Looping Bodies at the Utopia Warehouse

Port warehouses are spaces full of creative possibilities. Despite having a scale that usually surprises us by its brutality, these giant rectangular constructions with thousands of square feet have the potential of becoming locations for powerful and transformative participatory activities. Especially when they do not function as storage buildings, warehouses can become flexible locations for […]

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Exploring Polyphony: The Multiple Voices of the Motet

When music combines multiple human voices, melodies, and rhythms, it can gain a powerful expressiveness that is complex, rich, and misterious. Contemporary Western music rarely explores polyphony and the beautiful texture that simultaneous lines of melody and multiple voices can create. We have got used to monophony and musical textures with one voice and dominant […]

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A Conversation with Youth Musicians from Boston’s Boys & Girls Clubs

One of my favorite things about co-hosting a radio show is to have diverse guests and engage in dynamic conversations. Interviews ON AIR have a special feeling of liveliness. Animated by the immediacy of broadcasting and the transmission of electric wave, conversations feel as public performances in front of a wide audience. In America Unificacion, […]

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The New Music Industry: Transformations, Challenges, and Opportunities

During the past two decades the music industry has experimented deep transformations as a result of the massive adoption of digital technologies and the evolution of the networked communication environment. The spread of Internet connectivity and peer-to-peer networks, the emergence of dynamic Web platforms and services, the availability of cheaper audio equipment and free/open software […]

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