In discovering the possibilities of the machine, I produced Leven na de bollen (Life after the spheres), the third release of Kubus Cassettes. Two long tracks that, following my initial settings, practically composed themselves. Was the T2000 alive?
The more I got to know that machine, the more I felt it had arrived from the future, like that other T2000, the Terminator that was sent back in time to eliminate Sarah Connor. I could construct my own sounds from scratch - even sounds that couldn't be produced by the existing acoustic instruments. Even better was that it had an audio input, so that you could feed external audio sources to the filter section, which turned the T2000 into a musical warp drive!
And now, in 2019, I live in the future of 1980. There's artificial intelligence, there's machine learning, there are neural networks, and much of it is available at a very low price, or even for free, thanks to the cloud services of Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
The way we compose music is changing: there's more machine intelligence, and less human input. Where will it end?