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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 .

A possibly bonkers idea: The wife has a 24h walkathon at her school next weekend (24th and 25th of September) where she will be donating a certain amount per km she walks to support scholarships for poor kids at a high school in Nairobi.

I won't be walking (for a number of reasons), but I can use the time I have to myself while she walks to do a streaming marathon, and I can pass along any donations I may make (minus payment processing fees) to that cause.

I downloaded Void Linux today because I needed a new Linux for my 2009 netbook which I still use sometimes for travel. Ubuntu has dropped 32bit support and Debian would be the safe choice... but then, Debian Stable's software tends to be not the newest, and I do like shiny new toys.

I might even install a text-based email client. Any recommendations for that besides mutt (which sounds quite intimidating)?

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short reminder that this chronically precarious queer neurodivergent femme is very grateful for any kind of material support, be it ongoing on patreon [1] or one-off on liberapay [2] or ko-fi [3], or by buying my music on bandcamp [4][5].

[1] patreon.com/the_emergent
[2] liberapay.com/modern_dragon/
[3] ko-fi.com/modern_dragon
[4] rootsandengines.bandcamp.com/
[5] emergent.bandcamp.com/

I am also available for music theory lessons, although my schedule has only daytime (CEST) appointments open.

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My friend is also looking for native American English speaking Facebook users for the same study, now. If you are willing to help her with your participation or you know someone who is eligible and could be willing to participate, please contact her thru the email on the linked web page.

linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-

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Some of that stuff I'm a bit "I'm curious, but I don't have an idea yet what it's good for" about.

Others (like the diy reverb class, which would probably just be a pseudo-UGen) I could explore in one of my livestreams.

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Made a collection about :sccube: stuff I want to learn more about. It is... lengthy, but maybe some of the entries aren't that broad.

short reminder that this chronically precarious queer neurodivergent femme is very grateful for any kind of material support, be it ongoing on patreon [1] or one-off on liberapay [2] or ko-fi [3], or by buying my music on bandcamp [4][5].

[1] patreon.com/the_emergent
[2] liberapay.com/modern_dragon/
[3] ko-fi.com/modern_dragon
[4] rootsandengines.bandcamp.com/
[5] emergent.bandcamp.com/

I am also available for music theory lessons, although my schedule has only daytime (CEST) appointments open.

I tried to acquire some breadwinning work today and now I'm frustrated and feel like I will forever be poor.

Like, people offering 3 cents per word for a professionally-written, in-depth article? That's offensive.

keyboard layout adventures with bone, progress 

Slowly progressing. This may not look like much yet, but I'm getting used to it and I'm pretty happy with the improvement in consistency.

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mood, menstruation implied 

Feeling a sense of exhaustion and the need to do stuff away from the computer. I know this is just a combination of work I didn't enjoy this week (like trying to get some paying business in) and being in pain from the monthly blood apocalypse.

I guess I'm just going to write one very necessary statement for a community I'm part of, and then watch random strangers paint their faces while I sew.

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request for advice about synths 

ok music fedi, I have done my share of recording but I have almost always stuck to your typical guitar+bass+drums because I just don't know anything about synths. I'd like to dip my toes in using some VST plugin synths but I'd like some advice about where to start.

so what do you think? Is there a good freeware or cheap synth plugin you like? Or do you generate all your sounds with external equipment? Or a combination?

I know about modular synths but I do *not* need another thing to spend money on right now which is why I'd like to start with VST

I cleaned up my bookmarks this week and I found that I had bookmarked, but never listened to the Meet the Composer podcast: newsounds.org/shows/meet-compo

Such an inspiring serendipity that I found the bookmark again!

Tonight at 7:30pm CEST (5:30pm UTC), I'm going to stream another composition session!

twitch.tv/the_emergent

Every once in a while, I remember this track and want to play it in an endless loop. leefletcher.bandcamp.com/track

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I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

The messed-up part about this is that I thought I was a soprano until I was in my mid-30s. I was actively deterred from evolving the darker, more massive timbre I sometimes sensed, and trained for agility from a young age on. And it worked... until it didn't, and I almost lost my joy of music because of it.

I can still sing isolated higher notes than most sopranos in my choir, but it matters where the bulk of my part lies.

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