Tag Archives: Improvisation

Patch In 22: Relating Motion to Stillness

In this episode, Ron Herrema takes a break from his vacation to talk about aesthetics, algorithmic composition, Deep Listening, app design, and hackerspaces in the UK. Ben encourages you to upgrade to Windows 10, and Nate takes on vocoders.

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SoundNotion 181: Not a Michael Jackson Glove

Trumpeter and composer Brian Groder explores the realm between jazz and contemporary classical music and gives us insight on the nature of improvisation.


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  • Trumpeter and composer Brian Groder explores the realm between jazz and contemporary classical music and gives us insight on the nature of improvisation.
  • Brian’s frequent collaborator Tonino Miano is working on a book of atonal piano technique we’re looking forward to.
  • Protesters visit the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and hold a demonstration tied the events surrounding the killing of Michael Brown. The audio of the event that Alex Ross posted from the radio broadcast is well worth your three minutes.
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s CEO, Stanley Romanstein, resigns amid a tumultuous lockout.
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Patch In 2: SuperColliding with Sam Pluta

This month on Patch In, composer, laptop-performer and educator Sam Pluta joins us to talk about his work with Wet Ink Ensemble, ICE and others, hard coding, and music education. We also touch on Caustic, MOFX, the Roli Seabord and Korg Littlebits.
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SoundNotion 73: Hypothetical Easter Egg

ETHEL violist Ralph Farris joins the panel to discuss the group’s most recent album HEAVY. Plus – Improvising against the Canon fire, Wagner’s Tel Aviv gig gets cancelled, the Pittsburgh Symphony’s YouTube concerto competition – EPIC FAIL and more.


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