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SLOrk at the Memorial Church

April 25th, 2010 No comments

Yesterday I was invited to play a short performance with SLOrk at the Stanford Memorial Church. The concert was for the next year admitted students, and the church was pretty packed. Ge Wang talked about CCRMA and about the Stanford Laptop Orchestra. It was a great experience! Thanks guys for inviting me.

Here there are some pics by Dave Kerr:

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Jordan Rudess at Stanford!

April 20th, 2010 2 comments

That’s right: Jordan Rudess is coming to Stanford to give a free performance next Thursday April 29th! This event is part of the SLORkastic Chamber Music 2010, a free concert by the whole class of Composing, Coding, and Performance with Laptop Orchestra. This concert is divided into 7 groups, and Jordan Rudess will be joining my group as a very special guest.

The event will take place at the CCRMA Stage, The Knoll at Stanford University. The concert will start at 8pm. You can find a link to the facebook event here.

I will be sharing the stage with Jordan Rudess and Jorge Herrera (a PhD student at CCRMA that is helping me with the ReactPad pieces). Jordan will play the Eigenharp, the iPad, the iPhone and of course his keyboards. Jorge and I will play the iPad version of the ReactPad, and I might use Jordan’s voice synthesizer as well.

I still can’t believe that I managed to bring Jordan from the east coast and that I will be sharing the stage with him. I’m really excited about this!

You can’t miss it!

SLOrkastic Jordan Rudess

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The New Raemon en Apolo

April 18th, 2010 1 comment

Acabo de ver este vídeo del concierto de The New Raemon en el Apolo (Barcelona) y me ha emocionado tanto que necesito escribir estas palabras. Ramón Rodríguez se merece esto y más. Lleva currándoselo años y finalmente la gente se ha dado cuenta de que hay un músico humilde, irónico y sencillo que hace canciones que te llegan bien adentro y no se dejan ir fácilmente. Qué pena haberme perdido este evento. Pero sigo sonriendo, pensando en la suerte que he tenido en conocer a esta gran persona, tocar con él, y por lo tanto poder aprender de él. Mi más sincera enhorabuena.

Titan, ets un exemple. Encara puc ser el teu biògraf?

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Cómo vivir la Vida, por Andrés Poole

April 15th, 2010 1 comment
  • vas a un cajero automático y haces cola. cuando te toca tu turno no sacas dinero.
  • tienes las manos heladas y las pones bajo un chorro de agua caliente
  • te estiras en el suelo y miras el techo. Piensas en cómo se vería el suelo estando estirado en el techo
  • te mandas e-mails a ti mismo
  • cuando algo duele, exploras el dolor hasta que te parece que te vas a morir
  • acumulas mucha saliva en la boca y luego escupes desde lo alto de un edificio en llamas. No lo logras apagar.
  • viene el agua, tú flojito
  • recuerdas que estás respirando y en los siguientes 10 minutos no puedes dejar de pensar en cada inspiración que das.
  • si estás alterado, mejor corta una cebolla y llora un rato
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Headbanging Around Europe

April 5th, 2010 9 comments

For the past 2 years I have been headbanging every European city I’ve been to. And somebody has recorded it. Now I have put it altogether and this video is the result. I wish I could have headbanged every country in Europe, but there are too many and I simply don’t have the money.

The song is called Bleed and is from the Swedish metal band Meshuggah, which you all should listen to and buy all their albums and go to all their concerts (yes, all of them).

PS: Scandinavian countries are missing, but they are pure metal and they don’t need another long haired guy headbanging their cities. They have plenty of them already.
PS2: Thanks for the inspiration Matt!

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