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Matt Griffin (MFA)

Matt Griffin (MFA)
Matt is a musician and composer from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada now living and working in Toronto. He got his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his work with Electricity is Magic, he is the Audio Curator for Chicago's LiveBox Gallery. Matt is our go-to "big picture" guy, for helping us understand where bagpipe fit into the greater world of sound and of music.

The Physics and Psychoacoustics of Sound - 4 [Vintage]

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In this final wrap up session Matt takes us through the art of tuning. Ever wondered what the heck harmonics are, and why tuning is so tricky? We go through this as well as the limits of our ears perception, sound masking, and many other topics. A great wrap up in this the final of the series of four.

The Physics and Psychoacoustics of Sound - 3 [Vintage]

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In session 3, Matt takes us on a journey to Swede Lake in Saskatchewan for some unique sound recording. "Under Living Skies" is an ongoing project to use the lake as an instrument. After identifing the resonant frequencies of the lake and assigning several pitches to those frequencies; Matt and others returned to the lake with instruments and speakers to play with the lake! Complete with recordings... this session starts to put the science and the music together.

The Physics and Psychoacoustics of Sound - 2 [Vintage]

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In session 2 we again take a look at the scientific side of sound. This week, we're going to take our mastery of the physics of sound and look at different tuning systems, how they came about, and what makes them unique. We'll talk about the difference between a tempered tuning system and a Pythagorean tuning system in Western Music, and we'll talk about a few different tuning systems from around the world (and even some alternate tuning systems developed in the 20th century by avant-garde composers.).

The Physics and Psychoacoustics of Sound - 1 [Vintage]

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The first in a four part series where Matthew Griffin takes us through just what is sound. To do this we first take a look at our ears and how we hear. Next up are the elements in the sound wave itself and how it interacts with our environment .We also discuss its physical properties, how it behaves, and how it's like a jumping rope. Also addressed is timbre, which is why a clarinet sounds different from an oboe, and why my voice sounds different from yours. A stunning journey into the scientific side of music!

Experimental & Electronic Music from 1970 to Today [Vintage]

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Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers Class Name: Experimental & Electronic Music from 1970 to Today Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)

From Blues to Hip-Hop: The Emergence Of American Popular Music [Vintage]

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Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers Class Name: From Blues to Hip-Hop: The Emergence Of American Popular Music Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)

Post-WWII Classical Music [Vintage]

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Course Name: Musi Class Name: Post-WWII Classical Music Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)

Early 20th Century Classical Music [Vintage]

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Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers Class Name: Early 20th Century Classical Music Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)

The Romantic Era and the Emergence of Modernism [Vintage]

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Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers Class Name: The Romantic Era and the Emergence of Modernism Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)