Tag: minimalism

  • All (Human) Music Is Repetition — Let’s Talk About That.

    All (Human) Music Is Repetition — Let’s Talk About That.

    Because our brains are constantly seeking out patterns, all the music we create can be plotted somewhere along the grid of repetition.

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  • Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    In this edition of “Talking Points,” Berlin-based electronic artist Caterina Barbieri explains her psychoacoustic approach to making machine music.

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  • How Does Arvo Pärt Create His Enormously Emotive Music? Tintinnabuli.

    How Does Arvo Pärt Create His Enormously Emotive Music? Tintinnabuli.

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Arvo Pärt is a rarity in the modern music world. His work is conceptual, yet also imbued with deep sentiment and religiosity. This balance between heart and…

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Morton Feldman — an Intimate Encounter with Sound

    A Beginner’s Guide to Morton Feldman — an Intimate Encounter with Sound

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Soundfly Mentor Tim Maryon A student of mine recently said that they’d never been given the chance to “get into” famed American composer Morton…

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  • Sarah Davachi on the Tuning and Resonance of Synths and Acoustic Strings, and More

    Sarah Davachi on the Tuning and Resonance of Synths and Acoustic Strings, and More

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  While the electronic-leaning composer Sarah Davachi’s latest album, All My Circles Run, marks a break from her previous releases in that it is sourced solely by acoustic instruments, she says that her…

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  • Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Nick Millevoi has been following the Dutch duo Dead Neanderthals ever since the first…

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  • 10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design! Preview for free and subscribe for access. Without the internet around to provide an unbroken timeline of artistic events to a potentially endless landscape of wandering eyes, records that couldn’t achieve access to a viable fanbase in the 1980s have mostly, inevitably…

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  • Pauline Oliveros Made Me a Better Listener

    We know more about hearing than listening. Sound is sound, and all sound can be music. There is virtue and scholarship in all sounds, all music, but we aren’t listening to it. We might be hearing it, but we aren’t listening. We as musicians and music lovers find ourselves forming cliques. We congregate in venues,…

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