Really good interview. Gets gear nerdy at times so obviously I’m going to love it. Interesting to see someone work with both programming environments like Max/MSP and then massively successful commercial synths like the Native Instruments stuff. As well Digital Performer, which is a DAW not exactly loved on this side of the Atlantic. Much more common in Americay for some reason.
Also, this quote reminded me of a few acts I’ve seen, including some Irish lads particularly. Nodding your head in time with a loop is not performance, anyway you want to look at it.
“Around that time both Mat and I made a definite decision never to nod our heads on stage in time to music. When we first started doing it, you kind of get into it, you start nodding your head, and it is a bit of a signal to the audience that the performers are enjoying it. But what’s going on in that kind of relationship? It’s like prompting the audience to respond in a certain way, or to have some assumptions about how we’re relating to the music. So yeah, since that point, neither of us have nodded our heads on stage in time to music. [laughs]”