Highly recommend viewing, tracking the history of recorded music from PBS. Check it out when you have some TV watching time. Soundbreaking
This morning, I came across this video by author George Saunders. Music has much the same connection. The composer is sharing something with you – an experience, an emotion, and they want to take you on that journey. As a listener, it’s your job to accept this invitation, and build as much connection as you… Read More think of music like storytelling
Given that music is organized sound occurring over time. How do you view the following piece? (pay close attention to his stopwatch) Score for Water Walk: http://exhibitions.nypl.org/johncage/node/22#fs John Cage is one of the most prominent voices in music of the twentieth century. He studied with Arnold Schoenberg, creator of twelve-tone music. He studied buddhism as well,… Read More John Cage, “Water Walk”
Think you’re a good listener? Check this out. Christine Yun Kim is a deaf sound artist, expressing herself through sound. She is making her listening listened to, and visualized. As a musician myself, I can’t help but connect her experience to the later works of Beethoven. Turn on your ears, and tune them into your… Read More Christine Yun Kim: a new way to listen
Great articles from a mastering engineer on the form and way we listen to music by Stephan Mathieu. Sound Perspecitves Approaching Sound
Please read these articles by David Lowery, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, to get an idea of how streaming music services are affecting the livelihood of musician. Spotify broke the law Trichordist right on Spotify
Hey everyone, Remember back at the beginning of the semester when we listened to “Presque rien No. 1” by Luc Ferrari. You know, the field recording with the train whistles, and walking. Well, BBC 3 recently talked to Chris Watson, a wildlife sound recordist, and musician on a similar topic. In the discussion, Watson shows… Read More Sounds of Nature (in music)
Maybe you’ve seen this floating around the internet this week: We’re all familiar with Oreos. Now we can be familiar with triads too. Triads are the building blocks of chords. Chords are the building blocks of harmony. Here’s why this is cool.
Quick show of virtual hands: How many of you have experience using audio recording software?
Before bike week begins, complete this worksheet and you’re off to the races. (or wherever else you’re headed) CHAOS IN THE CAPITAL: 2015 UCI World Road Bike Championships from RVA Tonight with Beau Cribbs on Vimeo.