Saturday, July 30, 2005

Forbidden Planet

Recently I purchased the soundtrack to the scifi movie Forbidden Planet for research in sound design....I used to write music, and most of the stuff I'm happiest with from that period was more based in sound design than pop. Future experiments in music will probably be more like sound design or musique concrete.

Anyway, the liner notes in the Forbidden Planet soundtrack talk about Louis and Bebe Barron and the comparison between circuitry and life forms.

Wikipedia notes:

"The 1948 book Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, by mathematician Norbert Wiener from MIT played an important role in the development of the Barrons' composition. The science of cybernetics proposes that certain natural laws of behavior apply to both animals and more complex electronic machines."

Cybernetics might be worth looking into.....At some point I'll post a schematic on how I think the subjects in my previous posts might work together.

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