Author Archives: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Womb Music

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
I’m at the end of pregnancy, and in addition to now owning a car seat and burp cloths, the pressing question in the minds of the two composer parents is, “what will he listen to?”

The Joys and Sorrows of Digital Audio

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Between the familiarity with the look of a sound (like how amazing a Fender Rhodes’ waveform appears) to developing odd relationships with time because of digital editing, I have to say that my interaction with music at large has been fundamentally altered by these digital dimensions.

It’s Too Darn Hot

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
I am tossing coherence out the window in honor of a proper fan, so here are a few random thoughts to underscore this scorcher.

Notation, Notation, Notation

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
More and more I find that notation reflects the action of creating new music. Beyond the speed of the creative process, notation can successfully function in many different capacities if its intention is clear.

Outdoor Music, Part 2

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
How can we make compelling visual choices that, when faced with curating live elements, direct the attention of the listener to see, and therefore hear, more musically, deeply and more organically?

Outdoor Music

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
The end of summer is always filled with aching tastes for crisp fall air and a sweet nostalgia for apricots past. People have drastically different relationships with summer music—specifically outdoor summer music. I think people dig this kind of musical experience for three reasons…

Audio Flashbacks

By Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Do the short bleeps with beautiful attacks of vintage video game soundtracks live happily as the 20th-century harpsichord?