Computer Music Finals

December 15th, 2008

During Fall 2008, I required my Computer Music students to submit a YouTube video documenting their final projects for the first time.  The course teaches students to use Max/MSP as a platform for studying fundamental computer music techniques.  Having them produce videos was a bit of an experiment, but the final results made it a success. [...]

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March 18th, 2008

Spring 2008 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Go-Go-Go.  Music is usually the place where I take refuge, find calm, enjoy meditation.  Not this time.  My hectic pace spills over into the sound and hurries the notes, infuses energy, excites the ear.  Must slow down.  The harmonic language fights [...]

CD Review Erdem Helvacioglu

March 3rd, 2008

Array: the Journal of the ICMA. 2007-2008 double issue. EXCERPT – In Altered Realities, Erdem Helvacioglu has found a balance between guitar and real-time processing that results in a cohesive disc with moments of true beauty. The titles of the tracks are visually suggestive and offer vaguely poetic extensions of the disc’s title. Names such [...]

CD Review Bob Gluck

March 3rd, 2008

Array: the Journal of the ICMA. 2007-2008 double issue. EXCERPT – Bob Gluck’s new compact disc Electric Brew features an eclectic mix of influences. The backbone of the disc is formed by four original compositions that were inspired by and use motifs from famous jazz compositions by Miles Davis and his collaborators, namely Joe Zawinul [...]