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Sarah Kirkland Snider interviewed on ...and electronics

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, photo by Shervin Lainez Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with composer Sarah Kirkland Snider about her use of electronics in composition. Since I’m about to perform the laptop part for her song cycle Penelope we talk about how electronics came to be in that work, her working process with […]

In flux always, electronics...

My modular electronics rigs are constantly in flux. When I first began assembling the original box I figured I’d “design an instrument” and then feel good and have that to work with. But it didn’t turn out that way. And trying to make it turn out that way–a static piece of gear–just isn’t the way […]

Mindmap of a new music advocate

I’ve been very fortunate to collaborate with an extremely dedicated champion of contemporary classical music, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, in our viola + modular electronics duo, The Yes &. Here is a mindmap I made of her interview last year on the Music Publishing Podcast. In the year or so since she was interviewed Lanzilotti has […]

Composer Alexandra Gardner on "...and electronics"

In this episode of “…and electronics” I have a conversation with composer Alexandra Gardner. She tells us how she got into making electronic music, gives some words of advice and encouragement to those beginning in this genre, One bit of advice she shares–which is worthy of taping to my forehead–is to make music with whatever […]

Electronic basic experiments.

I’m taking a class with Joel Zimmerman on electronic music. I love exploring and learning stuff on my own, but every now and then some structure is good, especially to try new modes of working and thinking. One of the things I’m hoping to do with this course is improve my chops with my eurorack modular. So […]

Experimental Music Since 1970, Jennie Gottschalk

I recently received a copy of Jennie Gottschalk‘s book Experimental Music Since 1970. It would be difficult for me to overstate how much I am enjoying it so far. Sure there are occasional passages I don’t quite get but that’s probably more on me than her. I’m into this book. If you’re into experimental music you […]

A studio trick

I recently learned a trick to create analog reverb/echo that doesn’t use a digital plugin.

"...and electronics" interview with composer Carolyn Chen

Composer and guqin player Carolyn Chen is interviewed on my radio show Bleep Boop Beep, April 9, 2014 Carolyn Chen and I had a great conversation this week. She came to composing after her undergrad. We talked about her piece for Now Hear Ensemble called “Made in China, Made in California.” In it, she uses […]

"...and electronics" interview: Meerenai Shim

I had a great conversation with flautist Meerenai Shim recently. I finally

"...and electronics" interview: Garrett Schumann and Chris Sies

Episode 8 of Bleep Boop Beep featured composer Garrett Schumann and percussionist Chris Sies.

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