February 23, 2009

Theory and Practicing

Reviewing the Manhattan Sinfonietta.
Boston Globe, February 24, 2009.

As soon as I came up with the phrase "mutable sonic orreries" I immediately began tinkering with the idea of starting a steampunk/psychedelica band so that could be the title of our first album. Then I ran the phrase through the Mac's built-in speech synthesizer a few times, and it sounded goofier every time. So I left it in. Sometimes I have a little too much fun at my job.


Anonymous said...

"Spurring" ain't bad either.

Yvonne said...

"Orreries" is the kind of word I love hearing Americans pronounce!

Matthew said...

Yvonne: With my midwestern accent, I sound pretty much like a pirate.