Miscellany: More Projects
GladesBox was a project I worked on with Colby Leider and Doug Mann at the University of Miami in 2011. The goal was to create a soundscape recording device with the following criteria:
- It could record up to one year of continuous, high-quality audio.
- It could withstand harsh environments for long periods of time. Since we are in South Florida, the “harsh environment” was the Everglades.
- It could stream compressed audio to the Internet.
- It would be self-sufficient, requiring little or no maintenance once deployed.
- It would also gather environmental data that could synchronized with the audio.
The project was successful in some ways, less successful in other ways, but it was a ton of fun to work on! Here is a Prezi that provides a bit more information about the project.
Unbound was an improvisational group that was active for a couple of years. We had a very interesting mix of excellent performers with different backgrounds. Please visit the Unbound website for more info and a video.
Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
The tool also included an administrative section that allowed their information managers to configure the presentation of each dataset.
Dissatisfied with available music notation fonts, a few years ago I developed my own typeface called Zuleta Music for use with Finale music notation software. The goal of the typeface was to create glyphs with more personality than found in the Engraver and Maestro fonts but without the excesses of the Jazz font. (Those were the three included with Finale at the time.) Inspired by the amazing hand-notated scores of 20th-century composers like Ligeti and Crumb, I wanted to create a personal look for my scores without giving up the convenience of music notation software.
Unfortunately, the font no longer works with recent versions of Finale and I have not had the time (or energy?) to fix this problem. Maybe some day I will make it available online, along with examples and a more detailed discussion of the design goals. In the meantime, please view any of the scores on my Compositions page for examples in context. The characteristics of the typeface are especially noticeable in the clefs, rests, dynamic markings, and some symbols like the fermata. It obviously doesn’t come close to Crumb or Ligeti, but it does give the scores a subtle distinction I think.
- WeeJazz.com: Older website I did several years back for my friend and former bass teacher Eddie Edwards.