Origins of compositional ideas

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I forget sometimes that the best way for me to get inspired around my own composition is to go out to more contemporary music performances. Seems obvious, right? But somehow I still don’t do it often enough. For example: Late last week, the nienteForte staff had a meeting with a group involved in a Top Secret Project that we’re putting together for our Season 11 opener next October. I’m one of the composers that’s going […]

The Challenge of Isolating 360 audio

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Recently I’ve been toying around with a YouTube VR project that involves the viewer in the middle of a square room with four different videos playing on each wall. The idea is that the videos have some connective tissue, but the material will range from somewhat to very different, allowing for the viewer to focus on whatever side they want at their leisure. I recently uploaded a video that betas this concept. It’s me playing […]

Coherence (2013)

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It’s hard to review the movie without spoiling it; it’s one of those where the less you know about the movie going in the better, which was actually the method of its filming – the actors/actresses were not given a script, they were given index cards that only they could see describing their ultimate direction for the scene, and they used that information to improv off of each other. But while What We Do in […]