Chris Rutkowski, Composer/Pianist

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Entries from December 2006

The Looming Tower

December 31st, 2006 · No Comments

The most perceptive discussion that I’ve read of the realities concerning 9/11 is a book by Lawrence Wright, a writer for the New Yorker, is a book called, “The Looming Tower”…

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What Are We Reading Now?

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

I would probably be considered a person who reads a lot. My musical colleagues and I constantly chat about what we’re reading now, so it seems like a good subject for a post. Currently I’m re-reading Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America”. Now that the elections in America have completely changed the political climate, I [...]

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Creating a new Job Description

December 10th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Along with a new fascination with multi-media, I’ve decided to more seriously pursue an independent career path. While I’ve enjoyed and greatly benefitted from being a part of academia for several years, I’ve found it difficult to include all of my activities in one job description. However, as technology has given us unprecedented control over [...]

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New Possibilities for Creative Technology

December 10th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I’ve gotten very interested in the creative use of technology-this blog is one consequence-including musical tech used in electronic music (pro tools, max/MSP, etc.) and now visual media such as Photoshop, After Effects, iMovie, Flash, etc. Check out this link to a terrific Japanese multi-media artist, Takagi Masakatsu. I am really intrigued by the prospect [...]

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