Category Archives: Sounds

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…about the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

Tweet Lorene LavoraGuitars team up with computers in Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) concert. Art and technology meet in the Princeton-based ensemble PLOrk (an acronym for Princeton Laptop Orchestra).  Co-founded in 2005 by Princeton professors Perry Cook and Dan Trueman, PLOrk is … Continue reading

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Jill Barber revisited

Tweet When I first heard ‘Oh! My My’ Jill Barber style, I thought it had to be an old R&B/Gospel song, it sounded so authentic! and I’d spent some time researching the origins of the song, so certain was I that … Continue reading

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No english please…we’re saving an endangered language

Tweet In Europe alone, around 40 million people speak a minority language and one estimate suggests that 80 per cent of the world’s languages will vanish in the next 100 years.  Liet International, host of the 8 year old Liet International Song … Continue reading

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Finding the audio ‘Sweet Spot’ in Venice

Tweet another interesting  article on the accoustics of  really, really old churches, this time from National Geographic News and Ker Than.    Photograph by Neville Morgan, Alamy “…according to new acoustics research, architectural innovations in churches may have been intended to clearly separate the sounds from … Continue reading

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Ray Connolly, Elvis and Me

Tweet I saved all my pocket money until I had the ten shillings required to join The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain and The Commonwealth; I was member number ten (still have the card) and bitterly disapointed … Continue reading

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Duplicating ‘Perfect Space’ for Domestic Consumption

Tweet in the New York Times recently, Guy Gugliotta writes about ‘perfect space’… “There is, perhaps, no more uplifting musical experience than hearing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” performed in a perfect space. Many critics regard Symphony Hall in Boston — … Continue reading

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Dan Peek of America – Dead at 60

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an album filled with epiphanies

Tweet “The process behind Brian Eno‘s new album, “Drums Between the Bells,” a collaboration with the English poet Rick Holland, is based on a simple premise but one that could change the way you hear your next conversation. “We are … Continue reading

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Indie Groups Find a Home in Omaha

Tweet Recently, NPR featured Omaha, Nebraska in it’s Money blog and specifically referenced the $100 million creative boom taking place in that city.  It was not, in my opinion, a particularly well written or insightful piece, full of generalities and a rather patronisng … Continue reading

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Expanding the artistic envelope, one video game at a time

Tweet Writing in the New York Times, Roberta Smith refers to Cory Arcangel as a digital wunderkind, artist-musician and inveterate hacker.   Born in Buffalo New York in 1978, Mr. Arcangel’s exhibition, “Pro Tools,” has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art……………………. … Continue reading

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