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Author Archives: nate
The founders of the Baltimore-based Symphony Number One join the panel to discuss their successful Kickstarter that will fund an ensemble devoted to a new direction in concert programming.
A controversy in Toronto and new notation software!
This week on SoundNotion Du Yun and Alex Weiser join with what to expect at the 2015 MATA Festival, taking place April 13-18 at The Kitchen in New York City. Plus, Dudamel signs on through the 21-22 season and a Charlie Parker opera in Philadelphia.
In this episode we cover a ton of recent news, interviews, awards, announcements, and upcoming scoring assignments. We discuss the new score released by Omni Music Publishing: Silverado, plus what we’ve been listening to lately.
- Awards: John Williams wins a Grammy for Book Thief, Desplat wins an Oscar, a Grammy, and BAFTA for Grand Budapest Hotel, and John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn for music and lyrics to the song Glory (from Selma), James Newton Howard to receive Max Steiner Award at 8th Annual Hollywood in Vienna; Elliot Goldenthal to receive ASCAP Founders Award.
- Interviews: interview with Zimmer, Jeff Beal NPR interview, Randy Newman being trouble for directors, Elfman 50 Shades of Gray video
- NPR discusses a score that’s ineligible to win an Oscar
- Avengers: Age of Ultron poster says “Music by Brian Tyler; Additional Music By Danny Elfman”
- Hans Zimmer to write all hero themes for BvS.
- Desplat to score Star Wars spinoff.
- Thomas Newman will score new Spielberg film Bridge of Spies instead of John Williams
- The Star Wars: Force Awakens score will record in Los Angeles and not London
- Silverado released from Omni Music Publishing
- Pacific Symphony premiered JNH Violin Concerto a few weeks ago.
- The Pittsburgh Pops announced a Howard Shore concert to close their 2015-16 season. June 24-26, 2016
- Randy Newman to perform with KC Symphony June 10th
- What We’ve Been Listening To:
- Bill: Flash, Arrow (Blake Neely), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead (Bear McCreary), House of Cards Season 3 (Jeff Beal)
- Kevin: Game of Thrones
In this episode, Keith Kothman stops by to talk about Ball State University, teaching, why Blackboard is evil, and composing for a hardware controller as an instrument. Ableton’s new book is discussed, and Ben attempts to explain Markov Chains.
- Our guest Keith Kothman stops by to talk about Ball State University, teaching, why Blackboard is evil, and composing for a hardware controller as an instrument.
- We also discuss some of his pieces for laptop: [un]wired fantasies, Thrown Glass, and Bent Metal
- IK Multimedia has released the iRig 2 for your iPod/Phone/Pad/Mac.
- Ableton has released their first book: Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, by Dennis DeSantis.
- Synthopia has a great write up of audiomux and midimux.
- In this month’s 2-minute challenge, Ben explains the Markov Chain.