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COMPOSER BOOT CAMP

COMPOSER BOOT CAMP
COMPOSER BOOT CAMP 101

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON
NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

60x60 Latin Mix LOOKING FOR MUSIC (November 1 Deadline, FREE Submission) Latin Music, Pop, Electronica, Dance, Experimental

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60x60Latin Mix LOOKING FOR MUSIC (November 1 Deadline, FREE Submission) Open To: The call is open to all Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. Deadline: 11-01-14 Receipt Type: Digital Submission: Must be completed online by deadline Vox Novus's 60x60 is calling for one-minute recorded works with durations of 60 seconds or less. Curator/Macro-composer Sabrina Pena Young will select and organize 60 compositions to be played continuously in a one-hour live concert. About the 60x60 Latin Mix: The 60x60 Latin mix will show recent works of Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. 60x60 is a project of "signature works" and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathe…

CALL FOR MUSICIANS November 1 - LATIN MIX looking for ARTISTS (Dance, Salsa, Jazz, Electronica, Pop, Rock)

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60x60Latin Mix LOOKING FOR MUSIC (November 1 Deadline, FREE Submission) Open To: The call is open to all Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. Deadline: 11-01-14 Receipt Type: Digital Submission: Must be completed online by deadline Vox Novus's 60x60 is calling for one-minute recorded works with durations of 60 seconds or less. Curator/Macro-composer Sabrina Pena Young will select and organize 60 compositions to be played continuously in a one-hour live concert. About the 60x60 Latin Mix: The 60x60 Latin mix will show recent works of Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. 60x60 is a project of "signature works" and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathe…

Machinima Films Grow Up: Why Machinima Isn't Just for Gamers

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Machinima Films Grow UpMachinima used to be a realm only for hardcore gamers, but today, filmmakers are taking the video-game-inspired style by storm with new exciting films. 


What is machinima? Most commonly considered video game fan films, machinima today encompasses any type of film or video that uses video-game inspired computer generated virtual environments in their production. Sounds complicated? It doesn't have to. In machinima, filmmakers manipulate video game characters, called puppets, and direct them to perform certain actions. Unlike traditional animation, machinimators, or machinima animators, do not need to create each production frame-by-frame. Instead they record the puppets complete actions in the same way that a camera records actors on a live film set. Traditional machinima films, and those usually promoted by 

YouTube's most popular channel for Machinima Inc., are created within popular video games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto and essentially are fu…

TEDx Was Rocking Awesome and Latin Mix 60x60 Looking for Latin Music!

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TEDx Was Rocking Awesome and Latin Mix 60x60  Looking for Latin Music! I was so excited to talk about Libertaria: The Virtual Opera at the recent TEDxBuffalo event this past Tuesday in Buffalo, New York. I had an opportunity to talk about Internet Collaboration and how classical musicians, artists, and filmmakers can collaborate using social media, Skype, and the cloud.

Watch a clip below from TEDxBuffalo For the Clip of Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GyvqbOW1e4&t=1h28m51s

It was a wonderful day of great speakers and exciting ideas from the Tool Library in Buffalo, New York, to new ways of rethinking HealthCare by the Independent Health CEO Dr. Michael Cropp. We were even schooled in artificial intelligence and chess by Dr. Kenneth Regan.

There are more exciting projects coming up! 

Looking for Latin Music and Latin Artists 60x60 is a project containing 60 works each 60 seconds in length presented continuously in an hour performance syn…

TEDxBuffalo TOMORROW October 14th Showcases New Opera, Art by Keith Harrington "The Projectionist" and MORE!

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TEDxBuffalo TOMORROW October 14th Showcases New Opera, Art by Keith Harrington "The Projectionist" and MORE! WATCH THE LIVESTREAMhttp://www.tedxbuffalo.com/tedxbuffalo-2014-live-stream/ In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations). About TEDxBuffalo Since 2011, TEDxBuffalo has taken place each October at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center. This year, we’re expanding the format to accommodate 300 attendees (up from 100) and adding an after-party to the fun! TEDxBuffalo is free for all who attend than…

Be a part of TEDxBUFFALO! Watch LIVESTREAM online! OCT 14th

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Want to be a part of TEDxBuffalo this upcoming October 14th? Check out the latest in technology and great awesomely BIG IDEAS TUESDAY OCTOBER 14th! You can enjoy the groundbreaking TEDxBuffalo Event this upcoming Tuesday by viewing online or at our remote locations. Check out the instructions below!


LIVESTREAM VIEWING! Find your favorite speakers on the schedule Go to TEDxBuffalo.com the day of the event and click on the big banner that will say “CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVESTREAM” REMOTE VIEWING INFORMATIONDidn’t get a ticket to TEDxBuffalo 2014? If sitting by yourself at a computer all day to watch the live stream of the event sounds like too solitary of an idea, you can also attend a viewing party at one of our remote sites! All remote viewing sites will be open throughout the entire TEDxBuffalo conference. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library — Central BranchWhere: The library is located at 1 Lafayette Sq. in downtown Buffalo, between Broadway, Washington Street, Ellicott Street and Cl…

TEDx Buffalo Event Oct. 14 Available through LIVESTREAM and REMOTE SITES!

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Want to be a part of TEDx Buffalo this upcoming October 14th? Check out the latest in technology and great awesomely BIG IDEAS TUESDAY OCTOBER 14th! You can enjoy the groundbreaking TEDxBuffalo Event this upcoming Tuesday by viewing online or at our remote locations. Check out the instructions below!

LIVESTREAM VIEWING! Find your favorite speakers on the schedule Go to TEDxBuffalo.com the day of the event and click on the big banner that will say “CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVESTREAM” REMOTE VIEWING INFORMATIONDidn’t get a ticket to TEDxBuffalo 2014? If sitting by yourself at a computer all day to watch the live stream of the event sounds like too solitary of an idea, you can also attend a viewing party at one of our remote sites! All remote viewing sites will be open throughout the entire TEDxBuffalo conference. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library — Central BranchWhere: The library is located at 1 Lafayette Sq. in downtown Buffalo, between Broadway, Washington Street, Ellicott Street and C…

5 Tips when Selecting Music for a Concert or Band Gig: Making a Good Music Performance Great

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5 Tips when Selecting Music for a Concert or Band Gig: Making a Good Music Performance GreatWhether you play in a rock band or a string quartet, choosing what music to include in a concert or gig can make or break a performance.
In my twenty-five years as a musician and avid music enthusiast, I have attended or performed in hundreds, if not a thousand, live music performances. While the quality of the performers, the venue, the audience size, etc., had much to do with the success of each music performance, the song choice really impacted the overall quality of the music concert. Follow these five tried-and-true music tips next time you need to choose which song to perform at your next music concert.

1. Make a music sandwich.
Think of your typical sandwich. Delicious meats and savory condiments partitioned between slices of sumptuous fresh bread. The bread in your concert should be faster, exciting songs. These are songs that will excite the audience when you begin the concert and will h…