View From the West: How Do We Judge New Music?

Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki In a way, I will be preaching to the choir in this column. On the other hand, the point raised is one worth considering or, perhaps more accurately, reconsidering. That which is new, unfamiliar, or outside of the realm what we are comfortable with, that which we do not understand, […]

View From the East: Honest Voice

Greg Sandow Something happened as I got ready to write this column—I thought I got bored with the music I was going to write about. I guess that’s an occupational hazard for critics, since we’re forced to pay attention to all kinds of things, whether we really care about them or not. In this case, […]

Freeze Frame: A Snapshot of Music Making on the Internet

with Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid Paul D. Miller’s Preamble: In an era of intensely networked systems, when you create, it’s not just how you create, but the context of the activity that makes the product. Operating systems, editing environments, graphical user interfaces—these are the keywords in this kind of compositional […]

A Virtual Conversation with Jaron Lanier

Tuesday, June 4, 2002—10:30 a.m.Lanier’s Tribeca Loft, New York, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Scientist and Musician Nancarrow Other Influences Success Technology and Music Music on the Web Music as Prophecy Jaron Plays the World’s Biggest Flute Excerpts from Jaron Lanier: Instruments of Change Complete Interview Transcript (116KB PDF file) free download

How do composers use the Web as a creative medium for music? Jovino Santos Neto

Photo by Lara Hoefs As a tool and a medium for musicians and composers, the Internet comes close to the nature and the essence of music: it is invisible, immaterial and non-linear. These attributes, plus the possibility of worldwide instant communication, trace an interesting parallel with music itself. The musical vibration, with its moment-based creation […]