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Carl Faia Sonic Arts

Computer music designer, composer, performer, Sonic Arts teacher

Qu’est-ce donc que la musique ?
À la fois un art, une science et un artisanat.
Pierre Boulez, Points de repère

  • Klaus Huber

My (Belated) Klaus Huber Story

Centre Acanthes 1993: fresh in from a year in Denmark studying composition with Vikings Per Nørgaard, Karl Aage Rasmussen and Hans Abrahamsen, I found myself in the south of France just outside Avignon during the summer festival period at the academy created by Claude Samuel in 1977. Percussionist Sylvio Gualda and three composers were invited to give workshops: Harrison Birtwistle, who walked in the first day of his workshop carrying a huge plant he had uprooted somewhere in the woods daring us [...]

  • Put the glasses on

Put the Glasses ON

My new motto: Put the glasses on! Ray Nelson's Eight O’Clock in the Morning (1963) (http://bit.ly/2dS0oPH) At the end of the show the hypnotist told his subjects, “Awake.” Something unusual happened. One of the subjects awoke all the way. This had never happened before. His name was George Nada and he blinked out at the sea of faces in the theatre, at first unaware of anything out of the ordinary. Then he noticed, spotted here and there in the crowd, [...]

  • The Empty Frame

Nobody Cares If You Listen

Actually, I’ve ‘transcribed’ the name of the video you should find below from Nobody Cares About Your Photography to Nobody Cares If You Listen. You could also transcribe it to nobody cares about your art. I’ll explain. I take pictures. I would like to take better pictures, so I subscribe to a very informative podcast called The Art of Photography. Ted Forbes has been doing this for a long time and I enjoy his delivery, and the subject matter is [...]

  • Jonathan Harvey

The Music Of Stockhausen by Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey (1939–2012) looks at and decrypts the early work of Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007).1Harvey, Jonathan.  The music of Stockhausen : an introduction / by Jonathan … Continue reading Introductory style, with Harvey’s wonderfully clear and insightful explanations and lots of musical examples… A great book to have at hand. I started looking for this one about a year ago and it was selling for some crazy price. I finally found it at a reasonable price and now [...]