still trying to get my head around live improvisation using digital sound sources and controllers. these next two tracks were improvised live using ableton live/ korg/nanokey, buddha machine (iphone), and the korg kaossilator
Steve Layton also made a nice mashup of my Music for Controllers III and Shane Cadman’s very beautiful piece: “For the Mighty Noah Bailey Dowell”. Shane’s description of the piece follows:
“I know Noah Bailey Dowell and his family from a church we all used to go to. He is known as “The Mighty” and he died on 10.3.09 after a battle with a rare form of cancer – he was not quite 8 years old. He and his family are an inspiration. They are all mighty indeed!. This piece is for Noah. I don’t know what else to say.”
listen and come join the fun at improvfriday.ning.com
Bookmarks from July 6th through July 15th:[del.icio.us]
- Who Lincoln Was- and was not: Sean Wilentz, The New Republic – Sean Wilentz’s detailed and exhaustive review of six books on abraham lincoln. debunks much of the ‘two lincolns’ and ‘team of rivals’ scholarship and portrays him as a shrewd politician that was far more complex and nuanced than the current trends to deify him. best article i have read all year.
- Domino | Albums | Parallax Error Beheads You (Special Edition Soup Can) -interesting idea on music packaging”To celebrate the release of Max Tundra’s new album, Parallax Error Beheads You, your friends at Domino are revolutionizing the music industry with the launch of a new kosher format on the 20th October.” Yes, buy a can of Max Tundra’s limited edition Kosher Chicken Soup and you will receive a copy of his new album from our new Domino download store, plus an exclusive bonus download album of covers called Best Friends (a reinterpretation of Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be by Max Tundra’s friends).
- Jazz: The Music of Unemployment: Soup of the day – “One of the things I am thinking about right now (in addition to thinking about the upcoming tour, and also thinking about what I’m going to have for lunch) is this:How exactly am I going to release the next record? I have pondered a variation of this issue before, of course, but this time out, I’m not so concerned with the optimum media / packaging for the release.”
- What OC sheriffs learned at Jackson’s funeral – OC Watchdog – OCRegister.com -“One point we learned from LAPD, the VIPs invited to the service were not screened for weapons and this posed a problem, should the LAPD have to make rapid deployment into the arena for anything. Several of the VIPs had their own armed body guards and this was noted by the LAPD commanders,” said lieutenant J. Passalaqua. Passalaqua manages special events for Irvine Lakes, the county parks and the Orange County Fair grounds.
- Create Digital Music » The Music Bore “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t allow you to listen to Coldplay.” What would radio be like if playlists were not only robotic, but had robot DJs pulling information from the Interwebs dynamically? That’s the question asked by the winning team at London’s Music Hackday last weekend, which created an epic mashup of data sources to produce a voice-synthesized IRC chatbot that researches and plays music for you.
- Missing Los Angeles violinist found dead – Los Angeles Times – “Coroner’s officials said Korda, 68, had been found unresponsive shortly before 7 p.m. July 8 at a home in Glendale. The violinist was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said.” The violinist had gone undetected by investigators looking for Korda because he had been mistakenly entered into the system as “Robert Norda.”
- CSU might hike student fees by about 20 percent – College Life OC – OCRegister.com -”Barely two months after it increased students fees by 10 percent, the California State University system is considering raising fees by about 20 percent to help California balance a budget deficit projected at $26 billion.”
- Create Digital Music » Cellist Zoe Keating on Quitting Your Day Job, Going on Tour – “Should you quit your day job and go on tour with a rock band? That’s the question answered by cellist Zoe Keating at Ignite, the 5-minute hyperpresentation series put on by O’Reilly.”
Bookmarks from June 22nd through June 26th:[del.icio.us]
- The history behind Ricci v. DeStafano, the Supreme Court case that will decide who gets the good jobs in cities across America. (1) – By Nicole Allan and Emily Bazelon – Slate Magazine – “The story behind Ricci is just one example of an entrenched conflict over municipal hiring that extends back in time and across the country. For at least two generations, competition for jobs in many cities has been framed as a battle between one ethnic or racial group and another over who is an insider and who is an outsider”
- The Soulvine: Kobe and Antonio on the bus | LA Wave Newspaper | The Soulvine – the mayor is so unpopular kobe doesn’t even want to be on the victory bus with him.
- L.A’s mayor getting schooled – Los Angeles Times -
Teachers at eight of the 10 L.A. Unified schools run by Villaraigosa’s team give him a resounding thumbs down.
- Charter’s upheaval provides some progress for Locke High – Los Angeles Times “A year ago, Green Dot Public Schools, which runs 12 charters serving the city’s urban poor, took over the school. The effort to transform Locke has been a nationally watched test of whether such a large, deeply impoverished urban high school could be transformed by a charter operator. Charter schools are publicly-funded but operate beyond the direct control of school districts, exempt from many regulations and union contracts.”
- In C and Me: listen – Steve Hicken talks about In C and its impact on academia and tonal music.
- Consumerist – How To Launch An Executive Email Carpet Bomb – Customer Service -Here’s a classic tactic for rattling the corporate monkey tree to make sure your complaint gets shoved under the nose of someone with decision-making powers. Let’s call it the “EECB,” or Executive Email Carpet Bomb…
- Wooster Collective: Shit We’re Diggin’: Improv Everywhere’s MP3 Experiment 6 -an interesting flashmob in nyc
- Driving on L.A.’s Westside: 10 miles in 60 minutes – Los Angeles Times what it’s like to drive on the westside of LA (i live on the eastside and commute to CSUF by train)
- Daring Fireball: Regarding the WSJ’s Report That Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant john gruber has an interesting theory (really 3) about who and why the Wall Street Journal would print an unsourced article about steve job’s liver transplant.
- Buying A Book For The Kindle Is Digital Russian Roulette – Podcasting News – “According to Gear Diary’s Dan Cohen, DRM is the Kindle’s Achilles heal. Cohen upgraded his iPod touch and bought a new iPhone 3GS recently, and found that he couldn’t download much of his substantial Kindle library to the supported devices”
- RIP: A Remix Manifesto -In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.