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02.19.10
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In this series titled "Composer Dilemmas," I would like to relfect on issues in the process of composition. How deterministic will this piece be, performance-wise? Once 'finished,' does it remain so? How will the scale of the composition, or the forces
11.29.09
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Nine Beet Stretch is a piece by sound artist Leif Inge, which takes a recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and stretches it from its normal length of one hour to a length of 24 hours. There is no pitch distortion, so
11.27.09
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The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF - or "nigh-semf") is an exceptionally well-run festival gearing up for it's second year. I was fortunate enough to have a piece programmed last year and can't wait to attend again this year.
11.23.09
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Hyperdub: Five Years of Hyperdub I’ve recently discovered that the British label Hyperdub has released a five-year compilation of their best tracks. I was unfamiliar with dubstep (and all the myriad variations within the genre) up until last year, but my
10.31.09
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There is no one on this planet that could accuse me of having a single-minded interest in a particular type of music. My uni supervisor constantly despaired over my apparent lack of research focus. Let me know if any of this
10.04.09
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picture: www.cathyjamisonfineart.com (music) Chris Watson http://www.chriswatson.net/ Chris Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and in his album ‘Weather Report’ he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. On a personal
08.24.09
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This week in the music area of Art+Culture, we continued our exploration of ‘Quiet Music.’ (Read [Part 1] and [Part 2]) Here are some highlights: 1. I posted an interesting article from Wired Magazine about lowercase sound, an extreme form
08.22.09
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…a thank you goes out to Adam for the wonderful idea of ‘quiet music’… I’d like to introduce a wonderful site I’ve been following for some time now. Marc Weidenbaum of Disquiet http://disquiet.com/ has created a site that he calls
08.18.09
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This is reprinted from a 2002 article in Wired. [read original] I ran across this concept sometime last year and have been very fascinated by the austere aesthetic. Whisper the Songs of Silence By Leander Kahney Music generated on a computer
08.10.09
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Hello readers, Last week I started a theme for August on "quiet music." Here's a quick summary of the related posts so far: (note: each line links to the referred blog entry) My intro blog post, which includes a cool
08.02.09
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This month in Classical and Experimental Music (as well as related genres and subgenres), I would like to focus on “quiet music.” William Cosgreve wrote the oft-misquoted line “music has charms to soothe the savage breast,” and many people have taken