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SoundNotion 199: Not Musical Theatre

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by singer, songwriter, composer, performer Corey Dargel. We discuss his new album OK It’s Not OK out on the New Amsterdam, the simple clarity of straight tone with a mic, and the trouble with singing in 11/8.

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SoundNotion 198: Ocarina Concerto

This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by the 2015 ACF Composition Contest winners Nina C. Young, Alex Temple, and William Gardiner to discuss their music and influences. Plus, the Blurred Lines verdict and more NY Phil music director speculation.

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SoundNotion 197: Leave SafeSearch On

This week on SoundNotion, we have our interview with Alarm Will Sound artistic director Alan Pierson. AWS kicked off their collaborative project Alarm System with ‘avant-groove’ trio Medeski Martin and Wood. Plus: Simon Rattle, David Geffen and Nazis.

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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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