By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Make a joyful noise onto the tape. Failing that, make a noise, any noise, onto the tape. It doesn’t have to be music, it doesn’t have to be the dictionary definition of music, noise, or anything. Just leave an impression. That is the first rule of recording. But Japanese […]
Do you know what the soundtracks of the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica” and the video game “Sonic Unleashed” have in common with certain works of classical music composers John Cage and Lou Harrison?
They all contain the haunting, bell-like sounds of gamelan, an Indonesian musical ensemble.