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Tag Archives: composers
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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- 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.
As musicians, we both love and loathe going to performances by our friends and colleagues. What do you say to performers and composers after a performance? How do you take compliments and criticism from your audience?
All too often, composers spend months (years?) writing a new work, performers spend months (years?) preparing them, all for only one performance? Why do we have this problem? What can we do to help new works receive subsequent performances?
Tim provides anecdotal evidence of composers writing an increasing number of short works. Is this a trend that should concern us? What is the importance of scale to our perception of new works?