On November 22, 2019, Sisters Akousmatica‘s Moonah Community Radio Festival broadcast a collaborative work by the composition students I teach at Illinois String Academy from Moonah, Tasmania, Australia. I’m very proud of the students’ teamwork during the recording, imagining, and realizing “Joyous Hippopotamus.” Take a listen at 41:41 in this broadcast recording.
I highly recommend exploring the entire festival’s recordings and the works they commissioned for it. I particularly enjoyed how often they engaged with people at Moonah Arts Centre with so many warm, interesting conversations.
This fall was a busy, stressful, and rewarding one. While there have been several wonderful things I’ve been able to do in 2019, being able to do research about Aaron Cassidy’s music at the University of Huddersfield was the experience I had hoped to do the most. I’m so glad I was able to go.
For everyone at Electronic Music Midwest who are participating in DuoTube, Click here or use the video below as your interactive instrument. I recommend pressing play, pausing it and allowing it to buffer a bit before using it in rehearsal or performance. Thanks for joining in on the fun!
I am very delighted with the recent premiere “Can’t Take You Anywhere” by Stephen Marotto. The work is for cello and electronics and I am looking forward to receiving the documentation from SPLICE Institute but the streamed video can be viewed here for now.
Update: below is the audio recording from the premiere (with better audio quality compared to the streaming audio.)
Today during the elective computer music applications class we will be doing an in-class exploration of DuoTube!
Thanks to the support of Phi Kappa Phi, I will be able to do research about Aaron Cassidy’s Second String Quartet at the University of Huddersfield in the Fall. Their support helps me fulfill the research dreams I had as I first applied to University of Illinois, so I am especially grateful for this opportunity.
I found out today that DuoTube–which you can play here–was selected to be performed at Electronic Music Midwest in early September at Kansas City Kansas Community College. In talking to a friend who has had music performed in that college’s concert hall, I will probably need to ask a large number of people to play the piece in the audience. If you’re attending and interested let me know!
Thank you to Radiophrenia Glasgow for broadcasting “With Apologies, Nessie” as part of its 2019 broadcast.
I really admire the way they program local and international works of different kinds like Ryan Leith’s four hour “Working Class Pubs of Edinburgh and Leith,” Poulomi Desai’s live in concert call-in work “cOMe what May-hum,” to Jim Cheff’s outrageously adorable Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater (an ongoing show out of New Mexico that is sound practice-oriented and family friendly), works by Kerrith Livengood, Thaddeus Van der Milne, and so many, many others. Thanks so much Radiophrenia! Go get a nap or thousand!