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Everglow

Everglow

I never did blog about the epic Coldplay concert I was able to attend last year, so I’m doing it now. First of all, it was a dark and stormy night… Really. They almost canceled the show because of the impending tornado or whatever the heck that was. Below, you’ll find a picture of a […]

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E-reader Fever

Never have I had as much reading to do as in the first two weeks of my grad school career. Research papers, research papers everywhere!!! Well, not physical copies, per se, but PDFs. Which brings me to my point – all week, I’ve been pondering the impending release of several promising 13-ish-inch ereaders (one from Onyx, one […]

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A Miraculous Musical Memory Moment

My brain is officially spinning in a million directions because of one strange occurrence earlier this evening. There I was, driving along after a long week, when out of nowhere I blurted out the refrain of a tune I had been trying to name for months (this lovely song – “Over and Over Again” by Nathan […]

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Let’s Start with RedStick

Tonight gave me a glimpse of what I’ve been missing in the gap since last year’s NIME.  Yes, tonight marked the opening of the RedStick International Festival, and quite the opening it was. Artists Evidence & R. Luke DuBois took me and the rest of the crowd on an exploration of sonic landscapes I could have […]

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Back for NIME 2015!

In short, I’ll be posting updates about this year’s NIME 2015 conference very soon! Stay tuned for all kinds of tidbits on experimental music and tech (starting with the fabulous RedStick Festival events beginning tomorrow). It’s gonna be great, ya’ll!

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Presenter Spotlight: Thor Magnussen

Anyone familiar with the concept of live coding can appreciate Thor Magnussen’s contributions to it.  Magnussen’s creation, the Threnoscope, is a program for creating and visualizing pieces of musical code. What makes the Threnoscope both practical and very fun is the ease with which its user can create, view, and change music within its interface.  Watching Magnussen’s […]

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Keynote Curiosity

As with all conferences, the keynote is the most high-anticipated event.  It’s meant to be full of inspiring quotes and powerful demonstrations of progress.  NIME, in its vein of creativity, took the keynote to a whole new level, particularly with artist Laetitia Sonami‘s performance. What started off as a calm, rehearsed “speech” became a journey […]

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