Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

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Free App Friday: the Open Goldberg Variations

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The Open Goldberg Variations App is one facet of the Open Goldberg Variations Project; a first-of-its-kind endeavor to produce a fully crowd sourced and fully free, professional music recording. These excellent recordings by Kimiko Ishizaka are however more that just free to download. These recordings are fully in the public domain under the Creative Commons Zero License, which allows gives everyone the right to “…copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission”.

“Watch and listen to Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a complete new recording played by Kimiko Ishizaka. See the sheet music as it is being played, and read about the Open Goldberg Variations project that created this beautiful work.” ~ developer’s description

The success of this project in 2012 led to another crowd source project to record Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, and will hopefully lead to future projects. If you appreciate this type of radical generosity, please give back by supporting future projects by Kimiko Ishizaka & Robert Douglass. One of the best ways to keep track of their projects is to “like” the Open Goldberg Variation of Facebook.
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About the Author:

Composer, Music Educator and Instructional Designer, Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

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