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Author Archives: nate
In this episode, Andrea Cheeseman joins Ben and Nate in a discussion of electro-acoustic music from the performers perspective. Teaching new music, prep and tempo alterations are discussed. And Nate explains reverb for the 2 minute challenge.
- Ben continues to gush over Max 7
- Moog’s Sub 37 is out – basically it’s a Sub Phatty that’s duophonic!
- Microsketch lets you get your microtonal groove on on your iPad
- ProTools got you down? Cubase 8 is out!
- And Ableton is having their annual sale – 20% off, including IRCAM stuff!
- Our guest this month is Dr. Andrea Cheeseman, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Appalachian State University, and performer/commissioner/champion/teacher of new music!
- We discuss some of the pieces in her recent repertoire:
- Christopher Biggs‘ 10^33
- Ben Fuhrman‘s Recursion (for S)
- Nikola Resanovic‘s alt.music.ballistix
- Kirsten Volness‘ Ultraviolet
- Nate gets into Reverb for this month’s 2-minute challenge.
This week on SoundNotion, eighth blackbird pianist and musical Entrepreneur, Lisa Kaplan joins the panel to discuss the terror of life without the Internet, how to say ‘thank you’ and eighth blackbird’s mission to guide the next generation of performers.
- This week on SoundNotion, eighth blackbird pianist and musical Entrepreneur, Lisa Kaplan joins the panel to discuss the terror of life without the Internet, how to say ‘thank you’ and eighth blackbird’s mission to guide the next generation of performers.
- She also suggests we check out Ensemble 39. We plan on it.
- Wolfgang Rihm wins the 2015 Grawemeyer Award.
- The Grammy’s were announced. They still do classical music by the way.
- Friend of the show Ellen McSweeney has been recognized for her ‘pull no punches‘ NMBx articles with a 2014 Musical America 30: Profiles In Courage.
- Causing a microscopic stress fracture in the glass ceiling of the conducting world, first place prize in the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition goes to Elim Chan, the first ever female winner.
- Also, the Detroit Symphony named its first ever female assistant conductor. Michelle Merrill replaces Teddy Abrams
- And it looks like the fat lady might be waffling on whether or not to sing or not for City Opera.
In this episode, Jorge Variego talks with Ben and Nate about Markov Chains in Charlie Parker’s music, SuperCollider, the prepared clarinet, and algorithmic composition. Max/MSP 7 gets gushed over, and Ben explains the flanging process.
- Keith McMillen’s K-Board is now available – It’s a stripped down QuNexus, without all the fancy CV and OSC features, but it’s Core compliant and only $99
- Max/MSP 7 is out!!!
- Want a new, interesting MIDI controller with a kooky name? Try the Skoog
- MusicComputing has introduced their Naru all in one music production PC – impressed?
- Moog has released a Theremini editor/librarian app for iPad. it’s free, and it let’s you edit EVERY parameter of your Theremini – what more do you need?
- Our guest this month is Jorge Variego – UT Knoxville professor, sax/clarinet virtuoso, fabulous composer!
- We discuss some of his pieces:
- Ornet – soprano sax/computer
- Study on a Fundamental – Small ensemble/tape (violin, piano, prepared clarinet, computer)
- La Jungla – Piano and SuperCollider
- In this month’s 2-minute challenge, Ben takes on Flanging.
This week on SoundNotion, we talk open data sets. The Met offered its data and composer Suby Raman accepted the challenge with ten graphs that show what’s been up at the opera for the last 100 years. Suby also parses gender balance in top US orchestras.
- This week on SoundNotion, we talk open data sets (that’s hot).
- The Met offered its data and composer Suby Raman accepted the challenge with ten graphs that show what’s been up at the opera for the last 100 years.
- Suby also parses gender balance in top US orchestras. Women are suppressing the advancement of men in orchestral harp playing FYI.
- With the recent labor disputes among US orchestras, it should come as little surprise that those orchestras are shrinking.
- Bob Shingleton at the Overgrown Path blog has some thoughts on increased vinyl sales and what it may mean for classical music. We think he’s missing the mark a bit.
In this episode we look at Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, and Patrick Doyle in the news, talk about the sound mix issues surrounding Interstellar plus our thoughts on the score, and interview orchestrator and Omni Music Publisher owner Tim Rodier.
- Is Patrick Doyle the strongest Marvel composer so far?
- Howard Shore talks Hobbit and SNL
- Howard Shore interview in the Hollywood Reporter
- Hans Zimmer talks Interstellar
- Interesting Slate article/interview with Hans Zimmer
- Christopher Nolan addresses the sound/music mix of Interstellar
- A review of a Danny Elfman concert performed by the Columbus Symphony
- A list of live LOTR performance in April
- Bill’s been listening to Interstellar, 12 Years a Slave (both by Hans Zimmer), and Kevin’s been listening to Interstellar, Psycho (Herrmann), The Stand (W.G. Snuffy Walden), World War Z (Beltrami)