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Analog In, Digital Out: Brendan Dawes on Interaction Design by Brendan Dawes

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13. Jazz Inspiration

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I listen to many types of music, but the genre I usually have on the stereo when I’m making stuff is jazz. I’m not talking Kenny G. I mean classic jazz from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, and Thelonious Monk. To me, bebop-style jazz played live is about as pure as creativity gets. No time to chin-rub a particular note—just go with the flow and see where it takes you.

The letters of Thelonious Monk’s name placed by sound-frequency information from the song “Monk’s Dream.”

What if I could create a series of sketches and experiments that are a visual interpretation of an entire track, a kind of sonic ...

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