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From Silence to Noise: Rauschenberg’s Influence on Music – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’ – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

As someone who makes a living as both a soprano and a playwright, I should find Beethoven an obvious subject of interest. Even more so now, as 18 months ago I was diagnosed with a hearing loss condition called acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, which will eventually lead to complete hearing loss in my right ear. I already often sleep through my alarm if I have my good ear jammed…

How Bonnie Raitt’s pursuit of the blues led her to world music – PRI

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

The phrase “world music” was first coined as a marketing term about 30 years ago. Initially it was just a way to organize music from around the globe so people could find it and buy it. Since then, a lot of people have developed a dislike for the term; critics say it ghettoizes foreign music, dividing musical genres into a small “us” and a very broad “them.” Listen to the Story….

Electronic Music Pioneer Suzanne Ciani: Artists Need To Love Their Machines – Fast Company

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

About the author John Paul Titlow is a writer at Fast Company focused on music and technology, among other things. More

How Google’s Music-Making AI Learns From Human Minds At Festivals – Fast Company

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Some of the sounds are reminiscent of a vintage synthesizer, but what’s happening here is much more modern. A powerful neural network is helping to create these tones in the hopes of offering musicians a cutting-edge new tool for their creative arsenal. Over time, the machines will learn to create music themselves. The classroom is being led by Adam Roberts and Colin Raffel, two Google engineers working on the Magenta project…

‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’ – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

As someone who makes a living as both a soprano and a playwright, I should find Beethoven an obvious subject of interest. Even more so now, as 18 months ago I was diagnosed with a hearing loss condition called acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, which will eventually lead to complete hearing loss in my right ear. I already often sleep through my alarm if I have my good ear jammed…

Democrats use ‘body slam’ audio in last-minute Gianforte attack ad – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Ben Jacobs claims Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him after he asked about the latest CBO score. A Buzzfeed reporter confirmed the account saying she heard a loud crash and saw his feet fly in the air. USA TODAY Democrats wasted no time using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged takedown of a journalist. On Thursday morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee turned…

How Google’s Music-Making AI Learns From Human Minds At Festivals – Fast Company

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Some of the sounds are reminiscent of a vintage synthesizer, but what’s happening here is much more modern. A powerful neural network is helping to create these tones in the hopes of offering musicians a cutting-edge new tool for their creative arsenal. Over time, the machines will learn to create music themselves. The classroom is being led by Adam Roberts and Colin Raffel, two Google engineers working on the Magenta project…

Father of ‘Serial Street Shooter’ suspect has ties to Mexican pop music and ‘Breaking Bad’ – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share ‘SERIAL STREET SHOOTER’ CASE IN PHOENIX“Serial Street Shooter” case: What’s in the Form IV? | 2:16 Public safety reporter Megan Cassidy and breaking news editor Lindsey Collom break down some of what was learned when a judge ordered the unsealed Form IV document relating to the case against Aaron Saucedo. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com CLOSE x Embed x Share ‘SERIAL STREET SHOOTER’ CASE IN PHOENIXMaryvale activists speak…

Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio-based gesture recognition tech into new devices – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mogees, the London startup behind the Mogees Pro and Mogees Play contact microphone and machine learning-based music and gaming devices, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding — capital it plans to use to embed its “gestural recognition tech” into new products and applications. Specifically, the company says it is developing new multi-platform hardware and software targeting IoT, gaming, VR, AR, “smart toys” and industrial applications. Founder Bruno Zamborlin tells…

Streaming can attract the broadest audience ever to music, Edgar Bronfman says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Democrats use ‘body slam’ audio in last-minute Gianforte attack ad – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Ben Jacobs claims Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him after he asked about the latest CBO score. A Buzzfeed reporter confirmed the account saying she heard a loud crash and saw his feet fly in the air. USA TODAY Democrats wasted no time using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged takedown of a journalist. On Thursday morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee turned…

Hometown Heroes: Bruce John On Using Music To Make A Difference – Hartford Courant

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oh, the rock and roll memories Bruce John has. Driving down Route 6 in his Porsche, Muddy Waters riding shotgun. Eating lunch with Arlo Guthrie and his band and laughing so hard that milk came out of his nose. Calling Bonnie Raitt to do a show (a guaranteed sellout) so they could pay the mortgage on their nightclub, The Shaboo Inn. Walking upstairs after a Ramones concert to find that…

‘Serial Street Shooter’ suspect’s dad has ties to ‘Breaking Bad’ music – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share ‘SERIAL STREET SHOOTER’ CASE IN PHOENIX“Serial Street Shooter” case: What’s in the Form IV? | 2:16 Public safety reporter Megan Cassidy and breaking news editor Lindsey Collom break down some of what was learned when a judge ordered the unsealed Form IV document relating to the case against Aaron Saucedo. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com CLOSE x Embed x Share ‘SERIAL STREET SHOOTER’ CASE IN PHOENIXMaryvale activists speak…

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival Still Prizes Energy and Inclusion – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The Relationship Between Brands And Music Needs To Evolve – Fast Company

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

For thousands of years, music has been used as a means of emotional expression. It has unique psychological qualities that can affect listeners in many ways, impacting emotions, creating a somatic effect, and even being used as a means of achieving catharsis. With such deep psychological effects, it’s not a surprise that music fans’ relationships with musicians also run very deep. And in a digital world of “always on,” music…

At Moogfest, the music revolution will be synthesized | PBS NewsHour – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

JUDY WOODRUFF: The idea, how technology, music and science can inspire one another, and to the creation of distinct new sounds. Jeffrey Brown is back to take us to an unusual gathering held just a few days ago in Durham, North Carolina. JEFFREY BROWN: Start with a circuit board, add knobs and dials, solder everything together, and, eventually, if you know what you’re doing, you have an instrument that can…

Cannes: Studiocanal, Universal Music Group, Terra Mater Sign Co-Development Partnership – Variety

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

CANNES — Vivendi-owned Studiocanal and Universal Music Group and Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios have entered into a co-development partnership to produce feature films. Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern, EVP international production & acquisitions,  and Marc Robinson, president of Globe, Universal Music Group UK,  closed the partnership deal with Terra Mater Film Studios CEO Walter Koehler. With Terra Mater producing, Studiocanal will handle international distribution while Universal Music Group will handle…

Chicago Fire’s official DJ releases new mix for team’s 20th anniversary – MLSsoccer.com

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

As the Chicago Fire’s official match-day DJ, Ben Stepnowski, a.k.a. DJ Step, helps keep the stands at Toyota Park moving. And it helps, naturally, that it wasn’t too long ago that he watched the team from those same stands. In fact, Step ascended to his gig with the team after taking in matches after his older brother gifted him with season tickets.  “I wanted to create a video to show…

Why Ariana Grande’s music is so important – Mashable

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

On Monday night, Ariana Grande fans — AKA “Arianators” — excitedly gathered for a shared purpose; to watch her perform the songs they love. But, the awful events which transpired that night meant that some of those fans didn’t make it home.  Grande fans are now mourning the loss to their fanbase; a community whose shared love of her music spans several generations. And, that curious ability to transcend generations…

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