Tag : Brian Eno

Written on Nov, 22, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I picked up an anthology of Twentieth-Century Music the other day, an inside was the short score to Steve Reich’s “Clapping Music”. I’ve been a fond of Reich’s music and recordings since my college days, and I first heard the piece on one of those ancient relics called a cd: Clapping Music is a so called minimalist work for two …

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Written on Jul, 05, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  I once played 3 shows with microtonal artist Jon Catler from New York City. I’ve always been an enthusiast of new music (a convenient euphemism for words like “experimental”, “avant-garde”, or simply “weird”), so this was a great opportunity to perform some mind bending music especially with someone as established and talented as Jon. That downtown music scene in NYC has a rich …

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Written on Jul, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  On a quiet August afternoon, I was once an ambient music DJ. A group of massage therapists (and I as the aural relaxer) took part in a “massage-a-thon” to help raise funds for our friend Lyena Strelkoff. She had become paralyzed after a hiking accident, and the proceeds we raised went to help pay for her enormous medical bills. …

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Written on Mar, 19, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Every time I hear the name Harold Budd, my mind starts playing the dreamy Major 7 themed song “The Plateaux Of Mirror” that he wrote and recorded with Brian Eno. That album (with the same name) remains an all time favorite. He sometimes gets lumped into the ‘new age’ category, but if pressed to use a category, I would suggest …

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Written on Mar, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Exactly what I needed to read right now. As Brian Eno has said in a number of ways “The answer is not more options” BRAINSTORMING, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, WORKING WITH FREE REIGN ON A PROJECT–THEY’RE OLD CREATIVITY MAXIMS, BUT HOW WELL DO THEY REALLY WORK? Click on the image or link below for the story at Fast Company: http://klou.tt/ti3enud6eeyp

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Written on Mar, 09, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

  Brian Eno once said “Every note obscures another”. I was reminded of this the other day while working on a song with an artist in the recording studio. We were layering some rhythmic beds on a track which were initially sounding great. Then I noticed that the main drum groove suddenly felt lopsided, and something had gone wrong with …

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