This week on SoundNotion, the panel struggles with the pain of being snubbed by Cecilia Bartoli. Plus: SoundCloud is struggling, YouTube Content ID pays out 1 billion since 2007, Alex Ross ponders the ‘Beethoven singularity’ and yMusic has a new album.
Her new album, Cecilia Bartoli・St Petersburg draws on long ignored scores from the Mariinsky Archives in St Petersburg. (Note to self: Visit the Mariinsky Archives and hide my vocal scores in with the other ignored composers.)
In this episode we look at when Williams will start scoring the new Star Wars film, Back to the Future full score, and we interview composer Kevin MacLeod and filmmaker Ryan Camarda about their documentary Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod.
Bill’s Been Listening To: The Lego Movie (Mark Mothersbaugh), Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat), The Walking Dead Season 4 (B McCreary), Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (Robert Rodriquez and Carl Thiel)
Kevin’s Been Listening To: Gotham (Graeme Revell)
New Releases: BTAS Volume 3 (Shirley Walker), “John Williams’s Film Music” by Emilio Audissino (book), Back to the Future score by Omni Music Publishing
In this episode, Tim Reed joins Ben and Nate in a discussion on the importance of balancing work and life, festival programming decisions, and if it’s really “tape music” anymore. Also, Avid’s new license model, and Nate explains FM synthesis.
And some sad news – UC Berkeley Center for New Media and Audio Technologies founder David Wessel has died. He was an important innovator in the field, pioneering a number of innovations in real-time computer music, and will be missed.
This week on SoundNotion, Avant Media founder and artistic director Randy Gibson discusses cross-discipline works, the Avant Music Festival, Avant Media’s new monthly series Tangents, his upcoming premiere, and really (“really”) long music.
If you’re in the Colorado area don’t miss friend of the show R. Andrew Lee performing Randy’s work The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield at the Atlas Institute.
Trumpeter and composer Brian Groder explores the realm between jazz and contemporary classical music and gives us insight on the nature of improvisation.
Brian’s frequent collaborator Tonino Miano is working on a book of atonal piano technique we’re looking forward to.
Protesters visit the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and hold a demonstration tied the events surrounding the killing of Michael Brown. The audio of the event that Alex Ross posted from the radio broadcast is well worth your three minutes.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s CEO, Stanley Romanstein, resigns amid a tumultuous lockout.