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Good Read “Electroacoustic Music is Not About Sound” by Eric Chasalow @NewMusicUSA @NewMusicBox

I recently discovered New Music USA which has a lot of great resources. I’m particularly enjoying the publication NewMusicBox. NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication from New Music USA, presents artists in their own words and explores the ideas behind a wide scope of adventurous music produced in the United States: concert works, jazz, experimental, contemporary opera, […]

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Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty ft. Jacob Collier & Herbie Hancock

Wired has a series called “One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty”. Here is the one for harmony. 23-year-old musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier explains the concept of harmony to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a professional, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The video is 15 minutes long but […]

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Video: Hans Zimmer & Radiohead on use of random music composition technique “tidal orchestra” for Blue Planet II

Video – How Hans Zimmer and Radiohead transformed “Bloom” for Blue Planet II. Radiohead’s “Bloom,” remixed for the ocean. If you listen closely enough to Radiohead and Hans Zimmer’s rework of “Bloom” for Blue Planet II, you can hear a really fascinating orchestral trick at work. They call it the “tidal orchestra” — it’s a musical […]

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Music Monday: Your Turn. Score a Mini-Film as a Composition Exercise.

Last week Tara Bush posted a 14 second mini-film Into the Tunnel (Milk F*ck)…. The first of a few mini films from our trip across the US. Filmed by Maf Lewis, music by Tara. Scoring to short video clips is a great exercise for composers as limiting the time allows you the opportunity to score […]