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The Sound of Songwriting: with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift

Caroline Polachek imagines each of her songs as if it was an excerpt from a film. Behind the music there is a fictional world...
Chris Castig
8 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Sam Beam of the…

We tend to speak of our lives in generalities, while in our mind, when we sit alone and reflect on the past, we tend...
Chris Castig
11 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Tim Kasher of Cursive…

Much like a lyrical Woody Allen, Tim Kasher doesn’t hide behind his neurosis, he celebrates it. Mature enough to recognize his own self-limitations as...
Chris Castig
7 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Courtney Taylor of the…

“Songwriting? That’s something that I don’t really know how to do.” Courtney Taylor felt that I ought to know this before we even began...
Chris Castig
6 min read

My Thesis is Finished! – University of Amsterdam New…

The final version of my MA Thesis is ready! Copy What Can’t Be Sold (and Sell What Can’t Be Copied): What Musicians Have Learned...
Chris Castig
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New Media Interview: The Silversun Pickups

This interview was published on The University of Amsterdam’s New Media blog in 2009. It is part of a collection of interviews on how the Internet...
Chris Castig
5 min read

New Media Interview: Pains of Being Pure at Heart

This interview was published on The University of Amsterdam’s New Media blog in 2009. It is part of a collection of interviews on how the Internet...
Chris Castig
4 min read

Anatomical Analytics

Anatomical Analytics is a project I developed while at University of Amsterdam. It got the attention of UC Santa Barbara and was awarded 3rd Prize in...
Chris Castig
3 min read

Alexander Galloway’s Protocol: An Argument Summary

In Protocol Alexander Galloway argues that the Internet is not the “free-for-all of information” that many people perceive it to be, rather it is...
Chris Castig
9 min read