I've just launched my first open source software project, which is a sight reading game called Lightspeed. If you're running Windows and you think you're a pretty good sight reader (or you want to get better), check out this new game and let me know what you think!
Lightspeed, the Sight Reading Game
Occasional Q4 collaborator Joanna Mohammed did a great project with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Kelser for the MuchMusic "Coca Cola Covers" contest. Pretty fabulous, check it out!
Jeremy and I have signed up for Introduction to Improvisation which is an online course offered by Coursera. There are a couple of amazing things about this:
- It's free.
- They actually collect and grade assignments.
- It's taught by none other than the legendary Gary Burton.
I mean, I watched some lectures on the French Revolution on Khan Academy and thought that was pretty cool, but this is fantastic. Once the course starts in April I'll post about what it's like.
To everybody who's been asking, our second album is coming along slowly what with various side projects, childbirths, PhDs and nuclear accidents. We've got five or so new tunes together that are sounding quite nice, so still a ways to go before we start cutting an LP. We're hoping to sneak in a few shows this spring/summer so if you get a chance you can come out and hear the new sounds!
Here's something unrelated because Cedar Walton is awesome.