A friend just donated a stack of really interesting LPs (thanks Annie!). As I work through them (right now I’m listening to “The Late Fourteenth Century Avant Garde” — I love medieval music) I notice that I have to get up every 20-30 minutes to change sides. Isn’t that what all the ergonomic experts recommend? That you get up and change your posture regularly? There’s a market for software that reminds you to do this, but it turns out you can do the same thing with a phono turntable.
Well that may be overstating things a bit, but now that I’ve got your attention take a look at the Calais Viewer. Paste some text into the entry field and submit it, and it parses it for the specific meaning using natural language processing. My friend Eric Hoffer was a guest speaker at the Web […]
Ashgate publishing is releasing a series of single-work musical analyses, and a 2007 volume showed up at the school library recently. It’s an analysis of Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques, and it’s full of really well-done and well thought-out musical examples. In particular I like the attached CD, which gives sample’s of Messiaen’s source material — […]