This week Brent Talbot and the folks at Gettysburg College will be hosting the 26th MayDay Group Colloquium. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend due to our summer Performamatics.org computational/musical thinking workshop, but the line up of sessions is absolutely great. For those of you interested in the latest … Continue Reading →
NYU Steinhardt, P2PU, and Peter Gabriel Team Up to Launch Free Online Audio Production Course and Community Music enthusiasts of all ability levels who want to learn how to mix their own songs using the newest tools on the web can now learn online from the experts for free as … Continue Reading →
Earlier today I posted about the Hack Day model, my favorite hacks from Music Ed Hack 2013, and the human-centered design process behind Music Ed Hack. One might think that one music hack event in a weekend would be more than enough even for a city the size of New … Continue Reading →
This post marks the first in a series where I will be sharing pieces of music technology from my personal collection. Over the years, I have made it a point to collect historical pieces of music technology. The bulk of my collection is comprised of recording and interactive media. While … Continue Reading →
S. Alex Ruthmann & Bradford Swanson University of Massachusetts Lowell Abstract In the United States, few pre-service music educators have had extended prior experiences as popular music performers or producers in their formal schooling. Those that have often find few opportunities in teacher training programs to express and further develop … Continue Reading →
S. Alex Ruthmann & Bradford Swanson University of Massachusetts Lowell Abstract The musical roles of the audio engineer and producer, and their related manipulations of the musical dimensions of timbre and space, are often neglected in contemporary K-12 music education curricula and in courses preparing music teacher educators. Two musical dimensions … Continue Reading →
Video produced and narrated by Bradford Swanson.
Exploring the Creative Processes of Audio Engineers and Producers Audio Analysis Worksheet – Ben Folds’ Cologne What instruments do you hear? Auditory Scene Analysis – mapping instrument location & performance intensity in space. Describe the sound of each instrument you heard. Convergent Mix – Cologne Streaming stereo mix audio file GarageBand … Continue Reading →