In 2005, one of my professors, Anthony Braxton, proposed that we record a duo of sax and tuba. I agreed. He offered me something like $500 upfront or $600 if I waited until the release. I opted to wait. I'm still waiting. I've never heard the recording.
After some years, I started to wonder if I should take the recording session off my CV. Surely if it's not out after a decade, it's just not very good. The engineer mentioned a few problems during the session, so maybe none of it was useable. Maybe it was my playing. Something must be wrong with it.
I've had stuff I recorded released without my knowledge before, so I used to check if it had come out and people forgot to tell me. Now I have vague concerns about whether a surprise release would reflect my name change. I trust them to get it right, but things can sometimes go wrong....
Two or three years ago, a German researcher got in touch with me to ask about the recording. I told him everything I remember from it. He said something about the music on the recording. I told him I'd never heard it, so he sent me a copy(!!)!
I listened to five minutes and just could not bear it. I've still never heard it. I don't know where I put the file.
I'm asking a lot of questions on here and I'll blog what this turns into! You know, to feed back into the information loop etc.
I should probably also post a somewhat redacted version of my latest pgche paper.... (However the biggest fake away from that is that Nick Collins wrote a great paper on how to teach SuperCollider.)
I've heard rumours that C++ is dead and everyone has moved to #Rust. I have questions:
Are people using #JUCE with Rust very commonly or it a niche interest?
Is there a good written resource for beginners to both things?
What's a good book on Rust?
What's a good book on writing VSTs and audio apps with JUCE?
What is currently the most popular/documented/likely-to-remain-popular language and library for writing VSTs?
Please give me your faves and your opinions!
(I know that #PD is a great way to write VSTs. I have not forgotten the best patcher language!)
Please don't preorder/buy a digital edition of the live coding book coming out at the end of Nov on MIT press. It's open access and will be freely available as mobi, epub and pdf. They're also selling digital editions separately (despite us paying an open access subvention with public funds).
The ebooks will be free to download, edit and share under a CC-BY-SA license on their website, but hidden under the 'resources' tab. We're discussing how to make this clearer..
Vilnius: A reminder that on Saturday this week I will be teaching a workshop on how to compose 3D music in #SuperCollider using #ambisonics. The workshop is free (and I will post slides online soon for those who cannot attend). Please share with anyone who might be interested.
Ooh, I don't want to send the batteries for recycling as some are in great condition.
I guess I should modify my offer to include posting them
Anyway, it's a #wordpress plugin: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/share-on-mastodon/
It echoes your WP posts to your masto account
I have no idea why my blog posts are showing up here!
It's not ifft.
I thought they were meant to show up as their own activity pub thing.
If my internal hard drive does die, this is taking like 4 days to upload. Restoring will be a nightmare. Maybe I should have reopened my rsync.net addount
I have a hard drive with a backup from when my computer exploded recently, so this seems like a safe time to try this, relatively speaking
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