We recorder players are always delighted to find someone who knows about the mere existence of our instrument outside the scope of our small world of connoisseurs. The most famous “outsider” ever was Umberto Eco. A professor of semiotics that became very popular when his best-selling fiction book “The name of the Rose” was made […]Read more "How not to talk about soccer"
ADSA / Amplificación Digital de Señales Acústicas En este post quiero ofrecer una guía rápida para aquellos que quieran introducirse en los principios del procesamiento del sonido de origen acústico por medios electrónicos digitales. Procuraré dejar claros una serie de conceptos básicos preliminares (probablemente muchos de ellos conocidos por los lectores) y seguir con los […]Read more "ADSA"
The addition of keys on wind instruments is a practice that has a long historical tradition and its variables are almost countless. My post will deal with just one key: the one that covers the bell hole (BH) of a recorder. In recorder original repertoire the call for the use of BH closing is scarce […]Read more "The key issue"
A couple of weeks before starting my residence program in The Banff Centre I wrote a short post about some ideas I wanted to work on. My goal was to implement a binaural listening system that could be both effective and inexpensive. Broadcasting the sound using radio frequency could be the best way to avoid […]Read more "Back from Banff"
The Banff Centre • inspiring creativity The Banff Centre is one of the world’s leading institutions for the development of creative projects. The following is a summary of the research proposal that I submitted. As a result of this proposal I obtained a grant as a musician in residence. Following a recent conversation with […]Read more "Going binaural at Banff"
A series of arrangements for recorder in my public DB folder for everyone to share alike.Read more "Scores for share"
It so happens that if you don’t have a Paetzold you won’t be allowed a place amongst “contemporary” players. This just piles up over a multitude of taboos that set barriers in our small recorder world and make it even smaller and more frictional. We tend to forget that what we play is just an […]Read more "You don’t have a Paetzold?!!!!"