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Spring 2017 Newsletter Live Jazz with Negodniki Negodniki will perform live jazz music for Greenwood Friends School’s annual fundraising auction and dinner on Sat April 8 at Silvermoon Catering Hall in Lewisburg. This year we turn the band into a quintet with Mike Hickey (guitar), John Huckans (piano), Urie Kline (drums), Safa Saracoglu (percussion) and Jeremy

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“55 and Sunny” by Michael Hickey

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the completion of “55 and Sunny”, an album by Mike Hickey. It’s an eclectic, up-beat collection of 16 songs–fifteen new compositions and a new arrangement of a traditional English folk tune. The tunes range from swinging blues to raucous Balkan dance music, from Afro-pop, Celtic, and Cuban-influenced instrumentals to

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Electronic Music Resources

Occasionally, someone will ask me where they can learn more about electronic and experimental music. While a Google search is a great place to start, here are some focused favorites to start your journey. Encyclotronic – Electronic Music Archive Electro-music.com – Radio programs, discussion forums, live events 120 Years – The history of electronic music from

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Greenwood Friends School Craft Night

On 2/3/17 I took some of my home made noise makers to school for show and tell. Here’s the results!

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Piezo Sonicscapes

I’ve been posting a lot of my piezo experiments. Enjoy!

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LED Controlled Panner

12/22/16 – The LED Panner is another fun circuit from the great book “Handmade Electronic Music” by Nicolas Collins. This circuit uses a single 74C14 Hex Schmitt Trigger chip, taking advantage of only a few pins (so you could to much more with this). LEDs paired with photo resistors create an optically controlled circuit which

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Xmas Fly Piezo Box

12/9/16 – The Xmas Fly is a riff on the Black Fly, which is basically nothing more than a piezo element and a few parts in a nice box. The Black Fly includes springs, which cause interesting vibrations for the piezo to pick up. To make springs work you need a very solid box that

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