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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 […]

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NOPera Performance from KISS2014

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I wrote previously about the Kyma International Sound Symposium in Lübeck last October, and Symbolic Sound the KISS2104 organizers have started posting some videos of the performances at the symposium, including my NOPera. Enjoy! KISS2014 — NOPera: Simon Hutchinson from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

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Electronic Music and the Uncanny

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Louis Dufort’s Zenith: Creepy? Awesome? Both? In introducing electronic music to students, there usually comes a time in the semester where one of my students asks, “Why is all this music creepy?” I’m not sure I agree with my them about the music being creepy, but, as a specialist (of sorts), though, I’m maybe too […]

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KISS2014

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Saturday, September 27 MHL Concert Hall Musikhochschule Lübeck Lübeck, Germany Details TBA My new work, “NOPera,” micro-opera on algorithmically-created text from the US National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and guidelines, will premiere at the Kyma International Sound Symposium in Lübeck, Germany, performed by University of Montana professor Kimberly James and performers from the Musikhochschule Lübeck […]