The Chinese of 3000 years ago were perhaps the earliest people to formalize odds and chance.
The Greek philosophers discussed randomness at length, but only in non-quantitative forms. It was only in the 16th century that Italian mathematicians began to formalize the odds associated with various games of chance.
The invention of the calculus had a positive impact on the formal study of randomness. In the 1888 edition of his book The Logic of Chance John Venn wrote a chapter on The conception of randomness that included his view of the randomness of the digits of the number pi by using them to construct a random walk in two dimensions.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Sound and sentiments.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I started playing drums, around age 13, because the idea that I should play an instrument had been seeded into my head. When I was 16, I switched the drums for a drum machine.
3. What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
Erik Satie: Light Music
Los Sampler’s: Descargas
Los Negritos: Speed Merengue Mega Mix 2005
Geeez ’n’ Gosh: My Life With Jesus
Lisa Carbon: Trio de Janeiro
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
5. What’s your favorite place in your town?
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would not be here.
7. What was the last record you bought?
Joy Division: Closer
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
There is no such things as a best gig.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology (“the science of craft”), I guess is important for anybody who creates.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
AtomTM will perform at Raster.Index at Funkhaus on 30 April 2018.