Improvisation Across Abilities: Adaptive Use

Just a quick note to promote this initiative, set up by the Deep Listening Institute, a software that helps severely handicapped people, even ALS patients, create and improvise with music. The intiative needs to raise 15,000 dollars for training music therapists, teachers and other practitioners. Improvisation Across Abilities: Adaptive Use. This is one of the Read more about Improvisation Across Abilities: Adaptive Use[…]

RjDj Universe!

Ok, I have discovered a whole new way of experiencing everyday listening….still through my iPhone. Will the possibilities never end????? (Steve Jobs, pay me now, for free promo, or gimme cheezburgr, ktnx). After downloading this app called RjDj a while back, and wondering what the heck it does, something made me go back to it Read more about RjDj Universe![…]

Suffering for Art II – Signal and Noise

Disclaimer: This is going to be a rant to if your arty-heart can’t bear it, judge me with abundance. Well it is night 3 – for me – night 2 of Signal and Noise and it is the night of performances – sound experimental and laptop mostly. One thing some have in common – ungodly Read more about Suffering for Art II – Signal and Noise[…]

Aural Postcard: Video Games Live

This was my first Video Games Live. Even though I went to a Final Fantasy – themed concert, I hadn’t been to VGL. Wow! What a great, fun, interesting event. Where do I begin – the demographic of 80% pimply teenagers filling the Queen E Theatre, the guitar hero competition in the lobby, the whistling Read more about Aural Postcard: Video Games Live[…]

Aural Postcard – Suffering for art?

During the last FUSE I went to (monthly event at the Vancouver Art Gallery), which by the way sucked anyway, with low attendance and third grade art/performances, I decided to once again employ my new fervid passion for sound level measurements. I didn’t take any recordings or get too caught up in measuring out of Read more about Aural Postcard – Suffering for art?[…]

Aural Postcard: Nixon in China

I have seen many operas but I LOVED this one. Apparently, in the media it’s getting a bit of a controversial reputation…it is a “modern” opera. Snore! I can’t believe people are such dinosaurs. The opera too, though, it full of contradictions. On one hand, their dedicated crowd is very conservative in what it wants, Read more about Aural Postcard: Nixon in China[…]