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I’m a guest on “Open The Podcast Doors, Hal” Movies by The Minute Podcast Episode 126: Plausibly Stellar

I’m excited to announce that I was a guest on the by the minute podcast Open the Podcast Door, Hal.

Chris and Rudi discuss Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” one minute at a time. They are occasionally joined by guests from other movie-by-minutes podcasts, as well as film enthusiasts, musicians, and other deep thinkers.

I’m on Episode 126: Plausibility Stellar where we discuss the transitional moments in the Star Gate sequence from the 2h4m7s to 2h5m7s mark of the film.

When Chris told me which minute we were going to discuss I was super excited as it’s one of my favorite parts of the film. Use the links below to tune in and listen to hear us geek out hard on science fiction, film, sound design, and visual effects! I also talk about how to use modern visual software to approximate some of the star gate effects. Show notes below that.

Thanks again to Chris and Rudi for inviting me, taking the time to put this podcast together on such a compelling film. Also a big thanks for them including one of my 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired soundscape this episode at the 45m12s mark of the podcast – Sonic Encounters Podcast SO1-E09: I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly.

Tune In to Episode 26: Plausibly Stellar


Show Notes

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My Conversation with AfroDJMac on The Music Production Podcast #99

I had a great conversation with Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) for episode #99 of his Music Production Podcast. You can listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play  or on YouTube (which also includes video footage). There are lots of detailed show notes and links from the conversation on the episode landing page

Mark and I had an excellent conversation about his work as a synthesist, composer, and live performer. We discussed his musical workflows and use of visuals in his performances. Mark also deconstructs and takes us behind the creative process of his newest single “Disconnected.” This episode is loaded with both practical and philosophical wisdom from Mark’s diverse and extensive experience as an artist.

I also discuss the local scene such as Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup, Beat Cypher, and my work with (no)poem, the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble, A.I. Winter and more. Again, links to all that in the detailed show notes and links from the conversation on the episode landing page

Also, my cat also video bombed the conversation at 35m27s. Brian was kind enough to render an excerpt so I could crate this short clip :^)

Here is the video for the full of the conversation.

Thanks again to Brian for inviting me!

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Honored to be included in Westword Magazine’s “Twelve of Colorado’s Greatest Synthesizer Artists” List

Back in May I had the honor of being named as one of “Twelve of Colorado’s Greatest Synthesizer Artists”. Whoa! So honored to be included in this list along with many friends and collaborators. Read the article here.

I was so busy getting ready for an upcoming show when this came out I didn’t post this awesome news here – doh. Better late than never :^)

Thanks to Westword Magazine and Tom Murphy for covering our very vibrant electronic and experimental music scene in Denver and Boulder.

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Video of My Guest Solo Performance with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra Event at CU Atlas Institute

I mentioned a few weeks back that I had the incredible honor of being invited to perform with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra on March 18th (Related Blog Post). For those that couldn’t make it her is a live video recording from the “Boulder Laptop Orchestra BLOrK performs with guest Mark Mosher” event (Facebook Invite).

The video features my original solo improvisational piece “Tonalities from Orbit” which I was invited to perform to close out the night with the ensemble. Earlier in the program I performed interactive visuals for 7 pieces for the ensemble.

The video is live and audio from a Zoom Q4N.

Program Notes

Tonalities from Orbit” is an original structured improvisational piece inspired by the ground breaking work of Louis and Bebe Barron – who in the 1956 provided the soundtrack to the seminal Scifi film Forbidden Planet.
The hand-built circuits they used to create the “electronic tonalities” of this film pre-dated the modern synthesizer and were limited to oscillators (producing mainly square, sine, & triangle waves), ring modulators, overdriven tubes, reverb, and delay (done with tape manipulation).
Informed by these limitations, and using only a Nord Lead 4 synthesizer, Mark created 14 original and expressive “circuit states”. In this performance he will play and morph between these states as a framework for the piece as he brings his version of the Krell to life.
The performance will be complimented with Mark’s real-time visuals using only live camera input as a source with audio-responsive automation.

Photos and Program

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Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup Awarded “Best Music Meetup”

I’m honored to be recognized by Denver’s Westword Magazine’s Best of 2017. When I founded the meetup in 2012, I could never imagine that the meetup would grow 560+ members! Another fun fact is at the time of this writing we’ve held 55 meetups.

[update 10/21/2018] Meetup has over 720 members and we’ve held 67 events.

Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup Awarded “Best Music Meetup”

http://www.westword.com/best-of/2017/arts-and-entertainment/best-music-meetup-8919194

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If you are local and haven’t joined (or will be visiting), check out more on the meetup here http://meetup.com/rocky-mountain-synth.

If you want to know more about the history workings of the meetup, listen to my interview with Darwin Grosse on Podcast 139: Mark Mosher on the Rocky Mountain Synth Meetup.

And as always, I huge thanks to the members and all those who have presented and performed at the meetup.

Texture Ambient Showcase Wins “Best Ambient Music Showcase”

http://www.westword.com/best-of/2017/arts-and-entertainment/best-ambient-music-showcase-8918365

Congrats to my friend and collaborator (Denver Synth_Drone Collective) Wesley Davis (aka bios+a+ic) who won Best Ambient Music showcase for all his great work on the Textures Ambient Showcase. I’ve had the honor to have been invited to play this showcase on three occasions (see related blog posts) and Westword was kind of enough to mention me and some of other synth friends and collaborators in the article as well.

More To Come…

I feel so fortunate to live in such a vibrant art community. More meetups and more shows to come!

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Honored with Best of Denver 2014 by Westword Magazine for Experimental Music Concert Concept

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A show concept I organized (and participated in as a performer in the first show in Aug 2013), was recognized by Denver’s paper The Westword as a ‘’”Best of Denver 2014”!

Best Experimental Mix Denver 2014 – Watt? Amplified and Supercharged Music Expression

Mark Mosher organized the Boulder Synthesizer Meet-Up to connect with others interested in using technology in music. He found kindred spirits in internationally touring trombone player Darren Kramer and Victoria Lundy of the Inactivists and the now-defunct Carbon Dioxide Orchestra. The trio played through Mosher’s audio rig, with Kramer processing his trombone through analog and digital devices and Lundy joining him on her theremin. Playing separate sets with a collaborative performance at the end, Kramer, Lundy and Mosher presented a tour de force on the current state of electronic music and its future.

See article here.

The first show was a great team effort which included Victoria Lundy, Darren Kramer,Gannon Kashiwa. Thomas Lundy, and the Dairy Center For the Arts. Here is a behind-the-scenes video of my sound check from that show.

Save the date for April 25th 2014 8pm, as Victoria Lundy, and I – along with Wes Milholen (aka Antidata) will bring the latest version of this show to Dairy Center Center. Pre-sale tickets are here. More details on that show in a future post.

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Art + Music + Technology: Podcast 023: Mark Mosher

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Last Friday was such a great day! I not only released my album Fear Cannot Save Us, but Darwin Grosse stopped by to interview me for his podcast Art + Music + Technology. I’m such a huge fan of the podcast so it was an incredible honor to be interviewed.

Checkout the episode here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-023-mark-mosher where I offer behind-the-scenes details on the creation of the album.

See all the episodes so far here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/. You can also Subscribe to Darwin’s podcast  in iTunes.

A quick update on the album. While Bandcamp is a great place to get the album (best value + you get a 10 page digital booklet), I’ve also made it available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. It’s also on most other services – just search for “Mark Mosher”.

If your enjoying the album and want to recommend it to your friends, I’ve setup an easy to remember URL which points to bandcamp – www.FearCannotSaveUs.com.

Thanks again to all those who bought the album so far!

Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast “Turning Technology Into Performance”

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I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^).

You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performancehere, listen to the full 26 minute interview using the player below, or download the MP3 here.

In the interview I offer a lot of behind-the-scenes notes on: how I got started with electronic music, Modulate This! Blog, sound design work on Patchlab, working with tangible interfaces such as AudioCubes, social media for artists, and a discussion of my open knowledge 9 Box method which is being used as the basis for a K-6 electronic music lab in a Denver Metro school.

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Thanks to Nathan for taking to time to interview me and making me LOL multiple times during the interview. It was a blast! If you want to learn more about Nathan visit http://www.nathanlively.com.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html

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SCOREcast Podcast the Emerging Film Composer – Episode 18 Links

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I’m a big fan of Twitter. Twitter has been a great way to find and connect with others with similar interests – more so than any other social networking too I’ve used.

I recently met the composer Dean Ogden  on Twitter and discovered that he and fellow composer Lee Sanders have a great podcast called SCOREcast (Podcast | Facebook Page). It’s a Podcast for the Emerging Film Composer which offers an insider's view into the art, technology, and business of writing music for films and television.

Dean asked me and many other composers around the world to contribute to a segment in Episode 18 by offering some links to web sites recommend for emerging composers.

I recommended:

SCOREcast Episode 18 just went live. My portion appears at the 26:24 Min mark. It’s a great podcast  and the "links" segment had so many great links in it I decided to take the time to create a mind map to document all the composers pages and their recommended links. I posted this "bookmark" map to a web site so you could browse through the composers and easily jump to the web sites mention. The web site has links to a downloadable Mindmanager version and interactive PDF version of the map.

 Click here to access this hyperlinked bookmark map.

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Mark Mosher
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