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I can’t imagine wanting to stop listening to this over and over again any time soon. If you’re new to Mike Oldfield, this is an ideal gateway album. That needs to be stated, because just picking up one album at random may not turn you into a fan. It also wouldn’t be representative of his work. …

self portrait practice

Here’s an art challenge to everyone: get better at self portraits. Here are the rules: Time limit is 15 minutes. Paper size is sketchbook size (roughly letter size). Sketchbook must be held in hand while standing up, looking into mirror. Use only a pencil and an eraser (nothing fancy). Start with toned paper which does not count …

hail remix

remix this music! I am seeking remixes of ‘HAIL, a bass quartet’ to be released with a new recording of this work, later this year. If you are interested in remixing this music, first, please read about the piece of music in question: HAIL. This might give you some ideas about the piece conceptually. Keep …

hail

HAIL is a quartet for double bass. The five movements make up a cycle of meters, beginning with eight and subsequently losing an eighth note: seven, six, five, and ending up at four (or back at eight, depending on how you look at it). The first movement has all instruments playing arco. One bass in each subsequent movement switches to …

be as full stack as you can be

This post is in response to Stephen Hay’s post Put the “designers should code” debate to rest. First of all, I think the big answer is that designers should code more. To truly design something is to consider all aspects of the subject: use, misuse, ethics, aesthetics, and so on, but definitely including the media. The …

current definition of art

components of an artwork A work of art has been fully realized when an artist actively participates in the actions of creating, shaping, and framing. When only one or two actions have been done, this only means that the artwork is not as fully realized as it could be. creating Since ideas can exist independently of …