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This word, coined by Frank Zappa, concerns taking parts played by musicians without reference to each other and combining them in a multi-track studio. It is especially useful as a method of creating pieces with irrational tempo ratios between the individual parts.

 

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Watson, Ben (1996). Frank Zappa as Dadaist: Recording Technology and the Power to Repeat

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