Art & Technology and Electronic Composition
By Marsha Vdovin
October 6th, 2011
In a highly publicized new interview on Salon.com, Brian Eno asserted that ‘success ruins artists.’ I beg to differ, especially after hearing the new Björk album Biophila and interviewing her engineer and Music Director Damian Taylor. Björk has used her success to collaborate, push boundaries and reach new heights in experimentation. Among other things, Damian employed Max to create alternative creative environments for Björk to conjure within. Damian was nice enough to share one of his Max patches, Woodpecker, with everyone. Hats off to Björk and her team.