Sunday, February 12, 2012

I want to circuit-bend



I picked up these toys at Goodwill for $10. I think they will be fun to bend (when I have time!). I need to make a large order for electronic parts - been skimming through Make: Electronics by Charles Platt and Handmade Electronic Music by Nicolas Collins - lots of cool ideas.

Working on a duo for marimba and cajón, which is coming along pretty quickly. Still editing my piano/fixed-media piece. Right now, just lots of ideas swimming around and not enough time to explore them!

As mentioned in my previous post, we had Jeri-Mae Astolfi (pianist) and James Mobberley (composer) as guests. Add Dan Asia to that list, as he was here last Monday. Later in the semester, Suk-Jun Kim, Zack Browning, and Paul Moravec. Not to mention 4 graduate recitals, 2 department concerts, and some other odds and ends. We are both lucky and crazy.

Friday, February 3, 2012

busy

January at UF saw guest appearances by pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi and composer James Mobberley. I enjoyed interacting with both, but as I was in charge of their visits, I have to say I'm glad they're over so I can relax!

Not that I'm relaxing overmuch. Terminus debuts in a month, and of course I have other projects to contend with. But hey, classes are good and I'm inching closer to figuring out my dissertation topic.

For anyone following my Twitter, you may have seen that I had a stray bat get into my apartment and I suffered a hard drive crash. The bat (who was cute but annoying) left without too much fuss (I just left a window open all night) and System76 swiftly replaced my hard drive.

That's about it for now. Certainly enjoying not doing tech work for UF for a little while. Maybe I'll write some music this weekend. There's a thought...