Really excited to hear Maria Chavez and Sandy Ewen together again! I had the privilege of playing with them once in Austin, TX. I remember the chalk dust left on the floor after our set from the chunks of sidewalk chalk Sandy used to bow her guitar strings.
This is great news for those of you who are quite happy with the status quo. For anyone looking forward to the new paradigm promised by the Reality Shift online art exhibit (as I am), we’ll just have to live with the current state of the world for a few more weeks. Word is the exhibit will be live in early March.
These new practices transcend the linearity of the musical score and recording, not by rejecting them, but rather by including and opening them up, introducing interactivity, agency, interpretation, exploration, collaboration, and environmental factors.Sonic Writing, Thor Magnusson
This list goes a long way toward explaining tendencies in my work: interactivity, agency, interpretation, exploration, collaboration, and environmental factors.
I’m moving my blogging onto my main site and retiring the Field Guide blog. The blog has been great–full of good posts and activity–and it has developed into a nice resource and record of my work over the last decade (plus!). But it’s been harder and harder to maintain, so I’m pulling the plug.
I’ll continue to post similar material right here at hollandhopson.com
Welcome to the new hollandhopson.com. I expect it will be a little rough around the edges for a while, but I’m excited about the new move.
The old hollandhopson.com was slowly dying its slow, static html death. And I had all but abandoned it in favor of my shiny wordpress-powered blog The Field Guide. Even though I’d ported all the old pages (well, most of them) to the new format, I was still holding onto the old site. Then I upgraded my machine and old-reliable Dreamweaver wouldn’t work anymore. So tonight I flipped the switch.
A big shout-out to WordPress for their amazing software.
new to the site in 2007
071206: My Maps CD is now available at amiestreet.com.
071127: Fixed a problem with the East Virginia mp3.
070917: My blog, The Field Guide, launched today.
070911: I’m putting the final touches on a new blog to be announced in a day or two. Check back for details.
070404: Friend and collaborator James Keepnews is organizing ”Home Field Advantage – Expermental Jazz in Jersey City“ at the Lex Leonard Gallery featuring music by James Keepnews, Daniel Carter, Tim Keiper, Harris Eisenstadt, Sara Schoenbeck, Eivind Opsvik, Tony Malaby, Jeff Davis, Ben Gerstein, Jason Kao Hwang, Ken Filiano, Andrew Drury and Steve Swell. Read more at All About Jazz.
070319: hollandhopson.net is now hollandhopson.com.
070211: Gosh darn it. I finally added a link to the Austin Cobra Players MySpace page. Not sure why it took me so long…
new to the site in 2006
061223: A long-overdue update of the color scheme and some navigation on the site. Look for more to come in 2007.
061009: Added photos from August’s Intro to Hardware Hacking and Circuit-bending Workshop sponsored by the Austin New Music Co-op.
060917: The Happy Birthday Mr. Cage! concert presented by the Austin New Music Co-op and Michelle Schumann was reviewed in the Statesman Blog by Jody. Read it here.
060512: The Austin Chronicle reviewed With Hidden Noises calling it “not so much like ingesting a bottle of cough syrup, but more like a post-apocalyptic radio transmission.” Read the entire review here.
060224: My latest CD With Hidden Noises is now out and available at the new Grab Rare Arts site.
060128: The Wire reviewed the Gates Ensemble CD 16 october 03 in their February 2006 issue. Pick up a copy at your favorite newstand or record store. Here’s a select bit: “…fluent and imaginative, sustained electronic drones and whines weaving among dramatic instrumental colors.”
new to the site in 2005
050901: Voxlox has released Iraqnophobia, a new CD by Alex Coke featuring Tina Marsh and the Creative Opportunity Orchestra. The recording includes a track of my banjo and electronics work. Find more information on the Voxlox site. And find a feature article and review in the Austin Chronicle.
050824: Added a link to Travis Weller’s new site stableunstable.com
050615: Added a link to Spectral House, the label that recently released the Gates Ensemble’s latest CD 16 october 03
050611: Added a link to the Austin American-Statesman’s review of the Austin New Music Coop’s John Cage Songbooks show.
new to the site in 2004
041119: Experimental Music in Texas website back online! I’m co-editor of this online community and forum.
041013: Added a link to “Instrumental Genius” the San Diego Union-Tribune‘s article on NWEAMO and Harry Partch
041011: “Cuckoo” was featured on Creative Commons CC Remix Music blog back on March 22, 2004. I just caught it–thanks to Neeru Paharia for including it. Now someone needs to step up and remix it.
040607: added Maps CD announcement and PayPal buttons. woohoo! internet commerce!
040413: added a section on circuit bending, including pictures of some recent circuit bent instruments.
040204: finally added some Nord Modular patches for download. Go the tools page.
040202: Keith Fullerton Whitman (hrvatski) has listed the Chavez/Ewen/Hopson trio performance @ AMODA as one of his favorite performances of 2003. Check out his other faves at www.reckankomplex.com
new to the site in 2003
030922: added the score to Quartet 60x88x120x208
030828: updated bio, arts cv, and academic cv on info page
030802: updated upcoming appearances and works page
030702: added link to Metaharmonic Records and updated upcoming appearances.
030221: added a link to J. Eric Smith’s review of Hunting and Gathering that ran in Metroland, Albany, NY’s free weekly. Read it online here.
030220: added a new promo photo to the info section of the site.
030123: updated my CV’s (almost) and added a bio to the info section of the site.
030115: added a link to Hunting and Gathering at CDeMUSIC.
new to the site in 2002
021126: added photos from my recent visit to NJIT to the public section of the site.
021106: updated Max abstractions: hh.leaky and hh.ramper on the tools page.
021019: added some photos to the public section of the site. Just for fun.
021010: The archive of Holland and James’s performance on WFMU hosted by Irene Trudel is now up. Get to it here.
020831: added a review of Hunting & Gathering and announcement of live performance Sept. 23 on WFMU.
020814: Hunting & Gathering turned up on a Brazilian website listing of new jazz releases. See it here and then send me your theory on how such a thing could have happened.
020702: added a new mp3 of an old piece: Slap & Tickle