• Helping Out at The Loft Live!

    by  • January 20, 2013 • Uncategorized

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    Many Columbus residents who enjoy live music know that the Loft is one of the best places in town to hear live music.  The CSU jazz and rock groups play there, and there’s always great musicians coming through the listening room and recording studio (The Heavy, Marshall Ruffin, and Willie Nelson to name a few).  From January 1 to January 17, the Loft’s upstairs club space was closed for renovations.  I’m happy to be part of the team redesigning, rewiring, and rethinking the sound system, along with Sam Phillips, Steve Meadows, Gavin MacDougall, and the incomparable Maurice Owens (Mr. O, if you know him).  This photo is the new stage about 30 minutes before reopening for stand-up comedy…  we were still wiring lights and sound circuits.  As my dad says, “Any creative activity will absorb 100% of the time allotted to it.”  Ain’t that the truth…

    This past Friday night, the band that was scheduled broke down in Tifton.  Sam, Brad, and I got to jam out on the stage we helped build, with some sulrty guest vocals from the fabulous Nesrin Asli.  There’s more work to be done, but it’s up and running!

    About

    Matthew McCabe joined the music faculty at Columbus State University in the Fall of 2009 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Audio Technology. Dr. McCabe earned degrees in music from the University of Richmond, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Florida, and has focused on electroacoustic music and the creative use of music technology throughout his career. He worked as the music technology specialist at the University of Richmond for two years following graduation, and has served as the technical director for both the Florida and Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festivals. He also serves on the board of the Society of Composers, Inc. as a system administrator and web designer. His compositions can be found on the Centaur and Everglade labels, and his writings have appeared in Computer Music Journal, the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, and the Society of Composers, Inc. newsletter. This fall, Dr. McCabe is teaching courses in Audio Recording Techniques, Computer Music, and Composition, as well as directing the CSU Popular Music Ensemble.