It’s Sound Week on BTR, and to round out our coverage on all things aural, we’re bringing you two interviews about unexpected developments in the perception of music.
First off, Jen interviews composer and programmer Jakub Ciupinski of Blind Ear Music, a collective of musicians and composers with a penchant, and special software program, for real-time composing. Essentially, thanks to this new technology, the audience can watch a composer interact with the instant feedback of a musical ensemble. Pretty cool.
And later, Matt discusses The Emoti-chair, a sensory substitution technology designed to help the hearing-impaired better experience music, with co-inventor Dr. Frank Russo.
Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Jeff Volk, a poet and cymatics enthusiast dedicated to making the invisible visible through sound.
If you’d like to submit a poem to be played on the show, feel free to send an MP3 to thirdeyeweekly at gmail dot com, but do keep sound quality in mind!
Without further ado …
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
(Official Before Today cover art)
September 7 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
September 10 – The Goat Farm – Atlanta, GA
September 11 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
(Official Lissy Trullie cover art)
(Official Orcas cover art)
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