Posts By: avanturb

  • Art, Music

    Coltrane, “Lyrical” and The Art Of MCing

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    The notion of being lyrical is often misread in hip-hop by the connotations put on it by those who for the most part don’t like lyrics. In that context lyrical has some sort of direct relationship with the actual words, usually implying the excessive use of words.  “Spiritual, miracle, lyrical!” Outside of the hip-hop context… Read more »

  • Music, Words

    To The Max Bro

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    Some heavy discussion of Mike D’Errico’s latest piece Going Hard: Bassweight, Sonic Warfare, & the “Brostep” Aesthetic this week. While I’ve been adding my two cents on twitter, I wanted  to take some time to try to concisely formulate my notes. I jumped into the conversation after DJ/Rupture posted his response Brostep, Mansplained which criticizes the gender politics… Read more »

  • Music, Tech, Words

    Theory, Language and Aesthetics

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    Last week I wrapped up my three part series on live electronic performance for SoundingOut with “Theory and Practice”.  The word practice in the title has an intentional double meaning.  The writing itself has the surface appearance of being primarily fascinated with the practicality of using the variable language exposed within the series to discuss… Read more »

  • Art, Music, Tech

    Bring the Noise: Afrofuturism x Russolo

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    This past weekend <fidget> space held their Fourth Annual Fall Experimental Music Festival which included “Bring the Noise: Afrofuturism x Russolo” an evening of discussion and performances around the intersection of afrofuturism and music. Curated by the legendary King Britt featuring an all star line-up of participants including, Hank Shocklee, HPrizm, Computer Jay, Ytasha Womack… Read more »

  • Music

    Open Sound Controller Covers Bitches Brew Era Miles Davis

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    It’s been a long time since I shared new music. Way too long. And not for a lack of creating believe me.

  • Art, Words

    RIP Afrofuturism. Long live the Afropresence!

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    I learned that myth is very important in the struggle to maintain a sense of self and to move forward into the future. – Julie Dash I was into afrofuturism before the term had been coined, most likely dating back to the first time I heard Hendrix talk about arrows from Jupiter’s sulfer mines, though when… Read more »

  • Music, Words

    Composing The Belfer Suite

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    CS² Recordings released my EP, The Belfer Suite, today, after three years of it sitting in an ironic limbo. I was originally asked to compose the music, for the video series which emerged out of Syracuse University’s Replay Symposium on Sampling, for which I was a participant. Because the event was coordinated in association with the… Read more »

  • Art, Music, Words

    Reinforcing Outdated Models of Music…With Science!!

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    So the other day a friend of mine tells me about a report they heard on NPR which reminded them of my recent theory work.  The way they described it, the piece was reflecting on the notion of music as a verb or an action reminiscent of Christopher Smalls musicking.  Needless to say I was intrigued.  Considering… Read more »