Some interesting thoughts here about the process of composing and funding. Should be a lively debate…
“Coffee and synths. KayoDot album “Hubardo” recording, 2013-06-13″ by Daniel Means – Flickr: Coffee and synths. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
Try to imagine a research funding application from Arnold Schoenberg. Research question: ‘can I make music in which all pitch classes are played equally often?’. In his article ‘Composition is not Research’ John Croft challenges a conception and ideal of compositional work in academia (download the PDF article).
The incongruity between the act of composition and the way we are required to portray it has not gone unremarked: the advice you’ll receive from a seasoned composer-academic is simply to make up some nonsense to get the money, and then forget the nonsense and write the piece you wanted to write in the first place. The problem with this is not just that funding goes to those most adept at writing nonsense, but that it is…
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This is the first post I put together and here is the first artist I played
I thought that it might be best to put together short Digests of about 5 or 6 items that may be of interest on this blog. This will be easier for you to read and keep up with and for me to put together. So here goes…
This seems really interesting…
With John Kannenberg
Date: Wednesday November 11th, 2015
Venue: London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle | meet in reception of LCC
Free with limited capacity
To reserve a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum of Portable Sound is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of acoustic objects: cultural artefacts related to the history and culture of sound. With a specific focus on portability, digital initiatives, and community engagement, we bring the culture of sound to the public, one listener at a time. By eschewing a typical architectural model and operating solely as a wandering, portable museum, our institution questions the traditional museum model by leveraging its own portability towards investigating what a museum can and should sound like in the 21st century. With collections spanning the natural sciences, music, art, culture, and portable recoding technologies, our visitors are able to experience the culture of sound in…
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Hurry deadline is nearly here to submit papers and be part of creating an Alternative Electronic History or even to correct the history : )
“Clavecin électrique” by Jean-Baptiste de Laborde in 1761 – https://goo.gl/tXtrhw
The story of the genesis and development of electronic/electroacoustic music is often told in the same familiar way. Experiments in musique concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne played a central role in European developments, while activities in New York such as those of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, John Cage and his Music for Tape-Recorders group, and Louis and Bebe Barron are frequently proffered as the most prominent American contributions. These activities were significant, of course; but they were not the only progenitors of modern-day electronic music. There are many, many other ways in which the story of electronic music’s history and development could be told. Read More.
Invited Speakers: Sarah Angliss, Georgina Born…
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Finally on my Monday round up here is a review of The Space Lady, courtesy of Yeah I Know it Sucks.
They say never meet your heroes but thankfully I ignored that and here is proof.
I spent Saturday evening in the company of a legend, in my view, and a genuine human being. Oh and she is a wizz on the Casio. Don’t be deceived by the minimal tech, the sound was ace and mesmerising.
Artist: The Space Lady
title: The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits
keywords: electronic, independent, synth, whatever, London
label: Night Schoolhttp://www.nightschoolrecords.com/
I must have been living under the ground too much not to have heard of The Space Lady before. But all changed when a good music loving friend (Graham Boosey) dropped the word of the (to me mysterious) ‘the space lady’ in my eyes. My friend was going to see The Space Lady perform in London and knowing him taking the effort to go; this must be very special stuff!
Clueless and curious person that I was, I asked who the Space Lady was and my friend gave a nice short answer for me to scratch the surface of this (to me previously unknown) magic on. Here is what he answered when asked who this special lady was:
“”She originally worked as a street musician back in Boston, with a…
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This looks both interesting and a challenge.
On the occasion of its 6th anniversary, Electronicgirls is pleased to announce Pleiadi: call for sound, a project aimed at the realization of a new release in free-dowload from January 9th.
This year we seek the generation of a collective sound piece: Pleiadum Constellatio. Participants will be asked to submit a 6 minute piece of music composed following the Instructions for the Realization by Johann Merrich.
Each piece of music can be heard individually or in a collective track format, a single body of sound made by the sum of each submitted piece.
The complete work will be presented during electronicgirls release party – 6th anniversary of the netlabel.