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  1. Spark 233 | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio

    Because Internet: Linguist Gretchen McCulloch has thought a lot about the evolution of internet-y language. She tells us about the origins of internet-speak, and how linguists determine the boundaries/rules of this emerging language.

    24-hours of Happy: And you thought the ‘Thriller’ video was long! Pharrell Williams has released a 24 hour long video for the song Happy. Music biz insider Jay Frank argues it shows us how music listening is changing in a digital age.

    Photo Organization: Digital photography has left us with a deluge of photos we can’t possibly organize in a meaningful way. Molly Bullard is a full time photo organizer in Seattle who helps people tame their photo collections.

    Enhancing Beauty: A little zap to the brain may improve the way you feel aesthetically about a picture. Zaira Cattaneo on enhancing the experience of beauty through brain stimulation.

    Beautiful Sound: Spark’s favourite sound expert Julian Treasure is one of the judges for the Most Beautiful Sound in the World competition. The author of Sound Business tells us what makes a sound beautiful.

    Dramatizing the Internet : Trying to make action out of the things we do online can be difficult to do on the page or on the screen. Quinn Norton on the limits of dramatizing the internet when everything -from writing a love note to filling out tax forms- just looks like typing.

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  2. Jean-Herve Peron Speaks

    Jean-Hervé Peron was a founding member of the krautrock group Faust, of whom music writer Julian Cope has written “[t]here is no group more mythical”. All Music Guide writes of Faust that no group has exerted greater influence on ambient and industrial music. But as you will hear, Peron is much more than just a pioneering musician.

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  3. Tony Conrad: Music and Mathematics

    Tony Conrad is the pioneer of ‘Eternal Music’, “a droning, mesmerizing performance idiom that employs long durations, amplification, and precise pitch to explore new worlds of sound”. Conrad “forged new creative directions that proved enormously influential on successive generations of artists ranging in background from pop to the avant-garde.”

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  4. Jon Rose on The Music of Place: Reclaiming a Practice

    How do you maintain live music in a culture that does not value it? Jon Rose, acclaimed improvising violinist and instrument-maker, outlines six major problems he blames for the failing of live music in our cities, and proposes ways to re-engage with the culture and practice of music.

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  5. The Mix Tape: Art and Artifact : NPR

    Before the iPod and the random playlist of the MP3, there was the original: the mix tape. Thurston Moore, of art-rock band Sonic Youth, discusses a new book he edited that explores the art and magic of making personal musical mixes.

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  6. Tavi Gevinson: Tavi’s World

    Tavi Gevinson was 11 when she kicked off her writing career with a fashion blog called Style Rookie.

    She had smart, sharp observations on fashion and visual style and the usual girl things that an 11 year old is obsessed with and she had an audience. And it was big. They were pre-teens and teenagers who had someone from their cohort who spoke to them.

    Gevinson was soon reporting on Fashion Weeks in Paris, London and New York and quickly got up the noses of the fashion editors and style queens. Who was this upstart 11 year old?

    Your first response may be to immediately dislike someone this young… with talent; and you might immediately assume that she’s as obnoxious as some soapie star. You’d be wrong. Tavi is now 17. Though it’s 17 going on 48 or 50.

    She’s smart, witty, erudite, with a good line in self-deprecating patter.

    She was a keynote speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival and she packed out the Athanaeum Theatre with young women wearing ‘Tavi headgear’ the bunches of roses that she used to wear when she was 11 or 12, and their mums and the odd dad.

    Here, she’s giving her ‘fangirl’ keynote speech.

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  7. Two To The Valley : Glenn Norman

    A Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne musician, zinester and radio-artist, Glenn’s outfits Pork, Volvox and Devotion produced classic Australian outsider un-music. We focussed on Glenn’s newer recordings and his interesting approach to producing and releasing culture.

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  8. Kreative Kontrol #16: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

    I always love speaking to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy a.k.a. Will Oldham. This past February, Dawn McCarthy and Bonny Billy released an LP called What the Brothers Sang, a collection of songs originally recorded by the Everly Brothers. Dawn and Will have been touring throughout Europe and North America this summer, including stops at the Dawson City Music Festival this week and Hillside Festival, here in Guelph, next weekend. Will and I spoke about these things and more.

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  9. Kreative Kontrol #24: Steve Albini

    Steve Albini is a man who lives in Chicago, Illinois and owns and operates the really remarkable Electrical Audio Recording facility. He is the guitar player and primary singer in the band Shellac and he makes a mean cup of fluffy coffee. The 1993 album In Utero by the Washington-State-based band Nirvana is among the thousands of records that Albini has engineered over the course of his time doing that sort of thing and earlier this summer he gave the songs from those sessions fresh mixes for the 20th anniversary edition of In Utero, which is due out in North America on September 24. In our past midnight conversation, Steve discussed his interesting history with Kurt Cobain, his abandoned work with Fugazi, the stories behind making In Utero, why the new edition of the record was mastered to sound the best it possibly can, the highs and lows of the relatively recent rash of remastered reissues that record buyers face each and every day, the mostly good but surprisingly sad and surreal professional aftermath of making In Utero, how it might have changed his life, how the new Shellac LP’s test pressings are on route to the band and artwork is close to finalized (also the new Bottomless Pit record is done!), and why he doesn’t care about Breaking Bad but can tolerate The Newsroom.

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  10. Adam Gopnik on 3-D sound studies

    This week in the magazine, Adam Gopnik tries to unravel the science behind our love of music. Here Gopnik talks with managing editor Amelia Lester about how different his own early experiences with music were from those of his children, and why the shift from vinyl and hi-fi to MP3s and earbuds isnt such a bad thing. Also, an epic out-of-office message from S.N.L. writer Colin Jost.

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