Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born 17 June 1882 and passed away 6 April 1971. He was a Russian composer pianist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky was quite the odd composer, he has a few interesting quotes that I found while […]

Born 31 March in 1685 – 28 July 1750 was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist of the Baroque Period. The Baroque period is considered a style of western art music composed from approximately 1600 – 1750. The word “Baroque” comes from the Portuguese word barocco meaning deformed pearl, a negative description of […]

Rudy Van Gelder Is an American Recording and Audio Engineer master audiophile who began his professional career in the early 1950s. Born 2 November 1921 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Van Gelder is often regarded as the one of the most important recording engineers in music history, he has recorded thousands of albums and jazz […]

Jazz, a rather captivating and vibrant music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century. Some people argue that jazz has it’s roots even prior to that, I’ll be getting more into detail further in this post. Jazz began to arise in the music industry and culture within African-American communities in the southern […]

I am basing this post in the following Article’s information: Article on J.T’s appropiation of “black” music. Let’s start by defining Appropiation: Google gives two definitions. The action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission. The artistic practice or technique of reworking images from well-known paintings, photographs, etc., in one’s […]

We were lucky enough to get sound artist Robert Mills into our class and do a presentation on 78″ Records. Some of the topics that Robert Mills spoke to us of were: – His background and how he go interested in 78s. Prior to collecting and archiving several 78s, Robert was a sound designer/artist. He […]

the Origins – 1877 through 1889 In 1877, Edison had developed the cylinder phonograph further enough to record a human voice saying “Mary had a little lamb”, the previous invention capable of making recordings was a invention by John Kruesi who recorded the work “Halloo” on an early paper model derived from his 1876 telegraph […]