Monday, November 9, 2015

Daily Log: November 9, 2015

Today I went to lunch with contestant #1 in the Great Quest for a New Faculty Member (from now on called simply Great Quest, or GQ).
He seemed like a very smart fellow, studying Rachmaninov and other Russian composers and their reception in historiography through time.  But the cool thing was I totally could keep up with him in a conversation.  He asked lots of questions about my thesis and it was awesome.

I didn't do much else today, research- or musicology-wise.

I did finish my project for 410 on Female DJs.  I won't have to present until Wednesday, though.  Which means I wasted a lot of stress and energy for nothing.  I'll probably share some of my thoughts on that project in a later post (or not...).

I'm also reading part of a new book that features Pauline.  The book is about earth and its relationship with art.  I'll tell you more once I get into it.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Daily Log: 2 November, 2015

Discussed music alteration software like audacity, spek, and SPEAR.  I downloaded Spek and Spear and I hope to do some work with spectrography in the near future.

Taught SS -- Starting on the 3rd today.  Trying to figure out how I'm going to survive November with all of my comings and goings.

Read more of Bernstein's SFTMC book, including interviews and thoughts from William Miginnis and Terry Riley.  I found out that Riley actually performed at a composer's workshop with La Monte Young HERE in PROVO!  That's cool.  I'm getting out of the realm of Oliveros with some of these articles -- especially the ones about the Buchla 100 Series.  It's a cool thing, and Pauline did write a couple of pieces with it, but it never became her favorite compositional tool and I likely won't need to know too much about it.

Also finished correcting all of the unit 2 tests for 301.  Now I just have to enter grades.

Listening to lots of David Guetta today.  I think I know what House Music looks like.