Scientia Global, a UK-based magazine, featured a very nice article on our NSF-funded "Teach a Computer to Sing" project in Lowell, MA. You can find a link to that article here. Though the project wrapped up last spring, I'm still finding moments of excitement in thinking about the possibilities of collaboration with researchers in the CS community. I learned so much working on that project and am thankful to have been a part of it.
I'm currently in the midst of a two-week residency at Arts, Letters, and Numbers in Averill Park, NY. ALN is a terrific organization, with a very dedicated staff and a wonderfully creative environment. Last week, we had a Creative Music Intensive, led by the composer/pianist Michael Harrison. Michael took us through seven days of training in North Indian raga singing, Just Intonation, and his many collaborations with master musicians. The week wrapped up with a house concert featuring works by the participants. I've met some wonderfully creative artists (from multiple disciplines) from all over the world. I composed a work called "Bhairav Dance", a work for alto saxophone, cello, and fixed media. I created an interesting drone using synthesizers, a Shepard Tone, and additional textures. I'll post a recording very soon. All in all, ALN has proven to be a highly supportive and engaging place. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for creative inspiration.
In March, I'll head out to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska City, NE. I look forward to finishing some work and interacting with the community there. I'm most inspired by what we studied during the ALN intensive. I'm hopeful to dig continue my studies with Michael later this year. Indian music is beautiful, haunting, and incredibly deep--and we just scratched the surface this past week. Lastly, I'm going to participate in the 2018 Charlotte New Music Workshop in June. I'm excited to hear my string quartet performed for the first time. In the coming weeks, I'll revise that and send it off to the musicians. I took part in the Max workshop at CNM a few years ago. It was terrific and I'm delighted to be there for two weeks to learn and hear some amazing music.
As always, thanks for reading and please be in touch!