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So Much Going On…

Blogging today about a couple of pieces of news, music related. First off, I am editing a new CD. This is a collection of four pieces for violin, horn, and piano, which I recorded last summer with two brilliant colleagues, … Continue reading

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A New Studio

I got a grant from WARF (more later about that) to set up an electro-acoustic studio at the School of Music. What?? The music that I wrote and recorded on my CD, about which I blogged at length (and which is … Continue reading

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Label!

The new CD has been done for about a month. By done, I mean the mastering is all finished. The final step was to find a label to release the disc. This is a multipart step, though. See below. I … Continue reading

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CD is DONE!!!!

My CD is done. All mixed. All mastered.* Time to find a label for it.   * Mastering: making all the tracks live in the same sound world, at the same basic volume level.

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CD update: we’re close!

Since my last entry, we have mixed all the songs on the new CD. I have also played it for a few people. When I was making the CD, I thought it was extremely “commercial” sounding, but this is not … Continue reading

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Recording and Mixing

It has been a while since my last report on the CD creation process, and much has happened. Since that post, I finished composing/recording my songs, engaged the drummer I have worked with for the last 25 years (in Meridian), bought … Continue reading

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Tour II, CD II

Halfway through the Meridian Arts Ensemble Rust Belt Tour of 2014, with an update. Touring means: driving, hotels, performing. I’m so happy that the group is playing at the highest level even though we don’t see each other for much … Continue reading

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CD update and Tour

I haven’t blogged in a while, not because the CD isn’t proceeding apace, but because the academic year has begun, with all its responsibilities and time commitments. I know my loyal readers are wondering anxiously where we stand, and are … Continue reading

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The Doctor of Mixology

I have written and recorded five tunes that are close to complete, and I have a bunch of improvs that are complete. In other words, in 2 months I have at least approached my goal of writing and recording an … Continue reading

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On Endurance, Thinking, and Playing

A few observations: 1. Wearing headphones for a long time is no fun. We’re not talking earbuds here, but good quality headphones that go over your ears and play a high quality sound so you can hear what’s going on. … Continue reading

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