I have a nodding, amateur's acquaintance with computer music softwarepeople demonstrate it for me, and I try to raise my eyebrows and mutter, "Hmm, yes" at the appropriate moments. So it's rare that I hear music and have no earthly idea how it was made. But it happens occasionally, and when it happens with a piece that I find absolutely gorgeous, it drives me nuts. So I finally called up Paul Lansky and asked him to explain... More >>>
By photo: Betty Freeman
Lansky's technique is like taking a digital photo of a sonic phenomenon and making it grainy.