John Wiggins – String II

"STRING II was made with “real” sounds - sounds that I recorded both in my studio and in the field. I used only the oddest bits of these recordings to go ahead and represent something else. Something that EVERYONE hears differently - its interpretation is up for grabs. I feel that’s important."

Does it have to matter? Finding meaning in art

In this blog, I have repeatedly asked the questions "what does this mean?", "what is the point?", and "what can we learn from this?"  In truth, sometimes nothing means anything, there is no point, and we can't learn from anything.  While these are philosophical points that have their own arguments, I would like to discuss …

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Chad Powers – A Blade Within

Chad Powers's work "A Blade Within" has simple program notes: "A Blade Within is constructed with raw, as well as manipulated sound sources. Before the work was composed electronically I notated it on paper. In a meta fashion, I used the recorded pencil and paper sound files to act as a catalyst to drive the …

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Brianna Drevlow – David’s Run

Brianna Drevlow's piece "David's Run" is a soundscape-turned-nightmare, depicting a recurring dream she has: "Named after the Operation Lifesaver film I watched as a young child about train safety, “David’s Run” depicts a recurring nightmare I experience where I am being hit by a slow moving train, but I wake up before impact. This piece …

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