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Patch In 16: The One About Feet

This month, Ben and Nate talk with Chris Biggs and Keith Kirchoff about the SPLICE institute, their music, teaching performers to run Max and DAWs, helping composers to go to the next level. Then Nate explains microcontrollers.

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  • More news from from NAMM:
    • The Jamstik a guitar controller for your iPad
    • From the always great Synthopia – Darwin Art’s Trilobyte synth. A synth that evolves!
    • Korg has a demo of their remake of the ARP Odyssey.
    • Propellerhead’s Discover platform lets you make music between applications and with users all over the world!
  • Want to know what the sounds removed from an mp3 sound like?
  • Our guests Christopher Biggs (Digital Composition professor at Western Michigan University) and Keith Kirchoff (pianist/composer) talk about the new SPLICE Institute – Awesome summer program at Western Michigan University for composers/performers of electro-acoustic music.
  • Nate’s 2-minute challenge is all about microcontrollers in music.
  • Keith and Chris share some of their favorite gear too.
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SoundNotion 196: Central Park Shepherd

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by composer Michael Gordon. The third installment of his City Symphonies, *El Sol Caliente* was premiered with the New World Symphony in January and *Michael Gordon + Bach* is at the Miller Theatre Match 12th.

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SN 177 Replay

This week, we replay our September 2014 interview with composer Scott Wheeler. We discuss writing for voice, and the trials and tribulations of microphones.

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SoundNotion 195: Big Long Umm

The New York Philharmonic is looking for a new music director, the Grammys are in, the American Composers Forum announces its 2015 _Champrions of New Music_ awards, and the Minnesota Orchestra is going to Cuba (via Germany for some reason).

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Streamers and Punches 66: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

In this episode we talk to Gloria Cheng about her new album, look at the Oscar nominations, some recent news about Hans Zimmer and Alexander Desplat, Lord of the Rings concert news, and what Bill’s been listening to lately.

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