in 1998 I played Terry Riley's Chanting the Light of Foresight for saxophone quartet at the BGSU New Music Festival. Terry was the festival's special guest, and met with my ensemble to work on the piece. I had no idea at the time that he was such an influential person in the musical landscape (I was only 20 years old!), and now I find myself obsessing over his keyboard work from the 70s.
He's still working in California, maybe it's time for a visit....
What happens when you take a bunch of orchestral bells, run them through a self referential algorithm and then time stretch it to 1/1000 speed? You to hear all of the sound waves in proportional time. It's amazing what's swimming around in there; great for a meditative exploration. Fractal synthesis program by Shahrokh Yadegari, Pd phase-vocoder by Miller Puckett.
I've been obsessed with Terry Riley for the past month. That, of course, lead to La Monte Young, but who would've thought that I'd find this video where using tables, chairs, and benches he envisions a soundscape worthy of even Merzbow. However, Young wrote his piece in 1960. I'll have to do some further research to see if it's true that this predates other noise concepts by 20 years.