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Archive for June, 2009

Kasparov vs. Deep Blue Video

Monday, June 29th, 2009

A video recording of my piece “Kasparov vs. Deep Blue”, performed in Eagle Rock on June 26th, 2009. Garry Kasparov was played by Kyle Evans. C.B. Hsu was played by Richard Xin. The enthusiastic boy in the foreground is my nephew, Benjamin. More details about the piece can be found in this post..

Cranks, Cams & Computers Tonight

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I just finished setting up my installation piece for tonight’s concert in Eagle Rock. It should make for some crazy cacophony, in a room full of creative contraptions. I can tell from last night’s sound check that my two pieces are definitely on the hi-tech end of a spectrum that ranges from gloriously low tech […]

Musical Chess Details

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

A few have asked for more details about my hybrid chess/music system, so here we go. To recap a previous post, I’m working on a performance piece for the June 26 Cranks, Cams and Computers concert in Eagle Rock. In this piece, two performers will reenact a famous game of chess (Kasparov vs. Deep Blue, […]

The Voynich Manuscript

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I’ve been fascinated with the Voynich Manuscript for years, since first reading about it in David Kahn’s book The Codebreakers. Today’s xkcd comic provides a nice introduction.