Does It Make A Sound?

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 10/17/2010 - 08:33

Andrew Paul Jackson, the composer whose Aphorism I I premiered with Angela last May, has started a blog to expound on his own works as well as eventually talk about Nietschze and Shostakovich. I assume that the title is a pithy comment about no one reading said blog, so I aim to correct that. As a bonus, judging from the first post he has also recently gone insane.

Couchin' No More

Submitted by Andy on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 21:41

Yesterday I posted to my Tvitter a run I did with RunKeeper, which is a ridiculously fantastic iPhone app for collecting all sorts of data while you run. I am admittedly very narcissistic about data concerning myself (, Foursquare, what have you), but I usually know better than to think this sort of info is of any interest to anyone else.

A Musical Dramaturg

Submitted by Andy on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 20:59

Last weekend was the university's annual Jakobsen Conference, wherein all the graduate students get together to play house conference and have a bang-up interdisciplinary time. Maybe it was due to having significantly fewer nerves than last year, but it didn't seem nearly as well attended. This could have been due to the conference not really starting until after lunch, with the morning taken up by the undergraduate research festivus.

Neo-Curation Is The New Post-Creative Act

Submitted by Andy on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 18:56

I'm totally going to finish that manifesto on digital notation in the near future srsly, but since I totally missed the topical train [1. Originally supposed to be tied into the iPad announcement, I could have related it to the iPad pre-order I suppose. There's always April 3rd!] I might as well try and chase another one down.


Recalcifications and Revisions As Concerns the iPad (Parte The First: Wherein Issues Unrelated to Printed Sheet Music Are Discussed)

Submitted by Andy on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 10:39

What is it?

I'm still not entirely sure who this is for and whether it's suppose to be a primary or secondary device. My particular demographic (technologically inclined with a little bit of disposal income, but still very aware of bills that need paying) seems to have been pretty apathetic during the keynote until the price shoe dropped.
The marketing blitz is certainly trying to position it as a secondary device between a laptop and a smartphone. The keynote had it shown being plugged into a Mac a couple times to sync it, basically like an iPhone.