I learned a new word today: "moga." No, I'm not talking about the Sanskrit word for chicken pox, moga, or the video game controller series. I'm referring to the equation Classical Music + Yoga = Moga. If you "combine yoga with a live orchestra" then apparently you can answer affirmatively to the question, "Do you moga?" It's the "latest wellbeing trend to arrive in London," circa 2015. "Moga" has even been featured on the "Trend Hunter" website.
On Friday (June 8) I attended my first live coding event, announced as "Nada presents Spednar, Rew, and Local Artists." This concert felt unlike any music concert I had ever attended. I greatly enjoyed the event and I've been investigating why. What follows recounts my experiences at one live coding event, and does not attempt to characterize all live coding events.
A few days ago I offered my version of an introduction to open-source music and suggested a few reasons why I think public media organizations should be proponents of open-source recordings and scores. Here are 10 more reasons why this would be a good idea for public media:
Open-source music is a hot topic right now, and it is in the best interest of public media stations to help promote it. This post is meant to serve as an overview of open-source music, and in the coming weeks -- leading up to a special broadcast at Wisconsin Public Radio on June 24 -- I will explore this topic in more depth.
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Madison, WI (November 2004) – Lisette Kielson, Artistic Director of the Madison-based chamber group L’Ensemble Portique, collaborates with Matthew Tift, UW-Madison musicologist and AIDS activist, to present “Positive Music: Musical Responses to HIV/AIDS” on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society Meeting House, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Proceeds from this event go directly to AIDS Network of Madison.