This week we plug our “Cage-Baiting” episode Jan. 20th with Daniel Asia, early samples from Tod Machover’s A Toronto Symphony, Opéra de Montréal streams a full day of work, Simon Rattle a free agent after 2018 and Eric Whitacre has beautiful hair (duh).
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- This week on SoundNotion we plug our “Cage-Baiting” episode coming up January 20th with Daniel Asia.
- Quebec tenor Marc Hervieux stages a “vocal cord strike” over Opéra de Montréal’s use of models in place of the actual cast in ads for its production of Die Fledermaus.
- Inspired by his daughter Amy, Stephen Hetherington has started a trust and sponsored a competition to develop one handed instruments. The winner will receive a Prix Ars Electronica.
- Simon Rattle will leave the Berlin Philharmonic for free-agency after 2018. I’m sure the Yankees will pick him up.
- The Minnesota Orchestra to ‘unlock’ themselves long enough for a special concert celebrating their Grammy nomination.
- Tod Machover’s A Toronto Symphony gets some early samples from Toronto school children using MIT Media Lab’s Hyperscore.
- The folks at twtrsymphony have a great idea on spreading the music. HEY COMPOSERS! Give them some better music to spread.
- Isaac Schankler at NewMusicBox has a review of The Orchestra, a great app for enjoying and learning about orchestral pieces.
- London’s Royal Opera House recently live streamed a full day at work. Get behind the scenes.
- Have you Reddit? Eric Whitacre has beautiful hair.