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Patch In 14: All Performers Are Actors

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.

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Patch In 8: Something About Nothing

The Apple WWDC is on, Theremini hits the shelves, Pauline Oliveros’ Reverberations has a kickstarter, and composer, performer and educator Kirsten Volness joins us this month to discuss her pieces Precious Nothing and River Rising, and much more!
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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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Music is Hard 52: Inferiority

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Musicians will always be compared to other musicians. How do we deal with feelings of inferiority or inadequacy? Are those feelings negative, or can they have a positive effect?

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Music is Hard 43: Movement

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What happens when musicians become “dancers”? Do players bouncing and swaying around look like idiots, or do their motions contribute something to the performance? Is there a point at which a performers movements can actually detract from an otherwise strong performance?

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