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Author Archives: nate
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by guitarist, composer and Accidental Music Festival program director Chris Belt. We discuss the origins of the festival, the problem with “indie classical” and this year’s headliners.
This week on SoundNotion, composer, fiddler and hacker Dan Trueman joins us to talk about his new project for prepared digital piano (you heard that right). Nostalgic Synchronic is a set of etudes for the instrument available now on New Amsterdam Records.
- Dan Trueman joins the panel.
- Learn about the prepared digital piano and download the software for yourself.
- ChucK – the music programming application that powers the piece
- Kadenze has a great online course about ChucK (and lots of other stuff!)
- Buy Dan Trueman’s new album Nostalgic Synchronic out now on New Amsterdam Records.
- And pick up Mikroetudes, the companion set of sheet music for the instrument by various composers.
- The NY Philharmonic gets a big donation to start the season.
- Happy Birthday to everyone.
In this episode we congratulate all of the Emmy winners, give a shout-out to the new scoring program at Eastman, chat details about the new Star Wars score release and behind the scenes, and share what we’ve been listening to.
- Jeff Beal wins an Emmy for his music for House of Cards.
- Jeff and Joan Beal donate $2 million to the Eastman School of Music to found Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media.
- Other Emmy winners:
- Bessie by Rachel Portman (for limited series, special, etc.)
- Transparent by Dustin O’Halloran (for best theme)
- Inside Amy Schumer by Kyle Dunnigan & Jim Roach (for music and lyrics)
- Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute by Greg Phillinganess (for music direction)
- The Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens soundtrack to be released on Friday, December 18th; the same day as the film.
- William Ross is credited as conductor on Star Wars VII (according to IMDB).
- Bill has been listening to the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Daniel Pemberton) and so has Kevin; Kevin also listened to No Escape (Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders)
- New CD Releases: The Secret of N.I.M.H. expanded (J Goldsmith).
This week on SoundNotion, we discusses a long lost Stravinsky work, the Bard training orchestra announces its first season, the Atlanta Symphony has a new leader, and Kenneth Kirschner of NewMusicBox ponders indeterminacy in the age of digital recordings.
This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses a new multi-cultural orchestra, this year’s New Music Gathering, the lack of staying power in contemporary opera, the ‘other’ piano brands, composers as part of the orchestra, and say farewell to Oliver Sacks.
- Contemporary opera has little staying power.
- Anne Midgette considers all the ‘other’ pianos.
- The Million Dollar Band and gender equality.
- Chineke! is Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians.
- New Music Gather has posted this year’s schedule.
- Making composers a part of the orchestra?
- We say goodbye to Oliver Sacks.