THE INSIDE STORY: Jim Schliestett and MIND & MACHINE

Composer and performer Jim Schliestett has a long history of adding - and sometimes discarding - new instruments, technologies, disciplines, and genres to his musical toolkit. French horn, electric guitar, voice, analog synthesis, orchestration, composition, analog recording, interactive multimedia, digital recording - each in turn has provided the basis for creative output of the moment... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Herbert Deutsch and MIND & MACHINE

Herbert Deutsch has had an eclectic career as a composer, author, educator, and music marketing consultant. Professor Emeritus of Music and former Chairman of the Music Department at Hofstra University, he directed the Music Business Program, the Electronic Music and Recording Studios, and taught composition and multimedia. A composer of music in various media, his... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Julius Bucsis and MIND & MACHINE

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in over 100 juried events worldwide. He creates compositions for fixed media, acoustic instruments with electronics, acoustic instruments without electronics, and electric guitar with computer processing. He has performed his compositions for... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Jon Bellona and MIND & MACHINE

Jon Bellona’s work has been shown in concerts, festivals, and galleries across North America and Europe, including Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS); Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS); the Smithsonian Museum of American History (D.C.); International Computer Music Conference (ICMC); with special performances at the Casa da Música (Porto Portugal) and CCRMA... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Nick Vines and HIPSTER ZOMBIES FROM MARS

Described as “exquisite” (Gramophone), "riveting" (The New York Times), “arresting” (The Boston Globe), “full, extravagant and wild” (Sydney Morning Herald), and “edgy, bright and entertaining as hell” (NewMusicBox), Australian composer Nicholas Vines is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary music scene. As well as being commissioned by ensembles worldwide and receiving global... Continue Reading →

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