This week the panel grooves on Steven Mackey’s It Is Time, how virtuosity can lead to a bland performance, music theory and helicopter shortages in college music programs and the best fake musicology papers Twitter can muster.
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- “How Meta Can We Get? Ironic Self-Reflexivity in the Twitter Feeds of Classical Music Nerds” – Alex Ross. This and much more here – #FakeAMS
- Friend of the show David Smooke wants to know what you think about the role of music theory in 21st century music departments.
- Colin Holter discusses the connection between new modes of production and the new products that result as well as the severe helicopter shortage plaguing college music programs.
- The eighth blackbird blog ponders how hard music that sounds easy is harder to enjoy – WARNING CELLISTS – “…10ths are the new octave…”