week 8

– I am done the paper for ISMIR: it’s about timbral changes in DJ sets. Ten thousand thanks to George Tzanetakis for working on it with me.

– Four Tet’s new DJ set, Conference Of The Birds, is exceptional: cosmic, folky, driving: music for dancing without being Dance Music

– My friend & inspriation, Cassandra Miller, has a new website, which makes me want to update this website in the worst way.

– I finished some music for Steven Ness’s orca game, which will be out soon for iPad.

BORDERLANDS is a mind-stoppingly good granular synthesis app for iPad, by a guy named Christopher Carlson, out of Stanford.

– Finally, Tycho at Penny-Arcade put up some wonderful words about Doing Things:

“You have to get back on the horse. Somehow, and I don’t know how this kind of thing starts, we have started to lionize horseback-not-getting-on: these casual, a priori assertions of inevitable failure, which is nothing more than a gauze draped over your own pulsing terror. Every creative act is open war against The Way It Is. What you are saying when you make something is that the universe is not sufficient, and what it really needs is more you. And it does, actually; it does. Go look outside. You can’t tell me that we are done making the world.”