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Wed Apr, 23 2014 7:00 PM EDT — Wed Apr, 23 2014 9:15 PM EDT
On this Wednesday night's edition of Nightscaping Radio on Stillstream: I'll be featuring tracks from the album "Inside The Hollow Realm" by Numina and Caul, celebrating its 10th anniversary of its release in 2014. Also, new to the show - music by Frore, Stillstream's Featured Artist of The Month for April; new dark tracks by Cousin Silas, music by Disturbed Earth, and stuff by That Bald Guy™...err...Har. Starts at 7:00PM
James Johnson mentioned using generative systems on some of his albums, and being a newbie I was intrigued to look into them. It's basically a system which you program to structure and control (with…Continue
Here's who is involved so far:Artwork (for first volume): Scott M2Project Manager (handling audio files, etc.): Geoff (apne sinn)Info Manager: Greg (eyes cast down)Artists: Aairria, Beed and Fascia,…Continue
What's been playing lately?
Various orchestras. Sibelius: Symphonies #4 - #7. Sibelius is definitely growing on me as a strong influence. Brilliant, classic and modern. His symphonies follow the clear progression one would expect in a sequence of similar works composed years apart. No. 5 is mostly playful; No. 6 is a delight, and the one-movement No. 7 is simply sublime. Essential listening for classical…Continue
I just found (only 10 years after its initial presentation) this very interesting theory about the dynamics of online economics. The Long Tail model, as developed by Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine, is encouraging news for us niche artists, who can't reasonably expect to be bestsellers in any mainstream market.
In a nutshell, the theory points out that online retailers don't have the physical limitations of…Continue
Nothing can replace the electrical charge generated by playing with a live audience in the same room... but online virtual performance is a growing phenomenon, and I've found one that looks particularly promising, because the artist can be paid by the listeners:
You can set up just about anywhere. You stream through your laptop's webcam and onboard microphone (or external feed(s) for either or both). You can even set…Continue