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Laptop Orchestra Tour

We're back from SEAMUS2011, and we barely have time to prepare for our Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana tour. Today is day full of rehearsal and tech. prep. I have a ton of academic loose-ends. My general exams still loom at the end of the tour. We're making four stops in the Southeast to perform and [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:18+00:00 January 24th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Me, music|0 Comments

Going to Ann Arbor

Three of us, Jeff Albert, J Corey Knoll and I (going by the trio 'The Three Computeers') are going to perform at the International Society of Improvised Music conference at the University of Michigan. http://www.isimprov.org/upcomingEvent.html This year has been a blessing in terms of exploring and building on musical experiences outside of just [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:18+00:00 December 2nd, 2010|blog, music|0 Comments

Faith, Music

For the first time in since I've been in college (10 years now), since this summer, I've been consistently been going to church. I feel like it had been something I was actively pushing away, and I can admit now that I know it's something important to me. Hopefully, I will be able to find [...]

By | 2010-11-22T02:52:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2010|blog, Me, music|0 Comments

Pop Reference

I recently came to a stopping point in an fixed electroacoustic piece that I had been working for a while. "Pop Reference" takes a dialogue I wrote between a pair during a car ride where they confront each on some frustrating situations with their relationship. The dialogue progresses through different exchanges where they both confront [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:19+00:00 November 7th, 2010|blog, electroacoustic, Me, music, slice of life|0 Comments

Trombone and Electronics

Stuart Dempster in his The Modern Trombone wrote about the use of electronics: "A tape often is really only a substitute for something that might sound better accomplished by another method; this other method might, however, be prohibitively costly or problematical. Usually the audience is served up this sort of acoustical compromise, or a synthetic [...]

By | 2010-09-30T14:47:28+00:00 September 30th, 2010|blog, music|0 Comments

What the Bells

'What the Bells' is a musical piece that involves Wiimote, Laptop, and (recently added) iPhone/iPad. 'What the Bells' involves a 4 Bell players, each with Wii-Motes and laptop running a client Max patch. A central laptop sends performer instructions via OSC. Global parameters such as timbre changes and delay, controlled by iPhone or iPad, are [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:19+00:00 May 28th, 2010|electroacoustic, Featured, music, Projects|0 Comments

What the Bells

'What the Bells' is a musical piece that involves Wiimote, Laptop, and (recently added) iPhone/iPad. 'What the Bells' involves a 4 Bell players, each with Wii-Motes and laptop running a client Max patch. A central laptop sends performer instructions via OSC. Global parameters such as timbre changes and delay, controlled by iPhone or iPad, are [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:19+00:00 March 28th, 2010|electroacoustic, Me, music|0 Comments