Nate, Patrick, and Sam have the week off, but Dave is joined by Tim Rosenberg and Ben Fuhrman to discuss Ben’s music for performers with interactive computer, Arabic-jazz fusion, performers who compose, and the future of American orchestras (SOLVED!).
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- Patrick, Nate, and Sam are totally fired! (Okay, not really.)
- This week on SoundNotion, composer/mandolinist Ben Fuhrman stops by to talk about his new piece for cajón and computer, as well as an upcoming release from his Arabic-jazz fusion band Wisaal.
- Rob Deemer encourages performers to compose, but Dan Visconti wonders how bad anybody wants to do that to begin with.
- The Indianapolis and Seattle Symphonies have reached temporary agreements so they can start their seasons while continuing to negotiate for the long-term.
- Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his debut as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
- Orchestra Nova in San Diego is in a bad place after artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak resigns in the midst of a labor dispute.
- Bob Shingleton questions the value of composer anniversary celebrations (and poses a mystery) on his blog, On An Overgrown Path.