At long last, composer and NewMusicBox founding editor Frank J. Oteri stops by to tell us the inception of NewMusicBox, its role in contemporary music, his own compositions, and the validity of the word “y’all.”
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- This week on SoundNotion, Frank J. Oteri tells the origin myth of NewMusicBox (long ago in the age of dial-up), shares his oratorio for George Maciunas, divides the octave into 36 parts for a rock band and finally gets a premiere Nurturing River (completed in 1982).
- Pandora says that letting them pay the same in royalties as terrestrial radio will give rise to the musician’s middle class. What do you think?
- In orchestra news (always with the orchestra news!) the CSO strike is over, but money is still a big issue and the LA Phil is ending its movie theatre broadcast program.
- The English National Opera puts the “O” in ENO with a new ad for its staging of Don Giovanni.
- In more opera news, James Levine (looking fit as a fiddle) is set to conduct three operas this season with The Met.