1. Ableton Live and dummy clips:
"Dummy clips, four different methods"
"Dummy clips tutorial"
"MIDI dummy clips over the IAC bus"
2. Subversion tools, three audio applications (Auto DJ, Scrambed Hacks, and Soundspotter)
3. Copyright and the Creative Commons
--> Lawrence Lessig's TED presentation (your required viewing!)
Have a great holiday break!!
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for open music & sharing with the public the art that I have to offer the world. In today's new media, it seems almost like a necessity for musicians to attend to this option and then focus on getting by with another job, concerts, something. I forgot to bring this up but, to me, the whole argument that it is possible for a musician to make lucrative amounts of money with the name your own price scheme seems far-fetched, especially under the Radiohead argument. I doubt Radiohead would have ever been as successful as they were with "In Rainbows" if they weren't RADIOHEAD, on their 7th album, with well-established credibility structured by major record label marketing. They don't even need the money! And this also felt like a promotion! It was a limited time thing, got huge hype, and then everyone who missed out either downloaded it illegally (those people would've paid $0 anyway) or went out to buy the CD or the special edition, super-box set with flashy vinyl & a poster for $200. Just a thought.
Composer/improvisor Tim Hodgkinson will be visiting our class on Tuesday morning. This concert the evening before will provide some context for that presentation and discussion.
Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:00PM
Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Tim Hodgkinson (clarinets & saxophones)
Chris Cochrane (guitar & electronics)
Miguel Frasconi (glass objects)
Composer/multi-instrumentalists Tim Hodgkinson, Miguel Frasconi, and Chris Cochrane come to Cornell University's Barnes Hall for their first performance in this formation. Their diverse investigations range from various folk forms to jazz, rock, and contemporary classical writing, but their lingua franca is improvisation. In this concert, their sudden sounds will include driving rhythms, melodic disconnections, delicate conversations, and possibly ear-splitting volume. Dissonances are likely in this balancing act of what is possible in composition and improvisation.
Born in 1949, graduate in social anthropology at Cambridge, co-founder of the politically and musically radical group Henry Cow in 1968, TIM HODGKINSON has followed a restless and critical creative path. To composition he brings a long and unique experience in musical improvisation and ethnomusicology, forging artistic connections with folk and indigenous musicians around the world, as well as long-standing association with the Romanian spectral composers Iancu Dumtrescu and Anna-Maria Avram. As an improviser, he has performed and recorded with the most acclaimed artists in the field.
CHRIS COCHRANE is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, improviser, and producer. He co-founded the band No Safety with Zeena Parkins and also played in Curlew. He has worked with Eszter Balint, Tom Cora, John Zorn, Dennis Cooper, Kramer, Tim Hodgkinson, T Bone Burnett, Bob Ostertag, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Ikue Mori, Annie Gosfield, Marc Ribot, Kato Hideki, Jim Pugliese, and many more. He also created the music for Ishmael Houston-Jones' notorious theatre/dance work THEM (1985). "Cochrane is known to weave knives and old guitar strings through his frets to create new dissonances, yet his voice is strong," says OPTION Magazine.
MIGUEL FRASCONI is a composer and improviser who uses electronics, laptop, and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed, and otherwise coaxed into vibration. They have been called "a beautiful menagerie of pealing contraptions" by Time Out NY. He has worked closely with composers John Cage, James Tenney, David Behrman, and Morton Subotnick. His wide array of activities also include collaborations with the Balinese composer Dewa Berata on music for a large-scale shadowplay, with operatic tenor John Dykers on unique music/theatre events, and with the Tibetan songwriter Techung, with whom he has toured throughout India. He is currently a visiting professor at the Bard College Electronic Music Studios and director of the Bard Laptop Orchestra.
Questions? Contact Loralyn Light, Dept. of Music Events Manager, Cornell University, LL48@cornell.edu or 607-255-4760
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Charlie Sheen Autotuned. That's all.
So while wasting time on Youtube I found these things on the internet called Matryomins which are Thermins that are made out of Russian dolls, I'm not quite sure what exactly a Theremin is or how it works but there's a Thermin wiki page that goes into it. Pretty silly but Awesome. It'd be cool if someone did this for a project :)
From the facebook event @ http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?drop&ref=mb#/event.php?eid=192970405277&ref=ts
On the evening of November 20th, supreme livetronica duo, BioDiesel will be infiltrating Theta Delta Chi for a wild dance party.
BioDiesel consists of drummer Johnny Rabb (former world's fastest drummer) and Bassist Clay Parnell (Brothers Past) who hold it down on their respective instruments while each simultaneously layers their sound with samples and voicings. The result is a fierce combination of drum-n-bass, original electro compositions, and dance remixes that throw crowds into a frenzy.
Calling the project an "experiment in Intelligent Dance Music" BioDiesel has been throwing down in venues across the country, and appeared at festivals like Starscape and Camp Bisco this past summer.
Doors for the event will open at 9:30pm. Opener DJ Electric Mayhem (Josh Stansfield) will start spinning at 10 and BioDiesel will follow with their first set at 11.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5 with a Cornell ID and $10 otherwise.
check it out jazz pianist improvises while a robot plays the marimba, improvising in step