Be Natural Music is a music college based in Santa Cruz, California, directed by Matthew D Pinck AKA “Yoga Matt.” The college offers non-public music lessons, band classes, an after college music program and music camps, as well as the Real Rock Band experience. The recent five-CD “Extract From Field Recording Archive” boxed set explores the work of the Japanese sound artist Toshiya Tsunoda, who records the pure vibrations of pipes, bottles, fences and extra. His work reveals the hum of our environment — occasionally attractive, often foreboding — as water and wind playfully interact. The French composer Luc Ferrari created this immersive, glacial piece of musique concrète from sounds he gathered via his windowsill on the Croatian island of Korcula.
To make it happen annually, the organization relies on program tuitions, volunteers, and donations. Today, I teach a Harvard Freshman Seminar entitled “Why we animals sing” that bridges acoustic … Read More