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Hello SoNoMu! I'm looking forward to talking music with y'all.

I'm a classical mezzosoprano and musicologist by training. I love , (mostly progressive), and a random assortment of other stuff.

I'm exploring creating my own music through challenges like and 50/90. I'm still in search of my own style.

I sing and play as well as singer-songwriter style acoustic .

worked on something for the and boy, is it hard d to write bland, repetitive music! Also, I wonder if my idea will be appropriately elevator-compatible and sonic-wallpaper-y; perhaps a 4-bar chord progression that repeats for all of the song is a little *too* repetitive? Well, I'm just going to go through with it.

I'm having a hard time not making something moody, soundtrack-like instead. Surge and Helm both have so many interesting sounds.

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Little fluff ball needs your help!

This is Cassiopeia, former street cat, currently waiting in quarantine in Ukraine to be transported to me and my Mia Cat to Berlin, Germany. If you or anyone you know is traveling some time soon from Ukraine to Germany (Berlin/Brandenburg area) and would be willing to transport her, we would be forever grateful! She is ready to go, has all papers & vaccinations but travel right now is difficult.

(Posting this again with pic because you all love cat pics)

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This is probably in vain but: is anyone traveling from Ukraine to Germany (Berlin/Brandenburg area) some time soon and would be willing to transport a cat for me? Cat has all international papers and vaccinations etc. already.

Of course, that implies that I get a hold of the wife so she can teach me more about Ancient Greek pronunciation. Or perhaps I should just go ahead and learn some Greek, there must be some course on the Internet or so.

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Ah, and I want to mess around with the Homeric hymns again. Possibly with some weird-ass vocal processing by :sccube: .

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"For 18 months, residents of a village in Wales have been mystified as to why their broadband internet crashed every morning.

Now engineers have finally identified the reason: A second-hand television that emitted a signal that interfered with the connection."

choir rehearsal notes: After being in this choir with its partly jazz repertoire for 3 years, I'm starting to get better at syncopation.

On another note, I'm now officially the resident Latin geek.

I'm also taking my first steps with belting and I'm surprised it doesn't feel more difficult. But also, I should take lessons in it.

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I was asked what the future holds for Linux audio. So I've decided to make a video about 3 upcoming things I find exciting.

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uspol, voting 

Save your "I won't vote for an imperfect candidate" ideological preciousness for some time when perfect candidates are available, eh?

Elections are absolutely about choosing the lesser of two evils, and you aren't morally compromised by seeing that practical compromise and engaging with it to try to get the least-bad option.

Purity culture is bullshit.

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A script that corrects the word "maker" into "guy who does arts and crafts"

"Maker space" = craft room

"Maker ethos" = enthusiasm for arts and crafts

"Maker fair" = craft expo

None of this shit is revolutionary, it's just stuff that your grandmas have always done. You are the newcomer. It's not any less arts-and-crafts just because it involves a 3D printer now.

in other "support a neurodivergent queer artist" news, I finally filled out my profile.

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in light of how certain transphobic authors continue to be unable to shut up, remember its not good enough to just condemn transphobic artists. you gotta also promote the work of the trans artists you like and give us the visibility that transphobes don't want us to reach.

you can help support me, an indigenous fantasy romance writer:

or @ArtistMarciaX who kinda does it all AND skateboards:

and @guerrillarain aka callisto is a dark fantasy writer who will need beta readers soon!:

there's also Aiden Thomas, author of Cemetery Boys

Kacen Callender author of Felix Ever After

Mark Oshiro, author of Each of Us A Desert

Victoria Lee author of the Feverwake Series

dunking on transphobes is easy, but what about amplifying our voices instead?

That's not to say that I haven't read terrible defensiveness around the canon, and what is worth teaching/researching, dismissiveness around rock/pop as a possible subject of musicology etc. etc.

and I do have some criticism around the way I was taught harmony and counterpoint (mainly in a fairly ahistoric way, and in an artificial and often overly restrictive framework).

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re: Schenkerian analysis - I didn't learn it in music school or university, and AFAIK it doesn't play a role in German musicology. You can absolutely do meaningful analysis without it.

I didn't have to work with figured bass either, except when it came to reading music that uses it. German (at least higher) music education uses functional harmony analysis a lot.

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Adam Neely on the deeply ingrained racism in music theory:

o hi club! I have been away for a few days. Went hiking, also passed my driving theory exam this morning :)

I hope you're all doing well!

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Huhu #Fahrrad bubble! Kurzer Hinweis: Ab Dienstag, 1. Sep läuft der #ADFC Fahrradklima Test:

Bitte fleißig verbreiten! :)


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