Welcome to mikehiegemann.com, the site that is going to be associated with the blog named ƒeedback. The content of this site will be highly heterogeneous. Although it may seem that mainly those topics will be discussed or written about that are somewhat related to music or music technology, this won’t be the case at any given opportunity.
To keep things organized, there are going to be three categories the single entries are going to correspond with. All of those categories appear in the title “ƒeedback” itself: ƒ, dB, and feedback.
- ƒ is related to everything visual, whether it’d be photographs or video uploads.
- dB is related to everything that makes a sound, which in most cases will be musical.
- feedback is related to any kind of response, be it connected to the aforementioned topics or something completely different like theoretical questions, daily political events, brainstorms, or cookie recipes.
While the blog part of this site will slowly evolve, there are basically only three sections that are fixed (beyond the typical menu ingredients): Paul Dither, Sound Design, and a site that lists my German translations of DSI manuals (DSI Handbuch Übersetzungen). Although these sites will be updated continuously, they are independent of the blog. They provide you with bundled information about Paul Dither’s music and available sound sets for synthesizers.
Mike Hiegemann is a writer, literature and theatre scholar, teacher, composer, sound designer, and producer. He studied at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. The multi-instrumentalist has been involved in various theatre productions and music projects. He also works as a translator for Dave Smith Instruments. Beyond his artistic and music technological involvement, he organized conferences on cultural topographies and theatrical transformations. In his dissertation he is examining how the writings of Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and Einar Schleef can be regarded as mutations of the spatial shifts that took place in the 20th century, and how each corresponds to the experience of uncanniness created by means of land surveying. He lived in Germany and the United States.