A Demonstration of Coagula, the Industrial Strength Color-Note Organ

So I’m having too much fun with this and I have to share – I just revisited my “noisemakers” folder and found some ooolld software and remembered how completely fun it was  Coagula, the “Industrial Strength Color-Note Organ.” It’s basically a Windows Paint that when you’re done makes wacky sounds.  It’s buckets of fun and […]

Closet Music: Music for the Mind (and Only the Mind!)

So I have to share this new concept I came across on The Composers Site. “Closet Music” is music intended to be made–and heard–only in the participant’s head. Sound crazy? It’s actually peaceful and meditative – check out some sample scores from their first collection: Summer 1976 Paul Burnell’s Sound Meditations (the Burnell one gave […]

Spotify Playlist for Alvin Lucier’s Music109 book/class

Spotify Playlist for Alvin Lucier’s Music109 book/class I’ve been enjoying this book (basically a print version of the lectures for the Music109 class he teaches/taught at Wesleyan) and since I was sick of cataloging found-sound samples I thought I’d make a big playlist of all the pieces discussed in the book in order. So enjoy […]

Shout-out from Jeffrey Agrell Himself!

How cool to receive a shout-out from the creator of my some of favorite improv exercises!  Jeffrey Agrell, author of Improv Games for One: A Very Voncise Collection of Musical Games for One Classical Musician, linked to recent post of mine on an improv session with David Elkin-Ginetti.   (This book’s suggestion to practice your scales […]