David Smooke joins the panel to discuss the John Cage Memorial Random Composer Award, his provocative NewMusicBox article on The Audience, and his piece, Empty Every Night.
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- Patrick is going to win the John Cage Memorial Random Composer Award. He’s feeling lucky.
- David Smooke tells us about The Audience and why composers shouldn’t try to appease it.
- The Seattle Symphony is starting a program that will let one paying adult bring two children to any of their 53 Masterworks concerts for free. Get ‘em while they’re young!
- Kyle Gann thinks minimalism is still getting a bad rap from academia. Will he find a place to host the Society for Minimalist Music conference? Yeah—if he reads the comments on his article.
- We all think concert streaming should be more prevalent, but are the operating costs too high to provide for a cheap fee?