• Blackbird Creative Lab

    by  • July 14, 2017 • Uncategorized

    Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Ojai, CA to serve as the recording engineer for the first Blackbird Creative Lab, a new project this year from my long-time friends eighth blackbird. They’ve been making music for more than 20 years, and wanted to start passing on their knowledge and experience to the next generation of innovative composers and performers. Graduating music / audio tech student Jessica Griggs accompanied me as the technology intern, and we had a wonderful two weeks of making music, art, and friends. There are too many people to name, but it was wonderful.

     

    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.