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Author Archives: nate
This week on SoundNotion, violinist, writer, singer, performer, and songwriter Ellen McSweeney joins the panel to discuss her new project, Artist’s Huddle. Also, Brooklyn Rider’s new cellist and the New York Phil says it’s pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den.”
- Ellen McSweeney
- Artist’s Huddle
- Artist’s Huddle podcast
- Artist’s Huddle blog
- Jaap van Zweden (pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den”) named music director for the New York Philharmonic.
- Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra LA to perform at Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
- Brooklyn Rider‘s new cellist is Michael Nicolas.
In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Per Bloland about composing an opera, virtual 8-stringed guitars, magnets (and how they make pianos work!), modernism, and your Norwegian grandmother’s spellbook. Plus news, and Ben explains Control Voltage.
This week on SoundNotion, Nadia Sirota joins the panel. We discuss her upcoming residency at Symphony Space, hosting Meet the Composer at WQXR, and baller traditions in the days of amplified viola.
Nerd Alert! We sit down with film music experts Bill Withem and Kevin Wilt to talk about the John Williams Star Wars music and how we as non-film composers relate.
In this very special episode, Ben and Nate talk with Curtis Roads about his music, granular synthesis, Ferraris, and his new book “Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic.” Plus, Max 7.1, SPLICE, and the 2 Minute Challenge.