a big difference between setting up a self-playing patch, and tweaking controls and re-patching during performance?
That was exactly my point. There is a difference, but it’s still a “musclesensory” action, just that cause and effect have more time in between when setting up things beforehand. Maybe creating self-playing patch is more composing than playing, but then with the modular, you always compose more than you play, even when tweaking things in real time I guess.
We never will. It’s a fallacy to think that the mind is separate from the body; it’s just part of it.
totally true, but BennelongByciclist, who I was replying to said “musclosensory”, and that imho exludes the brain, since it’s not a muscle.
An in reference to your quotes, Lachenmann once said “composing is building an instrument”… which not so different from building a modular system I guess. Again, the modular is probably more about composing than playing, though I guess we could discuss for days about the differences between the two
The Braincontrol from Soundmachines is a simple EEG. It’s really fun, but it’s also very basic. Which is not a problem of the device, but of EEG in general. You can use it play instruments with your brain though, in a certain way, if you accept a certain degree of randomness as part of the process.