This week, the panel discusses the upcoming performance of Gruppen at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the success of New Music USA’s new grant system, the new Finale (2014), and how new music might take a note from Kanye West.
- The 2013 Musical America musician of the year awards include friend of the show Jeremy Denk, composer George Benjamin and ICE founder Claire Chase.
- The inaugural round of New Music USA‘s project grants are in and seem to be a huge success. They’re working to get the projects page up and ready for perusal.
- We discover that if you want a little Gruppen in your diet, the Park Avenue Armory isn’t the only game in town. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute stages Stockhausen’s massive work.
- Notation fanboys squeal with delight! MakeMusic releases Finale 2014 with some helpful new features.
- Nat Evans wonders on NewMusicBox if new music might take a note from Kanye West‘s massive multimedia stage show.
- Researcher Clifford Nass who studied how humans process the flood of electronic media in modern life, dies at 55.