Their goal was to turn people’s living rooms into concert halls. “What I loved about it was I could be in my studio and be the composer, the interpreter, the performer and the listener,” Subotnick says. “It would be like being a painter. I could make my music until I really loved it, just perfect and then it would become a record and go into someone’s home. For me, it wasn’t recording something; it was creating something new for that medium.” Subotnick’s interests in music and technology didn’t end with the synthesizer: He’s moved on into digital media and its interactive possibilities. In 1995, he released a CD-ROM titled Making Music for kids, ages 5 and up, to experiment with sounds on the computer. It sold in the hundreds of thousands. Early last year, he released an iPad app called Pitch Painter, which allows even very small children to “compose” by selecting instruments from different cultures and drawing on the screen. YouTube Subotnick says he believes the making of music can and should be easy and accessible. Even before Pitch Painter became an iPad app, a prototype was installed at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, where it still delights student groups. Now 80, Subotnick says his goal has always been the same.
1963 in music: culture in transition
Post to Facebook Prince releases ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ music video on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1g6nluh Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Prince releases ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ music video Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 11:12 a.m. EDT October 13, 2013 Prince fans, breakfast is served. Prince performs in concert in Cincinnati in 1985. (Photo: ROB BURNS, ASSOCIATED PRESS) SHARE 237 CONNECT 39 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE There’s no sign of Dave Chappelle, but there’s a Chipmunk (unclear which one), pancakes and a slew of dancers dressed in black a la Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer’s version) in Prince’s Breakfast Can Wait video. There’s no sign of Prince, either. Chappelle dressed up like him for the satrical lyric video. Who knew Prince had a sense of humor? The official one, out on Vevo now, stars the director of the video, 18-year old Danielle Curiel, plays a decidedly sexier version of the purple superstar. Who is she? Prince’s new protege, it seems.
Electronic Music’s Godfather Isn’t Done Innovating
The FBI investigated the song for nearly three years and could not find any evidence to support the claims. Later, the drummer admitted to yelling fuck when he dropped his stick about one minute into the record. Despite the lack of evidence, stations banned Louie Louie. The Kingsmen never created the level of controversy The Rolling Stones managed to engender over their 50 year career. The Stones formed in 1962 and named themselves after a Muddy Waters tune. They released their first single, Come On, the following year. The Chuck Berry cover peaked at #21 on the UK charts. The band continued to tour in 2013. Their endurance was based on their roots in traditional R&B and blues as opposed to popular trends. The Stones rode the British Invasion to America. The Beatles ignited the invasion in 1963. The British press dubbed their popularity Beatlemania, which Bob Geldof later described as the smell of young girls urinating on themselves. The band released their first singles in America after Christmas.