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Laura Escudé - New Alubm on the Way + Performances + Ableton Master Class

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Just got a word from Ableton Guru and violinist Laura Escudé that there are some upcoming performances and a master class on Ableton coming up in San Francisco. Click the posters to learn more.

Laura also has released a music video today of her new single "Pororoca" from her upcoming album which will release on June 1st. The video features visuals by Scott Pagano.
Watch embedded video.

She is also offering the song for free in exchange for mailing list signups:
http://lauraescude.com/blog/mailing-list/

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.REBOOTalbum.com


Devo Gearing up for 2010 - Playing Awards Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, BC February 22nd...

2009 was a pretty big year for DEVO. They re-issued of 'Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!' and  'Freedom Of Choice' and went out on tour to perform both albums in their entirety.

2010 looks to be even bigger. They are wrapping up work on a new album, have a deal with Warner, are poised for a tour in 2010 with Josh Freese (NIN) on drums, will be performing with a “rumored” new look, and have kicked off some fun de-evolution and social commentary.

Upcoming shows include:

On Warner Brothers and Corporate Marketing
Is DEVO holding back on their rhetoric now that they are back with Warner Brothers? Thankfully no as evidenced by the blog post by bassist Gerald Casale:

“Spudboys and Spudgirls, what goes around comes around! 30 years of De-evolution finds Devo back together with the label that unleashed them upon the land - Warner Brothers Records! Why now, why WB? Because the hour is getting late. It's now or never and you know it's true. De-evolution is real! It's time for Devo to reclaim their territory now that the world has turned and vindicated their original vision. What better way to celebrate than with the devil you know? As Booji Boy said "We're All Devo"!”

They also are posting some new tongue-in-cheek “Devo Inc.” videos. Here is one on focus group testing.

View embedded video:

DEVO definitely have not lost their sense of humor and it looks like the spud boys are coming back in a big way. I’m looking forward to their electronic music and social commentary mischief!

Links:

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher

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Download/Buy my album REBOOT on Bandcamp
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Soundcloud + Composition, Performance, and Production Notes on song "Infected"

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I just posted some behind-the-scenes notes on the REBOOT track “Infected” over on my “Mark Mosher Music” news blog.

I also wanted to mention that I’m starting to use Soundcloud more and you can friend up here - http://soundcloud.com/markmosher

Here is infected via Soundcloud player.

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Mark


Notes on The Music of Caprica & Battlestar Galactica From Composer Bear McCreary’s Blog

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Lots going on this month in the Battlestar Galactica universe. Battlestar Galactica:The Plan is airing tonight where you’ll get to “See the war for humanities survival from the other Side”. According to the Wikipedia page, “It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of footage from the TV series and miniseries.” The IMDB listing credits Edward James Almos as the director. The new series Caprica premiers on January 22nd.

image Bear McCreary returns as composer for both shows. If you enjoy his music and want to learn more about his work visit his web site and blog.

Battlestar Galactica:The Plan was original released on DVD earlier in 2009 and around the time of the DVD’s release Bear wrote a lengthy post discussing the music.

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Spoiler Alert, click hear to read after you’ve seen the movie - http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=2834. I also found out via his blog that in addition to Battlestar, Bear has been involved with some of my favorite performers via the Johnny “Vatos” Tribute to Oingo Boingo. That connection continues with “The Plan” as the blog entry mentions that Oingo Boing bassist John Avila on the “Final Five Theme”.

Shows and music should be Frakin’ awesome. 
   
Mark Mosher
imageElectronic Music Artist
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com

Download my REBOOT Album: http://www.RebootAlbum.com


Keith Emerson Holiday Greetings 2009

I stumbled on to this and thought I'd share - Keith Emmerson Happy Holiday Greetings 2009 YouTube video.

See other Kieth Emerson vids on his YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/KeithNoelEmerson

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher
Download/Buy my album REBOOT on Bandcamp
Buy on iTunes


New Photo Album and Notes On Social Media and "Home Turf Brand Equity"

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I just started publishing pictures into a photo album off of one of my hosted accounts. There are some fun pics of me with gear and wearing swag in different locations.

I’ve posted some of these shots on various social media sites in the past and some shots are exclusive to this album.

Obviously, there are huge PR advantages to posting images and music on various social sites. However, don’t forget to re-post this information on your own web sites as well. Social sites come and go, so duplicating posts on your own sites means you won’t lose out if a site goes away. Also, posting on your own sites helps you build “home turf brand equity”.

By the way, I think I just coined a phrase :^).

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Enjoy the pics. More to come…

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Composer, Sound Designer
Louisville/Denver/Boulder

http://www.modulatethis.com
http://www.markmoshermusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/markmosher

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Download/Buy my album REBOOT on Bandcamp
Buy on iTunes


World Debut of New Songs from the Upcoming Thomas Dolby Album "A Map of the Floating City" + "The Singular Thomas Dolby"

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Thomas Dolby is the guest DJ this week on the Wired Playlist Podcast (link launches iTunes). In this podcast, he offers a sneak peak at 2 1/2  songs from his first album of new material in 18 years - A Map of the Floating City.

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In the podcast he debuts the songs “The Toad Lickers”, “Oceaneer”, and part of “To The Lifeboats” He’ll release the album as 3 downloadable EPs followed by a physical CD and full album release.

Interestingly, the podcast was broadcast from the wheelhouse of a restored 1930’s life boat located off the coast of the North Sea (his new studio). The podcast was powered by wind turbines. Visit the link to his blog at the bottom of this post to learn more about this interesting studio space.

In other Thomas Dolby related news, he’s also just released The Singular Thomas Dolby. The press release describes this as:

This 2-disc CD and DVD (PAL) collection features all Thomas Dolby’s singles and videos. It is released in the UK on May 18th 2009 and is available worldwide as an import.

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