This week on SoundNotion, teaching artist and composer Danny Clay joins the panel to discuss teaching kids composition with graphic notation and the obstacles this approach can overcome. Also, a piano is being put in Redwood Regional Park just for Danny.
- This week on SoundNotion, teaching artist and composer Danny Clay joins the panel to discuss teaching kids composition with graphic notation.
- Danny and his students are featured in our “pick of the week” with their collaborative effort “27 Overtures” using graphic scores beautifully realized by Friction Quartet.
- Responding to student concerns that these pieces aren’t “real music,” Danny launched Project Object [netlabel] wherein “real” composers create works using the students notations systems.
- Danny also has time to work on his own compositions. For his next performance, a grand piano will be moved to Redwood Regional Park for Sarah Cahill as part of the Art in Nature Festival.
- And this week, the music world says goodbye to legendary conductor Lorin Maazel, opera composer Seymour Barab and blues guitarist Johnny Winter.