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Digital Musical Instruments

February 7, 2012 3 comments

Digital Musical Instruments

A nice compilation of  new interfaces for real-time electronic music performance.

Generative Art – Computers, Data and Humanity

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Off Book: Generative Art – Computers, Data and Humanity on Vimeo.

Nice interview with Luke Dubois, Scott Draves and Will Wright about “Generative Art

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Sound Reasoning: A New Way to Listen

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Sound Reasoning: A New Way to Listen.

Really nice “tutorial” on how to listen and appreciate music (mainly focused on western classical music). Requires no formal knowledge of music (or music notation, theory, etc). Lots of audio examples and music excerpts are used to demonstrate the concepts and musical analysis throughout the text (which is really comprehensive).

Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning how to fully appreciate music and all its complexities expressed through sound.

By the way, this “tutorial” is hosted at the excellent Connexions website, where it’s possible to find several other “open source”/wiki-style modules of educational materials. You can even contribute to it!

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

“An essential element of any art is risk.”

“This idea of Metallica or some rock n’ roll singer being rich, that’s not necessarily going to happen anymore. Because, as we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download music and movies. I’m going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?”

via Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration :: Articles :: The 99 Percent.

Pat Metheny plays with Robots

February 9, 2011 1 comment

YouTube – Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion EPK.

Btw, here is an interesting interview with Eric Singer (the guy behind probably most of those robots):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ehSJVqyr8FY

And a movie about the work of Trimpin:

http://www.trimpinmovie.com/

And last, but not the least, the site of Ajay Kapur (a good friend, who will soon pay us a visit here in Porto! :-)):
All big names in music robots! 🙂

What can art do? | A Strategic Framework for the Arts | Arts Council

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment
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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

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