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    Hey I was wondering if any one here is a fan of Bob Gallo?
    His electronica / new age album Starway to Heaven uses star charts that he lined up with a musical staff so that the stars created the notes.
    Anyone ever tried anything like this?
    Thoughts?

    Bob Gallo is also supposedly the guy who discovered Elvis Costello!

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    Reminds me of the composer (I forget which) that drew a staff on a fish tank, then played each note as the fish swam. I, personally, am too much of a control freak to let 'the fates' have any part in my music :D I do however, LOVE Elvis Costello (especially his earlier stuff).

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    Sounds completely nuts to me, but without hearing the music, who knows? Maybe there's method to his madness.
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    I agree Jerome...

    would have liked a link to a Gallo track which used this method,
    instead we get all these EDM guys posting their predictable tripe.

    also,
    I tried looking for Bob Gallo on the WWW for something to read, all I got was some Nobel Prize winning scientist, nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY-HORSE View Post
    I agree Jerome...

    would have liked a link to a Gallo track which used this method,
    instead we get all these EDM guys posting their predictable tripe.

    also,
    I tried looking for Bob Gallo on the WWW for something to read, all I got was some Nobel Prize winning scientist, nothing else.
    Heh. "Some Nobel prize winning scientist". He's only one of the researchers credited with identifying the HIV virus, that's all.

    Still, I suppose if you didn't read about that kind of stuff, you wouldn't know. As for me, I never heard of a Bob Gallo in the music field. I'd need more details, but "composing by the stars" sounds to me like so much BS.

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