Last weekend I went to my first ever Experience Music Project conference. EMP has been hosting conferences for 10 years and this one was their first outside Seattle. There are plenty of twitter feeds for those interested in a blow-by-blow (including me coming out with a good 1-liner in the Q&A and then realizing that […]
A little mp3 book tidbit. Thanks to Tricia Soto, CASBS librarian, I finally got my hands on a dusty 1911 text I’ve been after (I originally found this pic on Wikipedia, but it’s now gone and the text that goes with it turns out to be priceless).
A week ago today, I visited the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser to talk with Barry Truax and his students. For those who read this blog and know me in some other way than as a sound scholar, The WSP and the group of people involved with it — R. Murray Schafer, Barry Truax, […]
Last night I attended the book launch for Tara Rodgers’ Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010). The book consists of a theoretical introduction and interviews with 24 women in electronic music and sound. In many ways, it is a classic work of feminist recovery as the histories of these […]
In the comments to the beard/mask post, Mark Walters (hi Mark, yes I remember you!) asks for an update on the mp3 book, with the “of course your health comes first” proviso. I am happy to think of myself as an author rather than a cancer patient, so here’s an update. The book was fully […]
This week I received a CD from Owen Chapman, my colleague at Concordia. Entitled Calling the Voice-O-Graph, it is an album of sample-based music though he also plays some of the parts himself. If you click the link to the online part of the project, you’ll see the idea behind it is pretty interesting: free […]
Yet another short one. I feel like I keep doing these forum things when I should be doing full articles. Oh well, such is the life of a chair. I also have this book manuscript on its way, so I shouldn’t complain. Anyway, it’s timely and apropos, what with that Thomas H. Benton guy publishing […]