week 53

I need to send some serious props to the students and performers at NEC’s tragically named “Sick Puppy” (http://www.sicpp.org/) summer new music week.  Despite the iffy branding, they play and premiere great music.  Highlights included two Xenakis percussion jams, an Earle Brown structured improv piece, piano suites by Dorothy Chang, a Murail piece about a magic boat, and two cello premieres:  one from Adam Roberts, and one from Ulrich Kreppein.

I look to be going to NYC for HAMR at Columbia:  will probably be doing some stuff around detecting shitty beatmatching, and will be talking about Remix a bit too.
Quick hits:

Books about DJing and club culture that I need to read.

– Get Lucky, covered in various historical styles.

– An app that avoids social interaction.