” Technology is changing the very nature of not just music consumption but how music is written and produced. People need to know that they’re being both manipulated by music technology and missing out on a full music experience. Alan Cross shares the subtleties of today’s music delivery systems and questions what it means for the future of music. “
Always makes me wonder what amazing things Brecker would be doing now if he was alive. He was an unsurpassed master of the EWI back in 1987 (actually, before that).
Still the best after all these years.
John Williams is a living national (world) treasure.
From intellectualtakeout.org, this article was very very good.
Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music. It wasn’t enough to just read music. You would need to sight read, meaning you are given a difficult composition to play cold, without any prior practice. Sight reading would quickly reveal how fine-tuned playing “chops” really were. In college I continued in a jazz band and also took a music theory class. The experience gave me the ability to visualize music (If you play by ear only, you will never have that same depth of understanding music construct.)
Now this looks VERY interesting…..seems to be a kickstarter for a midi sax (bluetooth).
Good video as there seems to be a resurgence of getting jazz on vinyl.
Most excellent video introducing the EWI.
This should be watched by a lot of musicians. You really should have some sort of stable income but still follow your dream.
Yet another wind controller out there.