Music and Technology : Post

For my personal profile guest speakers featured during the week of 10th to 12th, Jason Cullimore had been stood out for me very well on how technology creates the music. Jason Cullimore had demonstrate playing the regular clarinet with another one that are replace by wind controller. They are not so much different about the sound between the clarinet and wind controller. Many students in the class had wonderful listening to various music that are produced by technology!

What is special about today’s technology, for contemporary artists?

Today’s technology are very special in unique ways to produce different sounds better than contemporary artist who produce sounds from the instruments. It had been effected in many ways of culture as more people are enjoying listening to pop and rock style of music than the classic (aka Mozart art) theme style.

However with these special technology, they are some difficult to produce and accomplish the music art. The most successful music technologist such as many DJ’s artist hit hard on the world culture, especially in Northern Europe and North America to get large attention internationally in various interactive media.

So, why are we suddenly studying “creative technology”? We are studying creative technology, because people challenge themselves to explores the creative use of technology by artists, and the artistic potential of technology innovation. So consider some of these points:

  • we identify ourselves a range of international artists working with creative technologies from different artistic disciplines
  • we identify ourselves with the new creative practices that have emerged from changing technologies
  • we identify ourselves from different ethical and cultural questions in framing this field of practice and research

Is there really something different about what we are doing today with computers, machines and communications? We are doing all sorts of sounds, visual context and languages on the technology. This may vary or depends on what kind of situations. For creative technologist, we are using our own experience as a contemporary composer and developer of “adaptive music” software and that for Jason Cullimore fellow composers, he explore many of different musical instruments to create songs. In fact it had been the same correlation for ancient humans that they are constantly doing with their hand tools. Computers, machines and communication were also developed to represent and record music:

• Quill and parchment / Sheet music and notation.
• Records, microphones, tape / Analogue media

Why technology should matter to the artist and why today’s technology is taking art, and artists, in a fundamentally new direction that may change how we experience art. Developments and innovation in architecture, 3-D modelling and visual computerized generated images — have consistently been driven by scientific and technological advances. The Digital Computer as a Musical Instrument shows awareness of sampling, musical score representation and computer composing. Without it we cannot record or playback the music of the soundtrack, because rapid advances of technology have made us easy to go back to correct the errors and mistake people make. Technology allows artist to take print their copies from their own drawing files of work.

Jason Cullimore most recent accomplishment was the 2013 Western Canadian Music Award winner for the album “Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores”, in the Classical Recording of the Year category. It was really nice to have him in Creative Technology course through our learning and we are appreciated of him to have as Megan Smith’s professor guest speaker who are willing to gave these presentation to the class.

In some shift we do have to rotate between the arts room that are located at basement of Riddell Center and Research & Innovation Center 119 lecture theater. However most of our learning take place in the lecture theater. Most of the course outline where we can get the hands-on experience with Maker Space and Sound Art have to be in the arts room.

Our guest speaker Jason Cullimore really have an good personality that perfectly define towards himself, because he like also in fact do like to social around with friends he knows. You are welcome to check out his “Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores” online at It was inspired by moments of delight, sorrow and awe experienced over a lifetime of watching films and playing video games, this album of original cinematic orchestral music is composer Jason Cullimore’s tribute to the storytelling of our time.

Cinematic Symphony is an complation of cinematic orchestral music inspired by the energy of both the modern and classic films. The Gamescores was inspired by archetypical settings and themes in video games including that are represented by pirates, dragon, war and peace like it’s medieval.

Some of the Jason Cullimore best credits are Victoria and Regina Symphony Orchestras and while he receives five grants to new work  from Saskatchewan Arts Board include other grant from Canada Council SaskMusic and SOCAN Foundations. During the 2005 Canada Summer Games Art event, Jason Cullimore was the chief composer. Plus, he’s one of the demo composer for the three well-respected publishers of sample libraries.

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