Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Composer Quote Series Part 1

Scott Cazan on being a composer,
"I compose all the time. I just don't write any music."

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Breath...

Had you stoped by my house today you would have found me sitting out front, basking in the sun, talking on the phone and drinking coffee (after dropping Christine off at the airport for a 10AM flight). It was great to finally catch my breath. Here is a picture from this past summer in Buffalo that came my way today....

The afternoon/evening I finally had the opportunity to get together with el Nick and make some noise. It was fabulous, we recorded roughly 82 minutes worth of material. Most of it was pretty good to. Now on to editing.

Oh yeah, hear is a little Stock in yer hausen Stuffer

Here is a little sound creation that I undertook in order to avoid going insane last week.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Fall 2007 cOmPleted

The second year of PhD studies and one quarter down. (32 credits at that). Here are two things to listen to, one is derived from the other. Thoughts?

Note: these have nothing to do with school and everything to do with entertainment of the self. Fun diversions you might quip.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


There really is only one criteria. "Is the work good?" Not the subjective good, but the universal good.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I was watching "The Four Criteria for Electronic Music" last night and thiis morning I wake up to find that Stockhausen is no longer among the humans. Here are some clips
"In friendship and gratitude for everything that he has given to us personally and to humanity through his love and his music, we bid farewell to Karlheinz Stockhausen, who lived to bring celestial music to humans, and human music to the celestial beings, so that man may listen to God and God may hear His children" "On December 5, he ascended with joy through heaven's door in order to continue to compose in paradise with cosmic pulses in eternal harmony."Released by the clarinettist Suzanne Stephens and flautist Kathinka Pasveer, two "companions" who had been associated with him for than 30 years and performed many of his works.

This is one of my favorites...

I think what we need now is a retrospective concert that performs all of his works in order.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Vincent Royer

So today I did sound dispersion for Vincent Royer who is a violist/composer from France. Trick of it was that I did not know about it until and hour before the concert and the sound files needed a couple of edits! It was fun and I believe that it sounded good. Really a genuine and enjoyable person and a very good performer, it was very enjoyable. It was great to encounter a performer so dedicated to Spectral music, as I have had an interest in this style for years, it was great fun and it was my first gig as the "sound guy." Well I am actually a member of the United Auto Workers Union, so I guess it is fitting in a way to be the Sound Guy. The program consisted of four pieces and his discussion and perspective on these pieces.
Giacinto Scelsi Coleocanth

Giacinto Scelsi Manto II and I

Robert HP Platz Leere Mitte 2004

Horatiu Radulescu Itimate Rituals 2003

Then when i got home and was relaxing I found this.....

I don't believe there is a connection.