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Figure 1: Mincer, John Richards, 2006.
Copyright © John Richards
01 e d i t o r's  n o t e
Nisar Keshvani
02 g u e s t  e d i t o r i a l
My Favorite Supplement: The Joy of the Gizmo
03 e s s a y s
LEA - LMJ 17 Special Essays
04 g a l l e r y
Multimedia Performances
05 c a l l  f o r  p a p e r s
LEA Open Call for Submissions
06 a n n o u n c e m e n t s
:: LMJ 17 and CD Table of Contents
:: LMJ 18 Forthcoming Issue

Editor in chief Nisar Keshvani announces the LEA - LMJ - My Favorite Supplement: The Joy of the Gizmo . In this installment, a sensational combo of words, sound and image arrive to celebrate gizmos of all makes and kinds (supplementing the last issue of Leonardo Music Journal).

This collection of essays features J. Anthony Allen (on virtuosity and longevity in electronic instrument design), J.R. Ferguson and Paul Bell (on the role of ambiguity in musical creativity), Jason Freeman (on Glimmer, a composition for chamber orchestra and audience participation), Simon Katan (on his use of “junk” instruments), Han-earl Park (on his work with the interactive, semi-autonomous, non-human musician “io”), Martin Parker (on his adaptation of an inexpensive gaming interface to a sound-making tool), John R. Richards (on the appropriation of found objects and do-it-yourself [DIY] electronics in creation of “the Mincer”), Paul Stapleton (on a new series of musical instruments and his approach to the instrument-performer relation in improv) and Mario van Horrick (on his fascination for acoustic feedback) .

For your listening pleasure, check out audio works by Han-earl Park and Mario van Horrik. Also in this issue, LEA presents an index of our 2007 authors plus a run-down of the contents of LMJ17 (My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo).

Happy reading, listening and viewing!

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