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Remembering Rocket Network

10/04/2011 – 10:38

Rocket Network was the world’s first platform for online music collaboration available for everyone. It supported audio and MIDI data exchange over Internet and allowed partners to work on a music project together, no matter …

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Sound sculptor: Glenn Gould’s views on sound recording

03/10/2018 – 16:04
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Elena Stepanova

Abstract: The article outlines the views of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982) on the role of sound recording in the creative process, formed as a result of his artistic practice.

Keywords: sound recording, audio production, sound plans, editing, creative process, radio documentary, sound perspective, spatial interpretation of the music score.

Prepared for publication in the collected papers of the XVI international scientific and practical conference “Cultural Studies, Art History and Philology: Contemporary Views and Scientific Research”.

In the second half of the 20th century, art entered a new phase – the technological one. This transition has caused truly tectonic shifts in the process of producing an artistic product and raised several serious questions, the most important of which is the question of the role of technology in the creative process: should technology (including sound recording technology) be considered a purely utilitarian means of fixing an artwork, or is it an integral part of the creative process? Read the full story »

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The sound palette of electronic music: a short historical essay

28/09/2018 – 10:00
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Elena Stepanova
Abstract: The article reviews the main achievements in the field of musical technology that formed the sound palette of popular music in the second half of the XX century. The influence of electronic musical …

Alan Parsons: «Art & Science of Sound Recording» (The Book)

06/12/2014 – 20:27
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Hal Leonard have recently published a book by Alan Parsons, «Art & Science of Sound Recording», which is a companion book to the 3-DVD set of educational videos released a few years ago. The book, …

NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2012: pictures from the exhibition

21/05/2012 – 14:12
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NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, took place in Moscow’s Expocentre from 16 to 19 May 2012. The …

Musikmesse 2012: video

01/05/2012 – 23:04
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Video collection from Musikmesse 2012 (for my article which is to be published in “Radio Magazine”, N 7, 2012). Musikmesse – International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections, …

Creative Media Theory (2): Cyberspace and cyberculture

26/07/2011 – 14:25
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Another excerpt from Elena Stepanova’s essay, “Research Methods and Theoretical Perspectives” (2011).
We have turned into a global information society that includes everyone as a fragment of cyberspace. Electronic media and the Internet in particular act …

Creative Media Theory (1): Overview Comments

25/07/2011 – 17:00
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A fragment of Elena Stepanova’s essay, “Research Methods and Theoretical Perspectives” (2011), written for the theoretical part of her academic research.
Creative media theory is a relatively new discipline that is still in the process …

Musikmesse 2011: Celemony Capstan (video)

19/04/2011 – 06:16
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For over 100 years, music has been recorded on mechanical storage mediums, and for over 100 years such recordings have been plagued by the same problems: wow and flutter. Who isn’t familiar with the wobbling …

Remembering Rocket Network

10/04/2011 – 10:38

Rocket Network was the world’s first platform for online music collaboration available for everyone. It supported audio and MIDI data exchange over Internet and allowed partners to work on a music project together, no matter …

History of Abbey Road Studios: Part 1

01/10/2009 – 05:28
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Every sound engineer knows that The Beatles recorded their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Abbey Road Studios. The album, which in 1967 opened a new era both in popular music and in …

Chronology in the 1000tracks.ru archives

01/01/2009 – 22:53

Archival materials – articles, interviews, reviews, workshops (i.e. virtually all materials before 2008) – are posted on www.1000tracks.ru in accordance with the actual release date of the magazine in which they were published. This is …