jaron lanier

jaron lanier

Music of Jaron Lanier Top 17 Facts

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Facts : 1 Music As a musician, Lanier has been active in the world of new classical music since the late 1970s Facts : 2 He is a pianist and a specialist in many non-western musical instruments, especially the wind and string instruments of Asia Facts : 3 He maintains one of the largest and most varied collections of actively played rare instruments in the world Facts : 4 Lanier has performed with artists as diverse as Philip Glass, Ornette Coleman, George Clinton, Vernon Reid, Terry Riley, Duncan Sheik, Pauline Oliveros, and Stanley Jordan Facts : 5 Recording projects include his acoustic techno duet with Sean Lennon and an album of duets with flautist Robert Dick Facts : 6 Current commissions include an opera that will premiere in Busan, South Korea, and a symphony, Symphony for Amelia, premiered by the Bach Festival Society Orchestra and Choir in Winter Park, Florida, in October 2010 Facts : 7 In 1994, he released the classical music album Instruments of Change on POINT Music/Philips/PolyGram Records Facts : 8 The album has been described as a Western exploration of Asian musical traditions by Stephen Hill on The Crane Flies West 2 (episode 357) of Hearts of Space Facts : 9 Lanier is currently working on a book Technology and the Future of the Human Soul, and a music album Proof of Consciousness, in collaboration with Mark Deutsch Facts : 10 Lanier s work with Asian instruments can be heard extensively on the soundtrack of Three Seasons (1999), which was the first film ever to win both the Audience and Grand Jury awards at the Sundance Film Festival Facts : 11 He and Mario Grigorov scored a film called The Third Wave, which premiered at Sundance in 2007 Facts : 12 He is working with Terry Riley on a collaborative opera to be titled Bastard, the First Facts : 13 Lanier has also pioneered the use of Virtual Reality in musical stage performance with his band Chromatophoria, which has toured around the world as a headline act in venues such as the Montreux Jazz Festival Facts : 14 He plays virtual instruments and uses real instruments to guide events in virtual worlds Facts : 15 Sinclair s Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra for his Worldwide Premiere of Symphony for Amelia Facts : 16 Lanier contributed the afterword to Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (MIT Press, 2008) edited by Paul D Facts : 17 In 1999 Lanier published a New York Times opinion piece titled Piracy is Your Friend in which he argued that the record labels were a much bigger threat