21 Jun 2016

Pitchfork: Downtown NYC legend Mikel Rouse reemerges with “Habibi Lossless”

Mikel Rouse isn’t an indie-world household name, though his veteran status is secure. His 1980s group Tirez Tirez opened for Talking Heads and released an album that was distributed by the label I.R.S. (circa R.E.M.’s Dead Letter Office). But Rouse never sounded like anyone else. His love for classical music’s minimalists was as obvious as […]

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03 Feb 2015

The Demo World Premiere: Stanford Bing Auditorium April 1-2, 2015

The Demo is a music theater work written by composer/performers Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill based on Douglas Engelbart’s historic 1968 demonstration of early computer technology. Engelbart’s 1968 demo rolled out virtually everything that would define modern computing; videoconferencing, hyperlinks, networked collaboration, digital text editing, and something called a “mouse.” The Demo re-imagines Engelbart’s historic […]

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19 Nov 2014

Mikel Rouse Completes Phase 3 of Deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive

On November 19, 2014 Mikel Rouse completed Phase 3 of a 4-Part Phase of deposits to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Works include digitized cassettes covering rehearsals and live recordings from 1980 to 1991, including performances by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, Tirez Tirez […]

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07 Nov 2014

Mikel Rouse Featured in Excelsior, Mexico’s Largest Newspaper

Lucha libre al ritmo de Mikel Rouse Quien está considerado como “el mejor compositor de su generación”, estuvo en México a la caza de sonidos (See Translation Below) LINK TO ARTICLE HERE 19/10/2014 00:06 Rosario Apple / Special CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 19 de octubre.- Mikel Rouse pasea por la Ciudad de México como cualquier turista […]

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17 Jul 2014

NewMusicBox: The Dangers of Secondhand Music

On July 15, 2014, NewMusicBox published an article by Mikel Rouse which reflects on the current state of environmental over-stimulation and the possible devaluing effects this aural onslaught has on our appreciation of music. Check it out here and join the conversation: THE DANGERS OF SECONDHAND MUSIC By Mikel Rouse on July 16, 2014 Like […]

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14 Jul 2014

Mikel Rouse Deposits Hundreds of Digitized Cassette Recordings

On July 15, 2014 Mikel Rouse deposited hundreds of digitized audio cassettes to the Mikel Rouse Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This deposit is part of Phase Two of a Four Phase plan for deposit. The digitized cassettes cover works and live recordings from 1974 to […]

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08 Apr 2014

‘Renaissance Man Rouse’ Releases New Single

“I always believed—because I’m not a snob—that the structures I was working on were interesting because they could be heard. Not because I could prove they were interesting through mathematics or something, but… where multiple metric combinations would come together and would actually feel like the kind of resolution that you normally get with harmonic [...]
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04 Feb 2014

The Demo Event at Krannert Center February 28, 2014

MIKEL ROUSE, CO-CREATOR, COMPOSER, AND PERFORMER BEN NEILL, CO-CREATOR, COMPOSER, AND PERFORMER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014, AT 7:30PM | COLWELL PLAYHOUSE Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill will present a work-in-progress performance/demonstration of their upcoming hybrid piece The Demo. Joining Rouse and Neill will be the creative team of Jeff Sugg, Jim Findley, Matthew Gandolfo and [...]
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30 Dec 2013

‘Dawn’, A New Single Available on iTunes & Bandcamp for 2014

Welcome to 2014. The new single Dawn (B/W Tears Of Joy) is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp just in time to ring in the New Year. The new single joins Ambulance Chaser and The Law Of Average as tracks from a soon to be announced 13 hour installation. More singles will become available through [...]
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