Welcome.

Thanks for visiting kenkantor.wordpress.com

I think it is safe to assume that the majority of people visiting this site know of me from my association with the audio business.  This career spans more than 35 years, and includes research, product design, writing and management, as well as the founding of several consumer brands.  My particular expertise falls under the heading of, “Loudspeakers and Acoustics,” although I have worked in almost all facets of modern audio technology.

However, there is another side to my life that I take very seriously. That is my creative work in music, writing and the visual arts.  Although I cannot claim to be a professional artist or musician, my work has been included in a number of exhibitions, festivals and publications worldwide over the years.  My Master’s degree from the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies is in, “Arts and Media Technology,” and I had a Post-Grad Fellowship there.  It remains interesting to me to study the intersection synergies between newly emerging arts and the technological landscape that exists and is evolving around them.

This site is very much a work in progress, with far to go.  My main intent is to share a sampling of my music and art, along with mementos of my career and personal life.  I plan to include some of my undeveloped ideas, silly sketches and midnight thoughts.  I certainly don’t expect that most of it will be of interest to many readers.  Still, these glimpses give a more honest and complete picture of my life and my personality, for what that is worth.

I hope that every reader can find at least one small thing that is useful or amusing within…. hidden amongst the mundane, the opinions and achievements, among failures and contradictions, regrettable decisions and insomniac reveries.  Oh, and thanks for having a look! I really couldn’t ask for more.

Sincerely,

 

-k

 

NOTE: Since the discontinuance of kenkantor.com, there are a number of document links here that are now dead. I’m working on restoring an equivalent library within WordPress.

Future Scrawl, Etown

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Audio Magazine, Speakers By Design, Part 1, 1988.

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Link to My Flickr Photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/136779452@N05/

Old Music #01

 

A late-70’s composition, here re-recorded in the mid-80’s.

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One of the first structured songs I wrote, late 70’s.

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Short excerpts of early tape and radio compositions, ca. 1980.

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london symphony

london coda


(Note: these recordings are taken from old and questionable cassette tapes. The fidelity is degraded.)

RAIN (Beatles Cover) Kantor Kirschmann Bassey

1990 Infidelity Interview re: NHT

In Politics. In Audio. On the Internet.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

– Isaac Asimov, Column in Newsweek (21 January 1980)

Radio Shack Store Closing List

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One Hour.

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Oldies.

Late 60’s to early 70’s.

Junior High School

&

High School.

 

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