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SoundNotion 178: Learning Process Learning

This week on SoundNotion Dave, Sam, and Patrick talk the Kennedy Center Honors, Nonesuch Records at 50, the Metropolitan Opera layoffs, the benefits of learning an instrument and dangerous scourge of elderly cane wielding opera patrons.


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Streamers and Punches 61: Doctor Houdini

In this episode we look at film composer interviews with Broughton, Debney, and Beltrami, an award for Howard Shore, some upcoming concerts featuring Elfman and Shore, some new film score CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.


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  • Howard Shore to receive Maestro Award
  • Interviews on examiner.com with Bruce Broughton and Marco Beltrami
  • John Debney:
  • Recording has begun on JNH’s score for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
  • Danny Elfman to do a Halloween concert at the Nokia Theater, then Honda Theater.
  • The entire LOTR Trilogy will accompanied by a live orchestra/chorus at Lincoln Center. April 8-12, 2015.
  • Bill has been listening to: Tim’s Vermeer (Conrad Pope), Walking Dead S3 (Bear McCreary), Buck Rogers 2nd Season 4CD, Godzilla (A Desplat), X-Men DOFP (J Ottman), Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold)
  • Kevin has been listening to Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold) and Arrow (Blake Neely)
  • New Releases: The Lion King: Legacy Collection (will contain all of Zimmer’s score), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 2nd Season 4CD (Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson, Bruce Broughton, John Cacavas, Herbert Don Woods), Cocoon expansion/remastered (J Horner), Gorky Park (J Horner)
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SoundNotion 177: Microphonobia

This week, composer Scott Wheeler joins the panel to discuss his new opera “Naga,” his new album of orchestral music on BMOP/sound, Alex Ross’s quibbles with classical music streaming, the Proms’ quibbles over Birtwistle and labor issues in Atlanta.


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SoundNotion 176: Puckett’s Goldilocks Piece

This week the panel is joined by composer, educator Joel Puckett. He brought his Concerto Duo for flute and clarinet featuring Demarre and Anthony McGill with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Birtwistle gets snubbed and we celebrate a final premiere.


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All the Cool Parts 38: Clocks in Motion

Join Anthony and his guests, percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, as they discuss and listen to music from their brand new CD titled “Escape Velocity”. We discuss music by Marc Mellits, Herbert Brun, Filippo Santoro, John Jeffrey Gibbens and Charles Wuorinen. Check out one of the youngest and most dedicated percussion ensembles in the United States right now!

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