July 21, 2019
Do you know about the notes in between the notes? Think of it this way; its a lot easier to cut a loaf of bread into multiple equal portions than it is to cut a fish, meaning, technique. The trick with bread is not to squish it. The trick with fish is guts and bones. You can make bread from scratch. Fish is just there in the water for the taking. It is simple to cut bread after it's made, but not a fish, cooked or not, especially into equal portions. Xenharmony is more than the notes between the notes on a piano. Xenharmony is more like cutting a fish.
This special crossover episode with the Now&Xen podcast features music in 14 equal divisions of the octave by Stephen Weigel (more from Stephen below), and, of course, Susan Kuo. Susan plays music with us on a microtonal marimba thingy. It sounds real great. As great as a fish sandwich tastes.
Music with Stephen Weigel
"Our Pixel Perfect Dial Tone of Voice" https://soundcloud.com/overtoneshock/our-pixel-perfect-telephone-discussion-14-edo
Six Macrotonal Etudes: https://xenharmonicgod.bandcamp.com/album/six-macrotonal-etudes-for-electronic-music-media
Keyboard arrangement of Easley Blackwood's 15 equal Microtonal Etude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyKQQMexqQ&t=1s
July 14, 2019
Dave and Matt bribe each other into believing one another made a product in order to make a sale. Brian plays wind chimes. Is how things are made moral failure? Oh come on.
July 7, 2019
Sometimes you have a choice while parking. Other times you have no choice. This time Derek Bendel, David Mathew, Albert Manders, Kevin Sapp and all them are in the car. Where to park?
June 30, 2019
Brian is a homeowner with a toilet in his basement. The conservative media wants to know about it. How things are made performs a composition by Ralph Lewis
June 23, 2019
Professional golf courses across the world have been forced to redesign holes to accommodate increased efficiency in golf ball technology. They were first made of wood. Then made of leather-bound feathers. Then Gutta Purcha. Then rubber with plastic. Then liquid with plastic. Technology abolished the constraints of the terrain. It was less difficult. People jumped the dogleg. Par 5 in 3. Double Eagle. No sweat. But the designer said, "The earth is a canvass."
How can you compete with that?
June 16, 2019
Put this in your oven and sing about it.
On this final part of our crossover with Pizza, Places & Things, Todd Saulle talks low moisture mozzarella and milk powder as Albert Manders, Kevin Sapp, David Mathews, and Derek Bendel are a pizza with How Things Are Made (HTAM).
May 19, 2019
The Trophy and Plaque Manufacturers Society presents The Fifth Triennial Ornamental Honor Object Awards Industry Council Awards with host Tina "the in-gray-vuh!" McNebben, Associate VP of Marketing at the Award Object Manufacturing and Wholesaling Research Council. Lookin' forward to it!
Eric Weidenhof plays cello on this with How Things Are Made in a space that may or may not contain any Acrylic Awards.