Posts Tagged: live

  • 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, Music

    Live in NY: May Day at The Brecht Forum

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    I’ll be playing my first show since the crash of 2012, and in fact since before my youngest daughter was born, on May 1st at the Brecht Forum.  I’ll be playing alongside NY jazz legend Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), amukaT (ES-125 and pedals) and piLgrIm drEamS (traps) for an improvised jazz set under the… Read more »

  • Music, Visual, Words

    Origins of Battle Rap: Louis Armstrong vs Dizzy Gillespie

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    I’ve been meaning to rip this for a minute.  It comes from the centennial documentary done on Louis Armstrong.  A part of me feels like it’s a top of the dome freestyle, but can’t find any type of confirmation on that.  Regardless, it is a clear recorded example of one musician performing a song which directly takes… Read more »

  • Music, Words

    Bridging the Gap: Jojo Mayer

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    The quintessential New Yorker isn’t always from New York. And the quintessential jazzman does not always play jazz.  “I’m dealing with some allergies,” Jojo Mayer says after a brief coughing fit. “Smoking helps,” he adds before lighting up the first of many cigarettes during our conversation. Case and point. “I was born in Switzerland.  My… Read more »

  • Art

    Primus Luta & CSS at Harvestworks [Video]

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    Finally able to share some of the video from the Harvestworks presentation back in October.  Below you’ll find some footage of the performance followed by a clip from the presentation where I’m discussing my influences in the development of these projects.  Enjoy.

  • Art

    #liveelecmusic: Further Reflections on Live Electronic Music

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    Last week my article on live electronic music performance for Create Digital Music hit the web.  I decided to write it as an effort to begin bridging the gap between electronic music performance and traditional performance, a subject very important to me and my current work.  From where I sit, we are at a threshold… Read more »

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    Building the Live Rig: Early Stages (Proto-Heads 0.72 Video)

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    Live performance has been an instrumental part of the development of the Heads Project since its inception.  The Heads Instruments themselves were conceived to become live performance instruments.  Much of the theoretical basis for the project grew around the idea of being able to incorporate these instruments into a performance that could work side by… Read more »

  • Art

    Sub-Aquatic Depths: Dolphin Interview Part I

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    When the history books are written about this era, while there will be many artists recognized for their various awards and industry accolades,  few if any will match the prolific artistry of Dolphin.  With over 50 albums recorded and an arsenal of more in the works, perhaps the greatest testament to his talent is the… Read more »