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Be the Walking Dead: 10 Zombie Halloween Makeup Tips

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Be the Walking Dead: 10 Zombie Halloween Makeup Tips 
Be one of the Walking Dead this Halloween with these incredible makeup tips from the undead

Halloween Zombie Makeup Tip #1: Dressing like a zombie
Zombies have been undead for quite some time and typically wear vintage clothing. Imitate a Halloween zombie makeup look by buying your zombie clothing at the thrift shop or ripping a few holes through some of your unwanted clothing.

Halloween Zombie Makeup Tip #2: Halloween zombie hair
Walking Dead Zombies usually don't have access to showers and rarely wash their hair. You can opt for a true Halloween zombie ripe look by not showering for a week or simply add dirt to your hair. Tousle it convincingly. If you have long zombie locks, you can wear it up, then shake your head several times to get it to hang loose.

Halloween Zombie Makeup Tip #3: Halloween zombie nails
Some zombies recommend that you imitate their unkempt look to the last detail, including their zombie nails. Purposely …

60x60 Latin Mix LOOKING FOR MUSIC (November 1 Deadline, FREE Submission)

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60x60Latin Mix LOOKING FOR MUSIC (November 1 Deadline, FREE Submission) Open To: The call is open to all Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. Deadline: 11-01-14 Receipt Type: Digital Submission: Must be completed online by deadline Vox Novus's 60x60 is calling for one-minute recorded works with durations of 60 seconds or less. Curator/Macro-composer Sabrina Pena Young will select and organize 60 compositions to be played continuously in a one-hour live concert. About the 60x60 Latin Mix: The 60x60 Latin mix will show recent works of Composers living in Latin America, Composers of Latin American heritage, and/or works that are clearly inspired by Latin American culture/music. 60x60 is a project of "signature works" and short works created specifically for the 60x60 project. Excerpts of larger works are strongly discouraged. Works generated from procedures (i.e. mathe…

In Defense of Music Technology: Adapt or Die

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In Defense of Music Technology: Adapt or Die A digital tsunami has struck the world  and only the technologically evolved will survive
A few years ago after an electronic music concert, I found myself defending electroacoustic music to a fellow composer who did not understand why composers in my field insisted on using multimedia in their works. Her companion agreed, and as both verbally snubbed composers who use electronics, I realized that music technology divides even the most knowledgeable of musicians. (Ironically, this composer now also engages in multimedia electronica).

In my mind, there are not composers in "my" field of electroacoustic music and "their" field of strictly acoustic (and presumably better) music. 
Electroacoustic composers simply compose for electronics  like they compose for a choir or orchestra, and many can just as easily create a symphony as a computer music piece.


Critics have always shunned innovation, whether it be the pianoforte, the reco…

Music Insider: Why Every Band Needs a Blog

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Music Insider: Why Every Band Needs a Blog Every musician wants to make money with their music. Word-of-mouth marketing, paper fliers, and seedy managers are so last century. To make it today, every musician needs to become net-savvy and start a blog.

First off, what is a band blog?
Think of a blog as an online journal, where your band can connect with music fans and chat about your latest gig, upcoming albums, last night's recording session, or where the band will be playing next week. Post band pics, free music downloads, and links to your latest albums. The key to blogging is to write new posts regularly (a few times a week) and to get fans to subscribe to your music blog. Subscribers will get alerted every time your band posts something new.



Setting up a music blog is pretty easy. You can use Wordpress, Blogger, or any number of other free blogging sites. I have been using Blogger for a few years now, and I am pretty impressed with its traffic even though the templates are old.…

SEAMUS Call for Works 2015 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

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SEAMUS Call for Works 2015 Society for Electro- Acoustic Music in the United StatesThe submission portal for the 2015 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference at Virginia Tech is now open. For submission information, and a link to the submission portal, please go to:
http://seamus.music.vt.edu/main/

The deadline for submissions is October 31st.

SEAMUS members may submit up to one concert work, one paper/panel/demonstration proposal, and one installation proposal. Details can be found at the conference site.

Questions about the venue, possible local performers, and related topics can be emailed to the conference hosts at seamus@music.vt.edu<mailto:seamus@music.vt.edu>. Questions related to the submission process can be emailed to dir_conferences@seamusonline.org<mailto:dir_conferences@seamusonline.org>.

Please note that you must be a current member of SEAMUS to submit to the conference. 

You can join or renew your membership at the newly…

TEDxBuffalo TOMORROW October 14th Showcases New Opera, Art by Keith Harrington "The Projectionist" and MORE!

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TEDxBuffalo TOMORROW October 14th Showcases New Opera, Art by Keith Harrington "The Projectionist" and MORE! WATCH THE LIVESTREAMhttp://www.tedxbuffalo.com/tedxbuffalo-2014-live-stream/ In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations). About TEDxBuffalo Since 2011, TEDxBuffalo has taken place each October at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center. This year, we’re expanding the format to accommodate 300 attendees (up from 100) and adding an after-party to the fun! TEDxBuffalo is free for all who attend than…