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Author Archives: nate
In this episode we look at headlines with Alan Silvestri and Hans Zimmer, talk about concerts featuring film music, share what we’ve listening to lately, and interview Jeff Beal. Oh, and Kevin has a shameless plug.
- Alan Silvestri scores the new tv series Cosmos.
- Alan Silvestri will not score Avengers sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Brian Tyler will instead.)
- Howard Shore to have three world premieres in Ireland.
- Preview of Mansell’s score to Noah and Mica Levi’s score to Under the Skin.
- Hans Zimmer knew nothing of the plot to Interstellar when he composed the score.
- The New York Phil will play an all-Pixar concert under David Newman. May 1-3.
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra is planning fun and games for people camping out for Williams/Spielberg tickets.
- Bill has been listening to Django Unchained (Ennio Morricone, various), Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (Henry Jackman), Flesh + Blood (Basil Poledouris), The Meteor Man (Cliff Eidelman), Sherlock: Series 3 (Arnold & Price).
- Kevin has been listening to Cosmos (Alan Silvestri), Tim’s Vermeer (Conrad Pope), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat), Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (Henry Jackman).
- New soundtrack releases: Young Sherlock 2CD, Psycho II (Jerry Goldsmith), Jade (James Horner).
- We interview Jeff Beal. We specifically discussed his work on House of Cards and Blackfish. The soundtrack album of House of Cards Season 1 is currently available. Season 2 comes out May 19.
- Shameless plug for Kevin: Movie Night with Helix Collective. Performance 5/3/14 6pm. Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles.
This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by composer, performer and microtonal lobbyist Johnny Reinhard. We talk tuning systems, dissonentlessness™, and MicroFEST NYC 2014 going on right now at Spectrum.
- This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by composer, performer and microtonal lobbyist Johnny Reinhard.
- We discuss the 128 tuning system, dissonentlessness™, and MicroFEST NYC 2014 going on right now at Spectrum featuring the premiere of his new string quartet Seventh Heaven.
- Friends of the SoundNotion podcasting network Andy Akiho (SoundNotion: 16 Dec 2012) and Paula Matthusen (Patch In: 16 Jan 2014) are the recipients of the 2014-15 Rome Prize for Musical Composition.
- In another highly anticipated announcement, a CBS poll asks what the sexiest instrument to play is (we can’t resist sometimes). In a tragic miscarriage of justice, zither didn’t even make the list.
- Ever wondered what sound looks like? Then Schlieren Flow Visualization is for you!
This month, composer and digital artist Ben Grosser stops by to talk about AI, agency, control, painter-bots, art, and de-metricizing Facebook. Ben and Nate talk about updates to your favorite software. And Nate explains OSC in the two minute challenge.
- Audio Bus 2 is out for iOS – multiple chains, multiple effects per chain, all around huge improvement.
- Bitwig Studio is out!
- Ableton 9.1.2 (maintenance update) is out.
- Reason 7.1 has also dropped, with huge Rack Extension SDK improvments and new devices
- Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles has died.
- Ever want a theremin/autoharp hybrid – Kickstarter’s got one!
- Couple days to go on the eMersion Kickstarter – C’mon! They’re so close!!!
- Sweetwater had one of the best April Fools Day pranks ever.
- Ben Grosser joins us this week to discuss his new piece for saxophone, electronics and audience input, More Like This. We also discuss his work in robotics, flexible pixels, Facebook and even politics!
- Nate takes on explaining the in and outs of Open Sound Control in 120 minutes.
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by outgoing MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber and executive director Todd Tarantino. We cover what’s new with MATA, new MATA commissions, and how to remain dogmatically undogmatic as a curator.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by outgoing MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber and executive director Todd Tarantino.
- We cover what’s new with MATA, this year’s MATA commissions, and how to remain dogmatically undogmatic as a curator.
- San Diego Opera donors are trying to keep the company afloat. And, there’s some good gossip too.
- YES! We talked about Minnesota again. (You know you missed it.)
- The 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards are announced (and this 10 year old kid won).
- Want Augusta Read Thomas to let you know you’re about to miss your mom’s call? How about Shulamit Ran informing you that an “UNKNOWN NUMBER” is calling? Spektral Quartet has just the thing.
This week, we’re joined by composer Joseph Klein. His intermedia and theatrical works are incredible! Check out his new album “Improbable Encounters,” a CD/DVD release on the Innova label.
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- We’re joined by composer Joseph Klein. His new album “Improbable Encounters” is now out on Innova Recordings.
- Check out more videos of Joe’s music on YouTube.
- Sotheby’s is auctioning off a Stradivarius viola for $45 million. It is one of just ten extant Strads.
- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra finds some needed cash. Whew, that was close!
- San Diego Opera calls it quits.
- Eight board members resign from the Minnesota Orchestra in protest.