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This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by PROTOTYPE Festival artistic director Kristin Marting. PROTOTYPE is an annual festival presenting new opera-theatre and music-theatre works by contemporary artists from New York City and around the world.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by PROTOTYPE Festival artistic director Kristin Marting.
- PROTOTYPE is a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, presenting multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre work happening January 8th – 19th, 2014.
- The festival presents both complete performances and works-in-progress in partnerships with local arts venues.
- Moby has has released his 11th studio album, Innocents. You can download all the individual tracks and remix at will.
- Leonardo da Vinci was an accomplished painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer, and it turns out, bowed piano craftsman.
- How do you get Bon Jovi‘s hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” back on the Billboard Hot 100 list after 25 years? With YouTube and some sweet dance moves.
- CORRECTION – On this episode, Dave is discussing a NewMusicBox piece addressing theatricality in new music, and Sam said the piece was by Isaac Schankler. WRONG. The piece was by Nat Evans, published on November 6, 2013. Sorry, Nat.
This week on SoundNotion, pianist Aleck Karis joins us from San Diego. His new album of works by Webern, Wolpe, and Feldman is out in December. Other topics include the IMSLP scare (Deemer!), German orchestra issues, and Caroline Shaw’s “Partita” remixes.
- This week on SoundNotion, pianist and educator Aleck Karis joins us from San Diego.
- His new album, Webern, Wolpe and Feldman is out on Bridge Records in December, and he’s playing the entire album live on December 8th in New York.
- The classical music world erupts in horror over false rumors that IMSLP was shutting down. We have no proof, but we’re positive that it was all #FoTS Rob Deemer‘s fault.
- Austerity in Germany threatens to “merge” the adventurous Southwest Radio Orchestra in Baden-Baden with its more conservative neighbor in Stuttgart (YAY – More overtures!!). An impassioned op-ed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung signed by 160 maestros and an open letter signed by 148 composers seek to stop the merger.
- Caroline Shaw‘s Pulitzer Prize winning Partita for 8 Voices (performed by Roomful of Teeth)is being remixed as part of New Amsterdam Records‘ yearly fundraiser in partnership with Q2 Music. This week’s remix is by Lorna Dune.
- The music world bids farewell to John Tavener with a final premiere.
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.
In this episode we look at a ton of recent interviews, many involving Christopher Drake and Hans Zimmer. We also check out some recent CD releases, and talk about what we’ve been listening to.
- Here is a preview for the score for Batman: Arkham Origins, and an interview with composer Christopher Drake.
- Interview with Cliff Martinez about his score to Only God Forgives.
- Steven Price talks about his score to Gravity.
- Hans Zimmer section: he is on the fence about new Superman/Batman score, he will score Spider-Man 2 (talks here), which he is also assembling a super group for the score. Also, “Is Hans Zimmer Repeating Himself,” was recently asked.
- There was recently a concert of new piano works by film composers.
- The new end credits song for Hobbit sequel released.
- Listen to Brian Tyler’s score to Thor: The Dark World.
- Review of Danny Elfman’s “Tim Burton” concert.
- Who will write the themes for the two new Star Wars TV series?
- 42-track Arrested Development album to be released.