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I’m Not There: Film Review

I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear plotline, that my...

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Warriors Remix

A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists.  Generally I tried to work chiefly...

Reconstructivist Art: Thru You

Kutiman’s “Thru You” as an example of Reconstructivist Art YouTube debuted in 2005, an online public forum for people to share their own homemade videos. It soon became a destination of choice for millions...

Dangerous Music

  Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they...

Alt Classical: Cover Tunes

Nothing Else Matters – Apocalyptica (Metallica) When I was a child, my parents listened almost exclusively to classical music –it was years before I realized their radio could tune in other stations!  As I...