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‘George Crumb Meets George Jones’ in Strange Tales from Appalachia

June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

"Joe Adkins grew up in Kanawha County, and his fondest memories are steeped in the region’s rich storytelling and musical traditions. Now a doctoral candidate in music composition at the University of Virginia, Joe is bringing some of his favorite childhood stories to life with a remarkable project that features imaginative animation, lively narration, and a compelling fusion of Appalachian and classical music. That project is called Strange Tales from Appalachia." Read more about Joe's piece in this article by Melissa Maki written for's soundblog.
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Interview with Peter Traub in Neural Magazine

June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In "WoodEar" you embedded microphones and sensors in a living tree driving an installation which is both physical and online. Furthermore it'll use the trunk resonance and quite a few external factors which influence the tree's life, like light, external sound, wind, and temperature. Beyond the user's ability to mix those sounds remotely, can we say that the work allows a tree's proper "telepresence" in our acoustic environment? And are the sounds then resonating also through the networks in a way? I'm not sure what would define the tree's 'proper' telepresence in our acoustic environment, or if there is such a thing.
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“Objects Sing at ItSpace”, a story for NPR

May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

"Shower heads, down pillows and folding tables make music at ItSpace, an interactive sound project created by composer Peter Traub. Short pieces of music are composed from recordings of these everyday household objects being struck, again and again." This radio story, by producer, Jesse Dukes, was originally broadcast on NPR's "Day to Day" in February, 2008. Listen to it on NPR
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