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Posted 7 months ago

Home sweet home. #1: Kitchen-cooked chips.

Posted 3 years ago

/// Episode 10 - Christopher Adler Part 2 of 2 ///

Andrew Bliss chats with composer, pianist, and improviser Christopher Adler in Episode 9 / 10, focusing specifically on his works Signals Intelligence, Pines Long Slept in Sunshine, and his new piece for solo drumset entitled Plenum Vortices. Christopher will be the featured composer-in-residence at the first annual nief-norf Summer Festival this June at Furman University in South Carolina.

Posted 3 years ago

/// Episode 9 - Christopher Adler ///

Andrew Bliss chats with composer, pianist, and improviser Christopher Adler in Episode 9, focusing specifically on his works Signals Intelligence, Pines Long Slept in Sunshine, and his new piece for solo drumset entitled Plenum Vortices. Christopher will be the featured composer-in-residence at the first annual nief-norf Summer Festival this June at Furman University in South Carolina.

(Source: niefnorf.org)

Posted 3 years ago

Found: Tribute to the late Milton Babbitt

This video has been floating around online, but I thought I would share it for anyone who has not already seen it.

Posted 3 years ago

/// Episode #8 ///

Andrew Bliss chats with Bill Sallak about John Zorn’s Cobra, the upcoming nnSummer Festival, and a bit about the music of Stuart Saunders Smith.

The nief-norf podcast, renamed nief-norf Chronicles (sad to see nnTV go for a variety of reasons) is back and kicking! Please consider subscribing on iTunes and visiting the community at www.andybliss.tumblr.com where you can leave your thoughts and comments!

Posted 3 years ago

Conductor Pro!

Found: I got this clip recently from a friend and wanted to share. Really incredible, funny, and inspiring. Enjoy!

Posted 3 years ago

4000 Holes

Spending this cold winter weekend preparing for a performance of John Luther Adams’ 4000 Holes later this winter. This work, one of his newest pieces, is written for piano, percussion, and electronic soundscape and will be performed at Northern Illinois University in March with my Nothing in Common duo partner, Mabel Kwan. The piece, which references the Beatles, should be a wonderful close to this JLA portrait concert we are preparing. I can’t wait to put it together.

Posted 3 years ago

How to stay alive in a music career

Found all of this to be so true! Enjoy.

Posted 3 years ago

Found: Performance of Steve Reich’s Drumming from my residency at Roots & Rhizomes at the Banff Centre. This video brings back so many wonderful memories and reminds me of the great friends that I made through this experience. Hope you all enjoy this!

I’d love to hear when and where anyone else has played Drumming. I enjoyed Steve discussion regarding the kind of community that is built between strangers while preparing this piece…

Posted 3 years ago

Heard: iPad Commericial Song (Chilly Gonzales)

Anyone else digging this? Somebody fill me in on this guy. Does anyone listen to any of his other stuff? Here is the original instrumental version that I found online.

Posted 3 years ago

Found: 10 Things About Sound (TED)

Thanks to Jim Campbell for passing along this awesome TED Talk about Sound.

Posted 3 years ago

FaceTime on my Computer

Loving the new FaceTime for Mac / iOS4. Find me at andybliss@me.com!

Posted 3 years ago

Found: I was very fortunate to participate in Mark Applebaum’s Metaphysics of Notation this past January. Here is a great Robert Arnold documentary that I highly recommend checking out. 

Posted 3 years ago
Posted 4 years ago

Discuss: Heard from a good friend today…

A Hypothetical three strike system when considering the quality of a piece of new music…strikes are as follows:

  1. Music is printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
  2. That paper is in portrait rather than landscape format.
  3. Music is engraved in either Finale or Sibelius rather than a custom font.

Any thoughts?

Discuss