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Posts about my own studies, my work as an educator, or academia in general.

Heart! We Will Forget Him anthologized by Inside View Press

Sing Into Your Sixties… And Beyond! Soprano Sangeetha Rayapati has included my setting of Emily Dickinson’s Heart! We will forget him! for soprano and piano as part of her vocal pedagogy textbook recently made available by Inside View Press. Here

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Presentation at ATMI Conference in Richmond, VA on October 20

[issuu viewMode=singlePage width=550 height=425 embedBackground=%23940a03 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111021125403-86bc40a3a6d147668515bffa84a4aa02 name=atmi_presentation username=cbgriffin tag=atmi unit=px id=ba9b6ccf-c154-801a-d52a-d4d1f81ce8ba v=2] I gave an hour-long presentation at the 2011 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) yesterday in Richmond, Virginia. The title of my

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Back to America

I had to check out from making any posts here for a while, but for good reason. With about 4 weeks lead time, about 6 weeks ago I left Latvia to begin a new teaching position at Full Sail University,

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Functions, Objects & Arrays in Processing

As part of my exploration of the program Processing, I’ve been trying to work out the differences between Functions, Objects, and Arrays. In this first example, I made a car Function, where I can basically use one Function that describes

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Back to Processing

About 9 months ago, maybe more, I put up a couple of examples of early attempts to grapple with the graphics/animation program called Processing. I was originally trying to learn the program because I’m interested in the possibilities of marrying

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U.S. Embassy lecture tour on Rock music and American Culture

The American Embassy in Riga has invited me to lecture on the relationship between rock music and American culture as part of its annual Month of American Culture. During these lectures, I will discuss selected songs as a window to

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Generative Music – Part I – Tiction

One of the reasons you’ve been seeing posts from me lately about the graphic arts software programs Inkscape and Processing is because I’m in the planning stages of a multi-movement, electroacoustic, multi-media work that I will write for a flute

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My robot is now interactive. Come with me if you want to live.

I also figured out how to make this flying robot loop. This one, where you move the mouse moves the robot, and also changes his eye and tele-belly color. If you move the mouse fast enough, his antennae get wonky.

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Inkscape Practice

The Swedish and EU flags were made from the first two official Inkscape tutorials. I gave myself the Andy Warhol treatment following this tutorial. The chrome letter effect was made by following a video tutorial over at youtube. Tweet

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Solving an Inkscape Effect Problem with “Path to Pattern” on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I’m new to Inkscape and have been trying a small handful of tutorials I’ve found online. In the middle of a compass-making tutorial, while trying to use “Path to Pattern Effect”, I ran into the following wall: The fantastic lxml

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Instant Audio

Most pieces can be auditioned on their post pages. But you can sample some audio here.

Quick Bio

CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.