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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been enjoying focusing my recent creative efforts on a new piece for wind ensemble and electronics, Hiraizumi. This work is a consortium commission spearheaded by Dr. James Smart, director of the
I’m pleased to announce that the 2014 SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Miniatures CD is now available, and the CD includes my new, very short fixed-media piece, Freighthopping. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160568222″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] CD available on CD Baby.
Over the winter break from teaching, I’ve been spending some time exploring “Lo Fi” music and culture. I’ve always been interested in circuit-bending and chiptune (more on this later) particularly because of the DIY aspects of this mode of music creation. Of course, I can’t help but feel conflicted because I’ve spent a significant amount […]
Here’s a video of me two years ago performing custom-made instruments (including a Furby and my “Animal Bend”) with OEDO, The Oregon Electronic Device Orchestra, under the direction of Chet Udell: Also performing are Athan Spathas (far left) and Hua Sun (right-middle). Here’s a great example of electronic music and the uncanny
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 […]
Dusting off my old copy of Okakura Kakuzo’s Book of Tea, which I haven’t read for more than a decade (before my time in Japan), I found this quote in Liza Dalby’s introduction, talking about her training in Japanese tea ceremony: American culture has traditionally stressed the Romantic notion that form and structure are things […]