Keith Fullerton Whitman Quotes


I think if people have more of an understanding of what I'm doing then they'll appreciate it and get into it more.

I think Pro Tools is pretty analogous to how people composed music on tape back in the 70s taking little fragments of things and saying 'How can we organize these in a sensible way'?

It's funny because I'm so associated with digital art and computer art and yet I spend so little time in front of the computer.

I rarely assess live shows after I play them.

I love collecting; my joy is finding private press American or European home studio electronic music from the 60s and 70s.

I'm a real big electronic music nut; when I was young I listened to musique concrète German music from Cologne in the early 50s all kinds of stuff.

I became this guy that does drum programming and I don't want to be that guy anymore. I don't want to sit in front of my computer for 18 hours programming 16 bars of music.

I build the individual modules to meet a demand. If I need the music to change direction I want to have the tools to be able to do that.

Records can ruin you. That's why it's important to be as intimately familiar as possible with the history of recorded music I guess. In a way it's an argument for record collecting.

The computer does things that can't be done with hardware like freezing sounds.

I'm not a perfectionist by a long shot but self-doubt is a large part of my creative process.

Unfortunately I've gotten more resistance in the last year than I ever have.

I don't want to rewrite history.

I can only stand to sit in front of my computer for three or four hours a day. Otherwise it can get really soul-sucking.