This Saturday night I saw an amazing performance from musicians Bostich and Fussible of the Nortec Collective. A unique combination of old and new, Bostich and Fussible combine electronic beats with Mexican mariachi-inspired rythyms and melodies. The instrumentation is basically computer-based with live instruments over the top. Bostich (boss-teesh’) and Fussible (foos-eee’-blay) stand on stage… Read More
I’ve been getting lots of inspiration recently in my musical life, as well as my other creative pursuits in general. I want to give a public shout-out to the inimitable Shelley Gehlbach, who has been helping me get to the next level in terms of musical recording. Shelley is an amazing musician, talented in singing,… Read More
When I was traveling in Peru several years back, I bought myself a hand-built guitar from a reputable guitar maker in Lima. I took it home, put the case in the corner of my living room, and left it there. When I finally went to pick it up a few months ago, I found that… Read More
Peter Langston, founder of LucasArts, is a banjo player. He taught computers to play banjo, using fractals. He even wrote a scientific paper (including source code) on how computers can play banjo in the 1980’s. Seriously, no kidding.