Podcast 244: Christopher Biggs


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I was at a SEAMUS conference last year and was intrigued by a presentation about an organization called SPLICE - and institute/ensemble/festival combo that attempts to inject electronic music and technologies into the context of music performance and composition. It's a great way of introducing one context into another, and it features some of the most dynamic people in music academia that I've met.

Christopher Biggs is at the heart of the SPLICE organization, and he took some time out of his schedule to fill me in on their activities, and their approach to making a year-round project that extends the festival/institute efforts. We also talked a bit about technology and music education, and how music academics fit within the realm of modern music-making.

I'm looking forward to learning more about SPLICE, and getting a chance to hear the ensemble next time I might have a chance. I'm also interested in how this can change the way that electro-acoustic music composition can be embraced by the broader music community.


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