Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 29

Musical influences

I’ve put together a collection of composers and performers who have influenced the creation of “Music Chamber.”  I think you’ll be able to see a common thread here. All of these pieces have a focus on the resonance and sonorities created by massed voices, whether human or instrumental.  You’ll find Rhys Chatam, Glen Branca, György Ligeti, […]

August 25

Free download of new album, “Music Chamber”

I’ve released the “Angels” pieces as an album called, “Music Chamber.”  These are the high quality masters of the tracks, which I highly recommend listening to.  Because of the nature of the music, a lot of the overtones and “phantom” voices are lost with the compressed streaming versions. I’ve put these up on the “name […]

August 21

Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian

Netflix is now responsible for 30% of all internet traffic in the UK during peak viewing hours. Netflix reaches 1.5m UK subscribers for its internet video service | Media | The Guardian. Update: Either I misread the article originally, or it’s been changed, but the 30% figure refers to US Internet traffic, and not the […]

August 21

Spotify and Pandora artist payments: Not as exploitative as they’re made out to be. – Slate Magazine

And yet another take on the Spotify/streaming payment story. Because of the complexities of musical ownership and royalties, as well as the myriad ways of listening to and buying music, this story will always be like the story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant through the sense of touch.  Except in this […]

August 21

Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis

What do you call TV on the internet?  “TV.”  Netflix is playing in the same league as the cable channels. Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime — Tech News and Analysis.

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis

Are we about to see an extension of the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act?” Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns — Tech News and Analysis.

August 19

Some new music

I’ve just finished a three part guitar piece called, “And Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest,” and here are the rough mixes of them. They are very simple pieces each in an open tuning, and all of them played into a massive reverb. Part 3 was written for David Gamper and performed at his memorial […]