Sunday, November 22, 2009
iPod Piece to Appear in Print
The iPod piece which I originally wrote and had remixed for public radio a while back will now be published by an academic journal shortly. Since in the original I had included various commercial music snippets, I decided to record an edited version of my original piece again as it would have taken too long and/or it would have been too tedious a process to get music clearance for it. After discussing it with friends of mine trained in (and about to get trained in IP) Law, it made good sense to create yet another version of a remix.
Much thought went to this new remix and, one sunny day as I was enjoying the weather riding my Ventura, the answer came to me. I decided to remix my original piece with a different kind of commercial music. The kind that is created by my own friends whose work I love and support.
The Literary Theory-informed piece on the 'text' of the iPod would have never happened without, to quote myself, "music being in the background" so it was only apropos that I include a kind of music that reflects the very creative process I was engaged in while working on it: one of direct collaboration. I was very happy to get clearance from my dear friends and am happy to post the recent version of this remix here. (see below)
The music used to remix this piece comes from the very talented Camille Nelson and her newly released album First Words as well as the West-based band Calico whom I greatly appreciate.
You may hear this new remix here.