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Sound Art students and concentrators, Sasha de Koninck, Shawn Cook, Andrew Scotti, Tyler Tamburo, Faith Bocian, along with IDA/Sound Art faculty members Jason Sloan and Erik Spangler visited STEIM [STudio for Electro Instrumental Music]  in Amsterdam for a week-long residency over Spring Break. Through workshops with STEIM staff and independent work in the studio, the students developed their own electronic instruments that they used in a public performance at the end of the week. An excerpt from the final performance can be streamed below.

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Recent IDA graduate Anthony Mattox has released his first EP of electronic music which was part of his thesis exhibition this past May. The Intro EP consists of 5 tracks created primarily from recorded samples and some synthesized audio. All the tracks were composed in Ableton Live. Adobe Soundbooth and Pure Data were also used to create and modify samples. The cover was created using processing.

Intro – 5′ 34″

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Camera – 4′ 31″

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Brown’s talent for pacing, contrasting calm against cloudy and arranging pleasant harmonies out of just the right kinds of sounds is what makes Ten Years of Dust a cut above the rest.”

Chuck Van Zyl – Host of Star’s End Radio

2010 MICA IDA alumni Peter G. Brown has just released his debut solo album Ten Years of Dust. In addition to positive reviews, and comparisons to the Eno and Budd ambient classic The PearlTen Years of Dust has been receiving air time on many electronic and ambient radio programs in the States and abroad. Congratulations Peter!

Ten Years of Dust is available at: iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, etc.
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Beacon [full track preview]

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Yet To Come [full track preview]

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