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DIY Binaural Head

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I’ve been looking into VR sound, and I was fascinated to find that no one has come up with a great (i.e. standardized) solution yet. If you’re interested, I highly recommend this article that goes through several approaches to sound in VR film, including their pros and cons. As I learn more about these emerging […]

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Everybody on the One – CMU New Music Ensemble

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I’m very late in posting this recording, but check out the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble tearing it up on my Parliament-Funkadelic-inspired, aleatoric work, Everybody on the One. Art by Christopher Hoover From the program notes: I’ve been interested in George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic for many years, and recently, when watching a documentary about […]

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Punk Games and Interesting Decisions

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For the last year, I’ve been caught up in designing and creating computer games (some of which I’ve posted here). I’m not completely sure whether this is work or a hobby, and perhaps it happily treads the line between the two. This September, though, I’ll be premiering my first “serious” game work at the

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New Media Art at the ICC

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On the way home from spending a month in Northern Japan, I had a chance to visit Tokyo’s NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), a new media art gallery that focuses on the intersection of science and art. They’re currently showing their The Mirror, a collaborative work by Fuji Naotaka, GRINDER-MAN, and evala. The piece aims to […]

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This Monday: Warabe-Uta Remix!

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This Monday the 20th is the release of the NY Licorice Ensemble’s new album Warabe-Uta Remix, a CD of new compositions for clarinet ensemble inspired by Japanese children’s songs. The album includes my piece, Nanbu Lullaby, which fuses funk and jazz with a Japanese folk lullaby. The CD is currently only available in Japan, with […]

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Sonic Haiku (SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures 2015)

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Check out my piece L├╝beck Kireji on the new SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Miniatures CD, “Sonic Haiku” While haiku are most famous for their brevity and 5-7-5 syllabic pattern, two other elements are necessary for a traditional haiku: an evocation of the season and a juxtaposition of two distinct images. The two images are separated by a […]

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Post-Haste Reed Duo CD available

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Post-Haste Reed Duo’s debut album (which includes my piece, bioMechanics) is now available. Thanks again to those of you who donated through the Kickstarter, and, if you didn’t reserve your advance copy, you can now get the album on Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or most other places where you might buy music. The […]

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MIDI-Controlled Intellivoice Synth

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Mattel Electronics presents… It’s been a long time since I started this project, but I’ve finally got my Intellivoice Synth running. Since last time, I added MIDI control and transferred things to a smaller circuit board (and Arduino) in order to fit everything back in the original case. So what does this little synth do? […]

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Hiraizumi: Cyberpunk for Wind Ensemble

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Hoping to “veg out” a bit upon returning from holiday travel, I put on one of the new Ghost in the Shell animated films. It’s always funny how ideas connect, but, earlier in the day, I had been chatting with my friend and colleague, composer Aaron Rosenberg, about my current composition project, Hiraizumi, and, in […]