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2016/17, ISSUE NO. 2 – WINTER
Interview with Eric Chasalow
Lou Bunk conducted an interview with Eric Chasalow, a composer known for creating a vivid kind of “super-musique concrète ” that combines traditional instruments with manipulated pre-recorded sounds from any source imaginable.
2016/17, ISSUE NO. 1 – FALL
Interview with Russell Pinkston
SEAMUS Member At Large, Eli Fieldsteel, interviews his former teacher and past SEAMUS President (2004 - 2007) Russell Pinkston
2015/16, Issue No. 3 – Summer
SEAMUS member Eric Lyon explores the rich and diverse work and background of 2016 SEAMUS Award winner Pamela Z in the following interview, including her residency in Japan, her background as a singer/ songwriter and radio programmer, and much more.
2015/16, Issue No. 2 – Winter
Interview with Scott Wyatt
University of Oregon Professor and SEAMUS 2006 Conference Host Jeff Stolet conducted the following interview with former SEAMUS President (1989 - 1996) Scott Wyatt, an admired and respected composer, teacher, and champion of electronic music for decades through his service to SEAMUS and as Director of the Experimental Music Studios at UIUC.
2015/16, Issue No. 1 – Fall
Interview with Jon Appleton
Friend and former student Paul J. Botelho conducted the following interview with electronic music pioneer, SEAMUS cofounder, and creative spirit Jon Appleton. Jon shares some frank and insightful thoughts on creativity, academia, and SEAMUS itself.
2014/15, Issue No. 3 – Summer
Laptop Orchestra Panel Discussion
An email “discussion” on laptop orchestras with several composers currently involved in ensembles. The discussion includes links to several arEcles and performances, and some great advice for those interested in creating a group.
2014/15, Issue No. 2 – Winter
Kim Cascone responds to questions posed by newsletter editor Steve Ricks and talks about his background, the creative process, meditation, and his current projects.
2014/15, Issue No. 1 – Fall
SEAMUS founder and first president Barry Schrader, 2014 SEAMUS Award recipient, responds to questions posed by electronic music pioneer and 2003 SEAMUS Award recipient Jon Appleton.
2013/14, Issue No. 2 – August—October
Per Bloland discusses the genesis and evolution of The Electromagnetically-Prepared Piano (EMPP):
SEAMUS Member At Large Per Bloland holds forth on his role in the development of the Electromagnetically-Prepared Piano, including its genesis at CCRMA/Stanford, and his recently-completed residency at IRCAM where he developed a software-based physical model of the instrument. Bloland tells a great story that touches on a number of subjects, including instrument design, collaboration, and the process of applying for his IRCAM residency.
2012/13, Issue No. 4 – February—April
2013 SEAMUS Award Winner, Laurie Spiegel:
Composer, performer, and electroacoustic innovator Laurie Spiegel was the recipient of the 2013 SEAMUS Award. She was unable to attend this year’s conference, but sent along the elegant, concise acceptance speech that follows. It was read at the conference banquet on Saturday, April 20, by SEAMUS President Mark Zaki, just after he announced her receipt of the award.