A nice compilation of new interfaces for real-time electronic music performance.
Nice interview with Luke Dubois, Scott Draves and Will Wright about “Generative Art“
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!
“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?”
Btw, here is an interesting interview with Eric Singer (the guy behind probably most of those robots):
And a movie about the work of Trimpin: