May Day May Day – Welcome To Machine – The NYC ElectroAcoustic Improvisation Summit

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 7.16.37 PMFor the first day of May there’s a new Words On New Music podcast out!  In this episode Jim and Paul talk about the concluding night of the Second Annual NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit including samples of the artists who performed as well as commentary about similar work going on the West Coast.  The NYC event took place this past February.  The concert series featured music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

Listen at Words On New Music – May 2017 – 72:04

Artists’ music included in this cast (info from the eis.nyc website)…

Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn, Sonic Constructions (hybird acoustic/electronic instruments)

Nick Demopoulos, Archeon Eon (“Smomid” and “Pyramidi” invented electronic instruments)

Adam James Wilson, Skronkbot (fretless electric guitar and automatic improvisation system)

Doug Van Nort, Solo Improvisation with GREIS (tablet controller and GREIS improvisation system)

Jeff Kaiser, ZEITNOT (Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet, flugelhorn, interactive audio software)

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Possessed by Coltrane, the Beatles, Ceil Taylor and his own muse, Words On New Music interviews the transcendent Joseph Benzola

Hear Ye, Hear Ye and You, the March 2017 episode of the Words On New Music podcast is out in living aural color!  The Skype embodied tag-team of Jim Goodin and Paul Muller virtually sat down recently with multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Joseph (Joe) Benzola and had a grand conversation with Mr B talking about his musical art, inspirations, opinions, happiness and anger, all right here on the March 2017 Words On New Music!

Listen Words On New Music – the Joseph Benzola interview – 81:37 length

Musical works featured by the composer in this episode include…

Kurt and Jaco Are Dancing In Heaven (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Improv In Memory Of Larry Coryell

Charles Ives – For Dan Stearns (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Tuareg (from the album, Tuareg)

Three Short Pieces (from the album, Tuareg)

Inspired by Nyman, the words and music of Shane W. Cadman

In this episode of Words On New Music Paul and I sat down in a Whittier, CA, neighborhood coffee shop for a chat with composer, musician, educator, promoter, manager of theater Shane W. Cadman about his musical work before and during his current tenure at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts at Whittier College in Los Angeles.  This episode was our second interview for Words On New Music on my southern California ‘road trip’ this past October to officially meet Paul and our WONM guests.   Listen now!

An ImprovFriday Listen

A new episode of Words On New Music.  This time Paul and I present the music of 10 composers from a recent ImprovFriday recording event as part of the Sound-In new music online community.

Listen… WONM – An ImprovFriday Listen

1 Benjamin Smith – Ben.improv.Jan.26.2017 (piano)

2 Paul H. Muller – New Hope 3 (synth/computer)

3 Paul Mimlitsch – 012717bc 1 (bass clarinet)

4 Jim Goodin – No Ban, No Wall (midi fretless guitar)

5 Steve Layton – Wittier Sunset (feat. Shane W. Cadman, remix Steve Layton) (electric bass layerings)

6 Bill Newbold – I Think Now Sorta 2 (synth, electronics)

7 Kavin Allensen – Conundrum for Guitar and Cholestrol (guitar, electronics)

8 Chris Vaisvil – Two Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic Improvisations (clarinet orchestrations, electronics)

9 James Bailey – Don’t Wake the Neighbors (tenor sax)

10 Shane W. Cadman – Piece012717 (electric bass)

Poly Micro – Poly Tempic, Dr. Peter T!

screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-9-07-01-pmMeet Peter Thoegersen, Ph.D, whose name I have finally learned to spell.  Dr. Thoegersen is a composer, drummer, purveyor of all things microtonal and a witty satirical soul.  Paul and I caught up with him in his hometown of Ventura, CA, while I was out visiting Paul this past October.  We sat down with Peter in the relaxed atrium space at the Ventura pier.

In this podcast 4 of Peter’s works are featured – A Day By The Strand, Hypercube, Canto IV and VII.

Listen to the podcast…

Words On New Music – Jim and Paul chat with Dr. Peter Thoegersen 

Links to Peter Thoegersen’s music and thesis…

Peter Thoegersen on Soundcloud
The Drum Channel feature on Peter Thoegersen
Polytempic Polymicrotonal Music: A Road Less Traveled by Dr. Peter Thoegersen