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SoundNotion 183: Hypothetical Steve Doocy

This week on SoundNotion, the panel struggles with the pain of being snubbed by Cecilia Bartoli. Plus: SoundCloud is struggling, YouTube Content ID pays out 1 billion since 2007, Alex Ross ponders the ‘Beethoven singularity’ and yMusic has a new album.


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Streamers and Punches 62: Royalty-free Tenenbaums

In this episode we look at when Williams will start scoring the new Star Wars film, Back to the Future full score, and we interview composer Kevin MacLeod and filmmaker Ryan Camarda about their documentary Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod.


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Patch In 12: Bombarded in the Dark

In this episode, Tim Reed joins Ben and Nate in a discussion on the importance of balancing work and life, festival programming decisions, and if it’s really “tape music” anymore. Also, Avid’s new license model, and Nate explains FM synthesis.


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SoundNotion 182: Really (Really) Long Music

This week on SoundNotion, Avant Media founder and artistic director Randy Gibson discusses cross-discipline works, the Avant Music Festival, Avant Media’s new monthly series Tangents, his upcoming premiere, and really (“really”) long music.


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SoundNotion 181: Not a Michael Jackson Glove

Trumpeter and composer Brian Groder explores the realm between jazz and contemporary classical music and gives us insight on the nature of improvisation.


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  • Trumpeter and composer Brian Groder explores the realm between jazz and contemporary classical music and gives us insight on the nature of improvisation.
  • Brian’s frequent collaborator Tonino Miano is working on a book of atonal piano technique we’re looking forward to.
  • Protesters visit the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and hold a demonstration tied the events surrounding the killing of Michael Brown. The audio of the event that Alex Ross posted from the radio broadcast is well worth your three minutes.
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s CEO, Stanley Romanstein, resigns amid a tumultuous lockout.
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