Seattle Composers Alliance
Washington Composers Forum
Seattle Composers' Salon
American Music Center, publishers of the fascinating web magazine New Music Box.
American Composers Forum
Electronic music resources:
The University of Washington's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media.
St. Olaf College Electronic Music Studio, where I spent many long hours as an undergraduate.
cSounds.com, almost everything about the computer music programming language Csound.
Cycling 74, the company that distributes Max/MSP.
Clavia, the Swedish company that manufactured my shiny, red Nord Modular synthesizer.
Interactive Audio Special Interest Group
Friends, colleagues, and relatives:
Tom Baker, composer and curator of the Seattle Composers' Salon.
Greg Bartholomew, composer and Sound Currents participant.
Bret Battey, composer, digital artist, Fulbright alumnus, and generally super-sharp person.
Matthew Bennett, composer and ethnomusicologist.
Celia Chavez, "one of Seattle's most tantalizing new voices" (and a heck of a bassist).
Mary Ellen Childs, Minneapolis-based composer and advocate for new music.
Jeannette d'Armand, a rich, sensuous, whimsical singer and voice instructor.
Christopher DeLaurenti, composer, writer, and new music rabble-rouser.
Jason Hail, programming whiz and James Joyce enthusiast.
Doug Haire, veteran sound artist, producer, and host of KEXP's Sonarchy program.
Peter Hamlin, my primary composition professor at St. Olaf.
John Helgen, Minneapolis-based composer and pianist.
Alistair Hirst, longtime EA audio guru, now independent interactive music wiz.
Rev. Claude and Rhoda Houge, missionaries to Kenya, East Africa.
Nate Houge, folk star.
Li Jianhong (ÊùéÂâëÈ∏ø), 2pi founder and noise guitarist.
Harry Love, composer and computer server maven.
Al Lowe, designer of the Leisure Suit Larry games.
Troy McFarland, motion capture/video artist.
Daniel Nass, composer and fellow St. Olaf alum.
Geoff Ogle, accomplished Seattle composer and jazz man.
Jeff Orkin, cutting edge AI architect of F.E.A.R., NOLF 2, and KQ:MOE.
Dan Pinkston, composer, guitar man, and former fellow Utensil.
Dennis Rea, guitarist, composer, writer, and musical ambassador to China.
Ronez, noise artist and my 2pi roommate (an ideal combo?).
Jeff Samuel, international microhouse sensation.
Korby Sears, composer and source of inspiration to us all.
Mark Seibert, composer, producer, and game designer who contributed to 36 games at
Sierra Entertainment from 1987 to 2001.
Wang Changcun (ÁéãÈïøÂ≠ò), Chinese sound artist.
Guy Whitmore, the interactive music mastermind behind Monolith's No One Lives Forever.
Erick Wujcik, veteran game designer and game design studio manager at Ubisoft Shanghai.
99 Men, heaping dollops of rock.
Dudley Manlove Quartet, Seattle's musical ambassadors of boozy, feel-good revelry.
Gone Out Gone, quality rock music from Minnesota.
Subpoenaed Lemur, unignorable songs that confuse and amuse.
Torturing Nurse, Shanghai's purveyors of fine noise.
Mildly related artists and influences:
Kronos Quartet, whose album Early Music inspired the score for Arcanum.
They Might Be Giants
Zony Mash, my favorite Seattle band, led by Wayne Horvitz.
Chinese music and art (an embarrassingly incomplete but slowly growing list):
Dickson Dee (aka ÊùéÂä≤Êùæ or Li Jin Song)
Zendai Museum of Modern Art
Yu Yin Tang
White Noise Records
ArenaNet, developers of Guild Wars.
Gearbox Software, developers of Half-Life: Opposing Force and Brothers in Arms.
Massive Entertainment, developers of Ground Control.
Microsoft Game Studios, developers of Mythica.
Sierra Entertainment, storied and historical computer game pioneer.
Troika Games, developers of Arcanum.
Ubisoft, international multimedia powerhouse (also available in French).
Other interesting sites:
Andante, a great resource for classical music.
Meteorite Museum; compare and contrast with Seattle's own Experience Music Project.
Walker Art Center
The New York Times
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