Ethan Hein

Music, technology, evolution, pop ephemera.

Posts tagged pop

Jul 7

This morning, I was listening to a drone piece by Tuonela:

https://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/ice-age-naviarhaiku-026

Milo grabbed my phone and inadvertently started playing “Groove Is In The Heart” by Deee-Lite through the little speakers. I thought it was coming from the Tuonela track and almost fell out of my chair, it sounded so amazing. Then I figured out what was happening. At the request of my Facebook friends, I have recreated this lucky happening, and done some further production in Ableton. Enjoy.


Apr 26

Why is “Let It Go” such a big deal?

Why is “Let It Go” such a big deal?

Anna posed this question, and I think it’s an excellent one: What is up with “Let It Go” and little girls? Why is this song such a blockbuster among the pre-K set? How did it jump the gap from presentational to participatory music? Is it the movie, or the song itself? In case you never interact with pop culture or little kids, this is the tune in question:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m…

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Mar 31

Marc Weidenbaum on remixes

Marc Weidenbaum on remixes

There’s an interview on the Creative Commons blog with Disquiet Junto instigator and Aphex Twin historian Marc Weidenbaum. It’s full of his usual keen insight.

Marc Weidenbaum

Here are some key quotes. (more…)

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Mar 27

Recording Peter Gabriel’s Security

Recording Peter Gabriel’s Security

This post was originally written for the Play With Your Music blog.

Peter Gabriel's Security

The South Bank Show’s long 1983 documentary on the making of Peter Gabriel’s fourth solo album Security follows the production of the album from its earliest conception to its release and critical reception, giving fascinating insight into the creative process along the way.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmYG1Pv1_Q&w=6…

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Feb 16
Everyone can and should be making musicI have a strongly held belief about musical talent: there is no such thing. Every neurotypical…View Post

Everyone can and should be making music

I have a strongly held belief about musical talent: there is no such thing. Every neurotypical…

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Feb 6
The Red Hot Chili Peppers unpluggedIn case you don’t pay attention to such things, there’s a miniature scandal swirling around the Red…View Post

The Red Hot Chili Peppers unplugged

In case you don’t pay attention to such things, there’s a miniature scandal swirling around the Red…

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Nov 13
Analyzing the musical structure of “Sledgehammer” by Peter GabrielWe’re asking participants in Play With Your Musicto create musical structure graphs of their…View Post

Analyzing the musical structure of “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel

We’re asking participants in Play With Your Musicto create musical structure graphs of their…

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Nov 4
Teaching mixing in a MOOCThis is the third in a series of posts documenting the development of Play With Your Music, a music…View Post

Teaching mixing in a MOOC

This is the third in a series of posts documenting the development of Play With Your Music, a music…

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Oct 9

Miley vs Sinéad

I don’t know whether you’ve been following the feud between Miley Cyrus and Sinéad O’Connor, and if you haven’t, congratulations on using your free time more constructively than I use mine. But so anyway, the most infamous pop star of the moment (Miley)…

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Jul 13
The Nirvana effectI’m currently working on a book chapter about the use of video games in music education. While…View Post

The Nirvana effect

I’m currently working on a book chapter about the use of video games in music education. While…

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