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Moviestorm Blog: Moviestorm gets recognition at TEDx talk by Libert...

Moviestorm Blog: Moviestorm gets recognition at TEDx talk by Libert...: Readers of this blog may remember an exclusive guest post in September 2013 from Sabrina Pena Young telling of the story of Libertaria: her virtual opera, created entirely online using Moviestorm.

Award-winning composer and published author Sabrina Pena Young composes works heard in Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe.
Production for Libertaria was entirely online. The cast auditioned virtually through Music Xray and other sites, the animators worked together using Moviestorm, communication continued through e-mail and facebook.
Libertaria has been growing in popularity ever since the world premiere screening in October 2013.
Recently, Sabrina shared her story at a TED talk, answering the question of howyou stage an opera without an opera company, or singers, or a stage, or anything except your own ideas.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in Califo…

Portraits of Women and Music: Electronic Composer Pauline Oliveros Music Legend and Electroacoustic Pioneer

Portraits of Women and Music: Electronic ComposerPauline Oliveros Music Legend and Electroacoustic Pioneer Electroacoustic composer Pauline Oliveros has left an indelible mark on contemporary music, from her early experimentation with tape delay to the Expanded Instrument System. When studying electronic music history and the avant-garde, often the names of Terry Riley, John Cage, Morton Subontnick and Nam June Paik come up quickly, but the history of electronic music has a rich tradition of women defying stereotypes and societal prejudice. Women like Pauline Oliveros, Charlotte Moorman, Alice Shields, BeBe Baron, Elaine Radique, and countless others achieved artistic success in the marginal field of experimental and electronic music.

Pauline Oliveros began her musical journey at the age of 9 when she began playing her mother's accordion. The long drones produced on the instrument, mixed with Oliveros' exposure to Zen, combined to create the meditative sound that is characteri…