We are pleased to launch an ongoing series of podcasts that you can download here, listen to at yor leisure or bring along on your visits to SBMA. On this page you will find SBMA's podcast guide as well as information on what podcasting is, how the technology works, and how you can use it to enhance your Museum experience.
To learn more about how to use a podcast, click here.
Our podcast feeds are found below.
Exhibition Podcast: Classical piano compositions selected & played by Paul Caponigro
Paul Caponigro’s photographs are visual meditations on the fragments and traces of nature. They cause us to think about the passing of time and much like music, invite us to see that silence is as important as sound. A concert pianist before turning to photography, Caponigro remains a dedicated musician. In these recordings we have the opportunity to hear the artist at the piano as we contemplate his photographs.
The following performance was recorded in 2000 before a live audience. All pieces were selected and performed by Paul Caponigro.
Video RSS Feed (Paste into aggregator (iTunes, ipodder)
Exhibition Podcast: Lines in Black and White, a Musical Tribute to Oliver Gagliani
This original piece for solo violin (15 minutes in length) was commissioned by the Museum to celebrate the exhibition, Oliver Gagliani: Scores of Abstraction. Gagliani, trained as a concert violinist, had his dream of becoming a musician come to an abrupt end when he lost hearing in one ear during World War II. His photographic images are rich with melodic textures which are echoed in this brief composition.
Composer Alexis Alrich
Alexis Alrich writes vocal, chamber and orchestral music. Her piece Island of the Blue Dolphins was performed by the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2007. Recent pieces include orchestral portraits of endangered forests,Fragile Forests I: California Oaks and Fragile Forests II: Cambodia and songs with words by Cary Tennis, columnist at Salon.com. She has recently moved to Hong Kong with her husband Kenneth Howe and is exploring the musical scene there.
Violinist KatieWaltman Katie Waltman is a violinist originally from Salt Lake City,Utah. She has been playing since the age of three and is currently the concertmistress of the UCSB Symphony. Katie is completing a master's degree at UCSB where she studies with Yuval Yaron.
To Listen Download Lines in Black and White, on to an MP3 player or iPod.
Exhibition Podcast:SBMA Soundscape Santa Barbara Museum of Art teen interns’ irreverent guide to the SBMA collection.
Soundscape was created by the Museum’s teen interns under the direction of sound artists Bo Bell and August Black.
Eavesdrop on this irreverent, informal, free-wheeling conversation for an alternative stream-of-consciousness guide to the permanent collection. The tour begins near the elevators outside the Preston Morton Gallery, and continues in the adjoining Ridley-Tree Gallery.
An iPod is not necessary to play a podcast audio program; any MP3 player will work. Consult the instructions for your player to find out how to import new audio files.
What Is a Podcast?
Podcasting is a hybrid of the terms broadcasting and iPod. It is a relatively new method for distributing audio, video, and other media files over the Internet. A true podcast is distinct from other types of online media delivery because of its subscription model. Just as a reader subscribes to a magazine, a podcast is fed through a subscription "feed" whereby subscribers receive regular updates on the media files available for download from selected Web pages.
Aggregators and Feeds: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Podcast users subscribe to feeds using aggregators (also known as feed readers, feed aggregators, or news readers), which periodically check for and automatically download new content. Aggregators are software applications, Web pages, or services that have the ability to decipher RSS feeds, collecting all the syndicated content (images, headlines, media information, metadata) into one easy-to-find location.
An RSS feed is a document containing links to content. This content is delivered directly to a user’s computer or media player with the help of aggregator software. RSS feeds are commonly used to share headlines and links to news articles, but more recently they have gained popularity as a way to deliver images, audio (podcasts), and other media files.
How Do I Subscribe to an RSS Feed?
Install aggregator software that displays RSS feeds from the Web sites you select, enabling you to view hundreds of headlines and media downloads all at once. There are many free aggregators to choose from. Two options that work for Mac and PC users are: iTunes 4.9 iPodder
After installing the software program, you can add individual feeds manually from the Web site by clicking on the orange "Subscribe" or "RSS" button next to the feed. These buttons link to a page of XML code that directs the aggregator to available content. To subscribe to an RSS feed, copy and paste the URL for the page of code into your aggregator, or drag the URL of the RSS feed into your aggregator.
Use a Web-based news reader. Bloglines is a top-rated option. My Yahoo! users can add RSS feeds directly to their personal pages.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera, and Safari RSS can automatically pick up RSS feeds. For more details, visit their Web sites.