Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Electronic Music Foundation

This week I am writing mainly for those people who are striving to make it in the electronic music arena. They are advised to visit the Electronic Music Foundation, about which details are given below.

Electronic Music Foundation is a New York-based non-profit arts organization that produces festivals, concerts and other events in New York City and elsewhere. It also provides services for artists, and maintains a worldwide network through which they circulate information, distribute materials, and collaborate with colleagues on international projects. They also provide services and benefits for composers, performers, and sound- or media artists who join EMF as subscribers.

Their mission is to explore the creative and cultural potential in the convergence of music, sound, technology, and science, and, through interactions with a large and growing public, apply what we learn towards the betterment of human life.

They maintain a concert production office and studio in New York City and an administrative, publication, distribution, and archival center in Albany, New York.

The benefits include participation in an artist-in-residence program, technical support, promotion, communication with colleagues around the world, information on professional opportunities, distribution of CDs and other materials, and exceptional access to materials. For more information on the services that they provide. Visit

Now for some interesting facts.

Researchers at the University of Rochester have digitally reproduced music in a file nearly 1,000 times smaller than a regular MP3 file. The music, a 20-second clarinet solo, is encoded in less than a single kilobyte, and is made possible by two innovations: recreating in a computer both the real-world physics of a clarinet and the physics of a clarinet player.

So, take a break and visit the Electronic Music Foundation