Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses as well as coordinates the composition program. He holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Missouri Kansas City, the University of Louisville, and the University of Kansas.

Jay's music is primarily focused around instrumental chamber works as well as electroacoustic composition. His music has been recorded on the Capstone, Vox Novus, and Beauport Classical labels and is published by Unsafe Bull Music.

Jay is a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler.

Flint and steel

I'm at the Spark Festival. Hoo-ray. Gave my paper this morning on Negativland which, I think, went well. Nobody laid any smack upon me, which is a sure sign of acceptance.

All in all, it is what you would expect. Lots of Max/MSP being thrown around. There is even some music happening. I'll report more when I have more to report.

And I'm thinking about podcasting. Should I or shouldn't I? My idea to is create a short electronic work every week and put it up on a podcast. It would be a vehicle for exploration and experimentation with a constant deadline which would force creativity. Am I too busy for such a thing? That just makes it more appealing. Is there an audience for such a thing? That is the great thing about podcasting: It Doesn't Matter! I can pretend that people will be listening.

Heck, I could just pretend to make a podcast. Maybe I'll do that instead.