Friday, February 22, 2008

Looking out the window all is white and the flakes are falling thick and steady. Giving me a foretaste of where I'll be one week from today: Minneapolis, to participate in the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, a conference/performance series involving electronic music of both the experimental avant-classical kind and the techno-rave sort, held annually at the University of Minnesota. On Friday February 29th I'll be giving a sonically-illustrated lecture about London's pirate radio tradition (5PM,Room 230 Anderson Hall) and on Sunday March 2nd I'll be giving a more general talk about electronic dance music's "principles and praxis" (1 PM, Room 225, Ferguson Hall).

Check out the new issue of FACT to which I've contributed a piece on the 20 best 'Bleep' tracks ever made.