The Guthman competition is looking for futuristic instruments – and you can apply

It’s what The Guardian called the “Pulitzer of the new instrument world.” There are paid commissions and star judges. And this year is different, because (of course) the whole event goes online. Welcome to the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

Apollo 13 is playing out live, now, in a story told in newly-restored sound

The human experience has been changed by images of space, but the power of sound to tell the story is unfolding in new ways. So here’s a different kind of live stream this weekend – re-broadcast from inside NASA Mission Control, 50 years ago.

Peter Kirn - April 11, 2020

Begone, webcams: Dixon will premiere an album in gorgeous 3D mixed reality, today

We’ve gazed into grainy video feeds and literally watched multi-camera shoots of empty clubs. But we’re also starting to see a move into futuristic 3D and mixed reality – starting with one unique album premiere from the Innervisions mastermind.

Peter Kirn - April 3, 2020

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