[microsound] iPhone apps

Ted Pallas ted.pallas at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 11:28:07 EDT 2011

I don't know, you guys - is it wrong for people to form an emotional relationship with a pile of silicon? Because that's how I feel about my iPhone - she's my girl Friday. 

 I think saying iPhone is totally ok - it not only is in fact what he's holding, but for the audience it serves as a reminder that it's ok for a disposable device to be in the same art-space as, say, a Strad. 

Ted Pallas
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Pardon the typos, sent from my Casio SK-1

On Apr 13, 2011, at 10:56 AM, Michal Seta <mis at artengine.ca> wrote:

> That's an interesting observation.  Would you rather be happy with "guitar, mobile"?  I guess, that would be a little ambiguous (Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple references "making music on a mobile" which probably isn't a mobile phone).  Or would you rather be happy reading "guitar, iAmp" (or whatever the application is being used, perhaps more appropriate because it is probably the application that will somehow influence the sound qualities and not actual hardware.  Does iPhone sound different from HTC?).  He could have probably said "guitar, electronics" but that does quite large and specifying that uses an iPhone is actually a marketing move.  Perhaps it makes him hype?  But then, perhaps Apple has actually given him an iPhone to make music with and he has a contractual obligation to mention the trademarked icon.  Now, how about this: http://www.ataut.net/site/Adam-Atau-4-Hands-iPhone.  Does that make you seek a decontamination facility?
> I see your points, though.  I think I will use "a handheld device capable of producing sound".  Sounds much more enigmatic.
> ./MiS
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM, isjtar <list at isjtar.org> wrote:
> I'm a Mac user and an Apple customer, but supposedly critical minded people who go flaunting Apple products like that, i dunno, it's just wrong...
> if it would be any other megacorporation, people would frown upon it, but Apple gets a free pass in some circles and even gets used to obtain an image of "state of the art" or "cutting edge".
> On 13 Apr 2011, at 14:49, Michal Seta wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 5:27 AM, isjtar <list at isjtar.org> wrote:
>> that said, was at a festival for contemporary music and in the program was one person who put as instruments: violin, iPhone.
>> I felt dirty after reading that.
>> that's interesting!  How dirty did you feel.  And why?
>> ./MiS 
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