Kitchen Table Techno

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Make your own music! One thing I’m conscious of these days is how much of my time is spent consuming what other people make compared to the time I spend making my own stuff. If I exclude “the day job” which is actually making stuff for other people in exchange for money, I wonder what the percentage of each really is.

So here’s a Kaossilator Jam I just made, Kitchen Table Techno. Strictly speaking, it’s not really techno… more of a megamix maybe, but it’s definitely a kitchen table and it was all made in one sitting with no edits on the little Kaossilator 2. Some disapprovingly call it a toy, but I call it a toy and fully approve 🙂

 

 

Please let me know what you think of it in the comments.

So much of modern western civilisation focuses on the economics of mass consumption, but I prefer to focus on the economics of mass creation! This doesn’t mean I think we should all be subsistence hermits, but what is a healthy ratio?

Making stuff expands your skills of self-sufficiency and it adds value to the world. Making is a form of discovery and a path to mastery.

The maker movement is a trend that picks up the trail of DIY Culture and I see it as a good example of a restorative and enriching trend in the world today. It’s the most literal form of productive culture I know.

As one of my heroes, Alan Kay, says, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”.

What do you think is a healthy ratio of making to consuming?


4 Comments on “Kitchen Table Techno”

  1. 1 Rob Interface said at 9:35 am on October 5th, 2014:

    This is an awesome mix! Well done!

  2. 2 Christo said at 6:11 pm on October 6th, 2014:

    Thanks Rob! I’m checking out your soundcloud now.

    I could memorise the program numbers I could switch between instruments quicker and with a little practice tighten it all up.

  3. 3 Tim Moore said at 5:17 pm on November 11th, 2014:

    This is great, Chris. I struggle with this question all the time.

    Part of it is that it takes a lot of work to produce something as good as what I consume! When I sit down at a tool like Ableton, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the limitless possibilities and lose the creative energy.

    I have one of the original Kaossilators, but it has mostly sat in a box unused. It’s even more of a toy than this version, but that hasn’t stopped some people from doing incredible things with it http://www.reverbnation.com/theyellowalbum

    You’ve inspired me to take it out of its box and try for some happy accidents.

  4. 4 Christo said at 6:48 pm on November 11th, 2014:

    Cool, Tim! Let me know if you upload anything.


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