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Spotlight – Dominic Razlaff / Convolution Reverb

An empty room, frozen in time. There’s no physical difference between past and present: only sound evolves, slow and unstoppable, revealing the image of an ethereal world we can’t fully comprehend. A reverb based on the mathematical process of convolution takes an "impulse response"(a sample from a real-world space) and[...]
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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

I used to play the drums in a rock band during my high school and college days, and in our rehearsal room there was a sign that said “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.” At that time I wasn’t worried about my creative side, as the carefree[...]
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Spotlight – Andrea Cecon

The protagonist of this week's Spotlight is Andrea Cecon: prolific poet, vice president of the Italian Haiku Association and author of the 1st and 100th assignments of the Haiku challenge (which you'll find below), Andrea offers his views on creativity, the power of traveling and the uniqueness of haiku poetry.[...]
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Spotlight – Scott Lawlor, grum~pe

Two excellent albums by member of Naviar's community were released recently: grum~pe's "The Locus of the Codes" and Scott Lawlor's "Show me the glint of Light" are extremely diverse albums a clear example of their creators' versatility and expertise. Grum~pe - The Locus of the Code The first thing that[...]
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Spotlight – Kashyapi

For this week's Spotlight, I asked a few questions about life and creativity to Kashyapi: poet, writer, meditation and Zen teacher, and author of some of the most beautiful poems featured on Naviar. How did your spiritual journey begin? Can I call it spiritual journey?   When it began, I didn’t[...]
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Spotlight – dUb n dUbr, Cities and Memory

A spotlight on two great albums that were released recently: On The dUbble, by dUb n dUbr  (a collaboration between Kees de Groot and Martin Hensel), and The Next Station, the latest compilation released by the music project Cities and Memory dUb n dUbr - On The dUbble Here’s how[...]
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Spotlight – Glenn Sogge

Glenn Sogge joined Naviar’s challenges only a few months ago, but his frequent contributions and collaborations make him one of the most active and vital supporters of Naviar Records. In this article you'll find links to his most recent releases and collaborative projects he's involved in. The Rashomon Perplex Last[...]
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Spotlight – Bassling

Jason Richardson aka Bassling is one of the most active participants in the Haiku challenge. Last week he posted his 40th Youtube video in response to Naviar's projects, so I thought it may be a good time to write about this multidisciplinary artist and member of Naviar's community. Music Below[...]
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Spotlight – Ikjoyce

Today we start our weekly music and poetry recommendations. Every Monday I’ll post a (very short) review of inspiring works I come across, with particular focus on works published by members of Naviar's community. Ian Joyce aka Ikjoyce is an ambient/electronic composer and one of the most active participants in[...]
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