Copyright Clearance Center, “Copyright Basics”—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiq42O6rhW4
Copy-Me, “Early History of Copyright,” highlighting the political interests at play
Squarepusher performing live in 2005
Richard Wagner, Brünnhilde’s immolation scene in Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods, 1848; performed in 1991)
These are the works you’ll be analyzing this semester. They’re all fixed media, so you can focus on the aesthetics of the pure visuals and sound without thinking about the performative aspects for now.
Visual art by Marcel Duchamp
Tuesday, April 17
Thursday, April 19
Tuesday, April 24
Thursday, April 26
Erik Satie, Furniture Music (1920)
Varèse, Poème électronique in the Philips Pavillion (1958)—review
I’ve entered a new composition in the Carl Orff Competition (Orff is the guy who made this—from epic movie moments—and also this—from first-grade music class!). Now it’s open for YOU to rate the submitted works.
The competition had some unusual parameters, including providing a poetic excerpt (from Rilke) and requiring composers to complete it. My approach was not to add any words, but to take words away: erasure poetry (inspired by colleagues I’ve met over the last few years). By removing words, I highlighted new connections between the words of the original excerpt, opening up many ways to interpret them. Details of the call are here.
(Bonus points if you can identify the classic rock quote I added.)
Links to rate submissions: