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SoundNotion 176: Puckett’s Goldilocks Piece

This week the panel is joined by composer, educator Joel Puckett. He brought his Concerto Duo for flute and clarinet featuring Demarre and Anthony McGill with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Birtwistle gets snubbed and we celebrate a final premiere.


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All the Cool Parts 38: Clocks in Motion

Join Anthony and his guests, percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, as they discuss and listen to music from their brand new CD titled “Escape Velocity”. We discuss music by Marc Mellits, Herbert Brun, Filippo Santoro, John Jeffrey Gibbens and Charles Wuorinen. Check out one of the youngest and most dedicated percussion ensembles in the United States right now!

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Streamers and Punches 60: Emmys of the Sun

In this episode we look at the recent Emmy winners and nominees, talk about Danny Elfman’s newest assignment, a new repertoire for conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and look at what Bill and Kevin have been listening to.


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  • Alan Silverstri wins an EMMY for Cosmos: “Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey: Standing Up in the Milky Way,” Fox and NatGeo. (He won in 2 categories: music for a series and “outstanding original main title theme music”)
  • FOTS Michael Price and David Arnold win an EMMY for Sherlock: His Last Vow “Music composition for a miniseries, movie or special: “Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece),” PBS.
  • FOTS Jeff Beal (and fellow Emmy nominee) signs with G. Schirmer
  • Danny Elfman to score “Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Happy Birthday Scott Glasgow, another FOTS
  • LA Phil Gala on September 30 to honor John Williams. Dudamel will conduct Star Wars.
  • BIll and Kevin have been listening to The Raid 2 (Joseph Trapanese, Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi), Guardians of the Galaxy (Tyler Bates), Orange is the New Black Seasons 1-2,(Scott Doherty, Brandon Jay, Gwendolyn Sanford), Hemlock Grove Season 2 (Nathan Barr), Empire of the Sun 2CD (J Williams), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (John Powell), Inside Llewyn Davis (T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford)
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SoundNotion 175: Trust Your Audience

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by The Cavell Reed Trio with their newest album Dialogue. We discuss the benefits of chamber music, Martin Fröst’s new variety/virtuoso show Dollhouse, The Met’s labor deal and good fake instrument playing.


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Patch In 10: The Notorious M.S.P.

In a very special episode of Patch In, Ben and Nate talk to Miller S Puckette, creator of Max/MSP and Pure Data, about the languages he created, his book, teaching, the Raspberry Pi, and his amazing guitar synth. Also, updates to Reason and Max/MSP.
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  • In Max/MSP land, version 6.18 is out (Gen has been improved, and is now included for free), and Max 7 has been announced and scheduled for a release later this fall.
  • Reason 8 has also been announced and is accepting Beta Tester applications. Expect a huge workspace overhaul!
  • Our guest this week is Miller S. Puckette, creator of Max/MSP and Pure Data, and instructor at UCSD, and he shares with us some of his amazing work and research.
    • With his guitar synth, he replaces each string’s waveform period by period.
    • A new update for Pd is cooking on one of his many burners.
    • Working with a Raspberry Pi, Graphical Patching, Nonlinear Delays and much, much more!
  • Nate takes on Envelope Generators for this week’s 2-minute challenge!
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