Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wheel in The Sky Keeps On Turnin'

I'm not usually much of a linkinista guy, but this was cool so I make exceptions. In opposition to much of the aimless chatter that happens on NewMusicBox (yeah yeah, here too), composer Erik Spengler has written a comprehensive and readable primer on turntablism for his ilk.

In The Cut: A Composer's Guide To The Turntables

On one hand this seem a little late (not for Spengler, who's been doing this for years) but a cutting-edge DJs now uses the wheels of steel as mere controllers for digital media. Of course, to the perspective of turntables as instruments it merely enhances that idea. And it certainly answers the question of performance of electronic works.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Open With A Joke

Just as we all have our own El Guapo to face, we all could learn something about megalomanic perfection from Steve Jobs.
This from today's iPod/iPhone event. I don't even care what they're announcing, this is an automatic win.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Do You Hear What I Hear

School has begun and I'm starting a whole new program at a whole new school. Hence bad at the bloggy. Anyway, overheard at the UE-COGS event at The Mill:

"Musicologists don't like Miles David because he makes too many mistakes."