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Advisory Board Member Releases New Solo Album

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Gregory Taylor, longtime electronic musician and Madison radio host, releases new solo album, “Randstad”

As a live improviser, Gregory Taylor has been recording electronic works since the late 1970s, but is also well known for his radio show, RTQE, on Madison’s WORT-FM since 1986. Currently, Taylor works for Cycling ’74, developer of the widely used music software program Max.  But, his latest album, Randstad, released in June 2018, embraces working alone and his solitary experiences living in the randstad – the Dutch use this term to describe their urban area that encompasses four large cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Much of the album was made with field recordings of his travels using a small handheld recorder. He made a rule that the material had to be produced from where he lived and made with what he had with him. This technique proves that the smallest pieces of technology, made with small parts, can end up turning into a big sounding album. Randstad is his 4th album for PoL.

Listen & Preview here: 

https://youtu.be/x1UBp0ZWJLA

https://youtu.be/T2DZOw6oaY8

 

Discogs:
https://www.discogs.com/Gregory-Taylor-Randstad/release

Juno:
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/gregory-taylor-randstad

 

Disc: 1

1) To Kijkduin By Monorail
2) Shoulder Alignment
3) Prayer Wheels – Voorschoten
4) Alchemical Refrigeration
5) Illuminated By Optimism – Teyler
6) Imagined Anaphora
7) Cockpitgebouw – Trajectum Ep Digital Bonus Track
8) Satellite Campus (Cohort) – Trajectum Ep Digital Bonus Track

 

*Tracks 7 and 8 are available as digital downloads via a code supplied with the CD.

Style: Electronic, Ambient, Abstract, Drone, Experimental | Format: CD, Album | Cat: POL 012018 | Label: Palace Of Lights | Composed By, Producer, Photography By – Gregory Taylor | Recorded At – H33A | Mixed At – H33A | Mastered At – GS Mastering & Post | Mastered By – Anders Peterson

Cool Stuff To Do This Hot Summer

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Summer Camps, programs, and more begin in July and August

We are feeling the heat now in Minneapolis, so here are some great opportunities to cool off with us inside.

Youth Camps ~ Sound Design ~ Hip Hop Producer ~ Open House ~ Free Classes


For the summer of 2018 we’ve expanded our summer offerings to include two camps: first, the Young Producer Summer Camp, which has been successful for the last 5 years, and is ideal for students interested in learning how to make the music that they love listening to; and new this year: the Young DJ Summer Camp, for students who want to learn how to perform, beat-match, and get on stage.

Young DJ Summer CampDates: 7/16/18 – 7/20/18

Young Producer Summer CampDates: 8/6/18 – 8/10/18

Time: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday

Cost: $499 (lunch Included)

Ages: 8th – 12th Grades

Location: Slam Academy Studios (1121 NE Jackson Street, Suite 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

https://slamacademy.com/youth-camps/ 


Our Sound Design Program starts July 10th, for those that want to dive deep into synthesis. In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis…

State Date: July 10

Time: 7-10pm, every Tuesday

Software Requirements: Ableton Live Suite software

Prerequisites: Ableton Live Program or intermediate knowledge of a DAW

https://slamacademy.com/sound-design-program/


Our Hip Hop Producer Program begins August 15th. If you are already a producer, but looking for that edge that will make your beats pro, this is it. This course is designed for MCs & producers looking to dig in and succeed with their craft. If you want to sell your beats, collaborate, and dominate the field –  you need to be working alongside someone already doing it. Enter Greg Grease, DJ Adatrak, and the Slam Academy Hip Hop Producer Program.

Start Date: August 15

Time: 7 – 10pm, every Wednesday

Software Requirements: any DAW

Prerequisites: None

https://slamacademy.com/hip-hop-program/


Join us for our Open House – Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm. If you were ever wondering what goes on at Slam Academy, this is a perfect opportunity to check us out! Why should you come? Read this: 5 Great Reasons to Attend an Open House


FREE Classes! What a better way to cool down than to enjoy a 2 hour class full of valuable information in our nice air conditioned performance hall, meet “cool” people, and get free stuff.Intro to Sound Design | 7/3/18 | 7-9pm

Intro to Electronic Music | 7/21/18 | 1-3pm

Into to Hip Hop | 8/8/18 | 7-9pm

Intro to Ableton Live | 8/9/18 | 11am-1pm & 7-9pm

Intro to Electronic Music | 8/21/18 | 7-9pm