Tag Archives: music

October 02

Performing Live in Glasgow

Solo Ambient Guitar Performance at CCA Glasgow Tuesday the 21st of October , 7pm – 11pm £4 + £1 booking fee All ages Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom Tickets available through the CCA box office: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/542058977932e9a37600002d And Flights of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest is an extended duration performance of […]

May 29

And the beat goes on . . .

It seems clear now that the headphones and the streaming music service are secondary acquisitions for Apple – with the Beats deal, they’ve just acquired the head of Interscope records. I would expect an announcement of an Apple record label fairly soon.

November 24

Live Music from Cinema Volta

My friends Jackie and Stephen have started a series of salons in Dennistoun called, “House Music.” I had the privilege of performing last night along with the artist Sue Tompkins. The feeling in the room was great and it resulted in some very nice performances.   I’ve mixed the recordings of the performance and released […]

September 29

Helping Bands Play to the Crowd, Long Before the Show – NYTimes.com

Only 15 shows booked so far, but an interesting idea – sort of the Air BnB of concert booking.  If this could be combined with the new trend in concerts in private homes, it could get really interesting. Helping Bands Play to the Crowd, Long Before the Show – NYTimes.com.

September 28

Cinema Volta back catalogue now on Bandcamp

Free music just in time for a celebration of the equinox. Have an ambient weekend with the full Cinema Volta back catalogue, now available on the pay what you want music site Bandcamp. You can find the albums, “Space Exploration,” “Tube,” “Stuff,” and “Music from The Kitchen‘ there. And as an added bonus, “Stuff” now […]

September 01

Waiting for the Sergeant Pepper Moment

I’ll be chairing one of the featured panels at IBC this year called, “Waiting for the Sergeant Pepper Moment,” looking at the potential technology has to change the way we make television. You can read about the panel at the IBC website. In 1967, The Beatles released their album “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” […]

August 29

Musical influences

I’ve put together a collection of composers and performers who have influenced the creation of “Music Chamber.”  I think you’ll be able to see a common thread here. All of these pieces have a focus on the resonance and sonorities created by massed voices, whether human or instrumental.  You’ll find Rhys Chatam, Glen Branca, György Ligeti, […]

August 19

Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties – NYTimes.com

More musicians weigh in on the subject of the financial side of online streaming: Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties – NYTimes.com.

August 06

Who killed the music industry? An interactive explainer | PandoDaily

An easy to follow essay on how we got into this mess: Who killed the music industry? An interactive explainer | PandoDaily.

July 29

What’s the new A&R?

In my previous post, I discussed the recent announcement by Thom Yorke of Radiohead that he was pulling his music from Spotify. This announcement has caused quite a stir, with lots of people taking pro and anti Spotify positions.  It’s important to have this sort of debate, but the focus on Spotify is causing people […]