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Re: “PSO Composer of the Year Mason Bates melds electronic music with the symphony

It's not an old story in the context of the concert hall. His work is unique in that he's classically trained. Sure, combining electronic music with classical isn't a new concept. But, if you've researched his work and read his opinions on that convergence, then you should be able to see that the cultural workings of these compositions are delving into both arenas in new ways.

Also, his teachers are traditionalists when it comes to classical music. Electronic instrumentation was foreign to them. Have you ever tried talking to someone who strictly plays the cello about how a synth works? Electronic music is actually quite foreign to a lot of people. That's not to say that they've never heard it or don't like it, it's saying that they don't understand it.

And finally, I know several people who went to the PSO to hear his works. You're not the only one who knows about electronic music in this town.

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Posted by K8Magic on 12/13/2012 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Inside Machine Age Studios

well, this is super cool. It's like a playland for electro sound geeks...or sonic archaeologists. Either or, very cool.

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Posted by K8Magic on 04/14/2011 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Quick reviews: Total Science at BBT, Mochipet at Brillobox

Thanks Aaron! Yes, Total Science was incredible!
Alaska...I totally agree, both FUZZ and Lazercrunk have brought some great talent into Pittsburgh that wouldn't have gotten here otherwise, helping to put and keep Pittsburgh on the map for great music...mad props to those dudes.

Posted by K8Magic on 04/12/2011 at 6:40 PM

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