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dad, bassist, economist

Sonic Arts June 1, 2011

I’m still working on some soundscape pieces. Here’s something from June 1, 2011. It’s the sounds one hears on the bus as the bus experiences some sort of malfunction with its door alert system. Apparently, an alarm system broke and … Continue reading

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Addiction, Stress, and What I Talk a lot About in One of My Courses

Last term, I taught Economics 349 “The Economics of Social Problems.” In that class we discuss a host of topics, including the inter-relation between stress and addictions (and how these relations are potentially magnified among the poor). Today’s episode of … Continue reading

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Sonic Arts May 15

Sounds of a baroque group I play with making some noise before a rehearsal in a local church: May 14 There are some interesting resonant frequencies in the room. I would have liked to have done a bit of an … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, I’ve had this happen…

but never caught on video. (Forwarded to me by a friend who was in the band the night it happened to me.)

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Sonic Arts May 12

As part of a class I’m sitting in on, I’m writing a listening journal. While I’m not putting my thoughts, ideas, analysis of what I hear in this blog, I am posting some of the field recordings I’m doing for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dizzy Gillespie

I’ve always been a big fan of Dizzy Gillespie. As a kid, my mom (although she was a devout Elvis fan) used to play air trumpet to Dizzy’s records. On this day, dizzy was born in 1917. Here’s a couple … Continue reading

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Signaling and 4’33”

There’s a paper by Kim-Sau Chung and Peter Eso on signaling when an individual has career concerns. This paper has been around for a couple of years, but this is the first time I saw it applied to music and … Continue reading

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