Short write up about the June 1st concert by Stephen Smoliar: Innovative Music from an Innovative Trio
Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell perform Specular Reflections again in a special event at Old First Concerts showcasing solos, duos, and trios.
Brief promo write-up on SFGate
Emily Tian will perform Binary Ripples for piano and looping pedal on her concert titled Diversity of Duet. The event features traditional duets, along with the exploration of several human/computer duets, two pianos with two percussionists, and a piano/saxophone duet.
Annual memorial concert in honor of Glenn Glasow and scholarship program which bears his name. Featuring world premieres of new compositions by student, faculty and alumni composers, performed by Amoveo Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
Ben Rivers – Waves
(Glenn Glasow Graduate Fellowship)
Randall Krieger – Creatures of Ocean Deep
(Glasow Undergraduate Composition Award)
Jamie McNair – rise and shine
Donovon Ceaser – Sonata for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Tom Dreiman – The Mirror
Ryan Rey – Specular Reflections
Jeffrey Miller – Apothegm
Pyramind started a Twitch channel and I got to be a guest on their first stream playing GoldenEye 007 for N64. Here's the stream from April 19th.
It was fun getting to play this awesome game from my childhood. We were all a little rusty, but we got by with a little practice and much aimless wandering. If you're on Twitch, be sure to check it out and follow Pyramind_TV
WeeklyBeats is back for 2018 and I'm participating for the third time now. Instead of the electronic based tracks I've produced in previous years, I'll be focusing on cinematic/production tracks with Logic (Reason was my DAW of choice for 2014 and 2016).
The first quarter of 2018 is done and I have 13 new tracks posted. I'll be posting these tracks to Bandcamp eventually, but for now, they can be streamed here: weeklybeats.com/r2me2
The Pyramind Mentorship Network is shifting to a new calendar system for booking lessons and training (formerly on Setmore). You can find my calendar under the Lessons section of this website and here:
The new system looks like this:
Now that I've created a few breakdown videos on the Pyramind Youtube channel, I'm now releasing the mock ups made for each video through Splice.
Here's the first release for the Walking Dead Theme
In time for the Season 8 premiere, this breakdown looks at harmony, texture, and instrumentation of the Walking Dead Theme composed by Bear McCreary.
In this tip, I look at the composition techniques used in "Paranoid Android" and how they relate to Radiohead's writing process.