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This week we’re joined by composer, interdisciplinary collaborator and taco enthusiast Steven Snowden. He’s doing more cool stuff than we could talk about in an hour (so we took a bit longer). PLUS-Seattle gets a labor deal and Boston has a new conductor.
- This week, we’re joined by composer, interdisciplinary collaborator, and taco enthusiast Steven Snowden.
- He takes time out from his Fulbright work in Portugal to chat with the panel about his residency in Hong Kong, the Fast Forward Austin Music Festival, using blogs to organize new works, and riding his Harley with Gabriel Prokofiev.
- In orchestra news, Seattle avoids a work stoppage through 2015. Also, the Boston Symphony announces Andris Nelsons will replace James Levine as music director.
- In tech news: Google jumps into the stream with Google Play Music All Access (or All Access if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), Amazon’s desktop cloud player is small and cool (but still has crappy metadata for classical music), AND Rhapsody has vowed to fix crappy metadata for classical music.
- The music world says goodbye to American composer Harold Shapero (1920-2013).
We’re joined by music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. PLUS-Minnesota cancels season, Baltimore’s new duds, New Music USA’s new grant system and we say goodbye to Steve Martland.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by writer, musician, and music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. Oh, and she can’t wait to write about this concert.
- Cue the diminished chord! The Minnesota Orchestra cancels the remainder of their current season as labor issues persist. #FoTS Drew McManus doesn’t have high hopes.
- But not everyone is sad in Minnesota. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is back to work.
- Parsons The New School for Design has finished its project to revamp concert wear for the Baltimore Symphony (using students at Mannes College as models). Get a full rundown of the new duds here.
- New Music USA has overhauled its grant system; we think for the better. #FoTS Rob Deemer has some thoughts on this and similar moves in the UK by Sound and Music.
- Don’t take candy from strangers, unless that is, you want to promote American composers. Lucy Mann is still going strong at 92.
- This week, the music world says an unexpected goodbye to composer Steve Martland.
- PLUS – The SoundNotion crew is sure to impress with its entry for #ritenpr, part of NPR’s The Rite of Spring centennial celebration. Release your inner choreographer and give it a try.
In this episode we look at an article about changing trends in scoring superhero music, J.J. Abrams talks Williams scoring Star Wars, Zimmer’s Man of Steel music, we talk about summer movie scores, and look at new CD releases.
- Alan Silvestri hired to score RED 2.
- Variety article, by John Burlingame about the evolution of superhero music.
- Yes, it was Hanz Zimmer’s music in the third Man of Trailer.
- Listen to 60 seconds of each score track from Man of Steel expanded album.
- J.J. Abrams thinks John Williams will score Episode VII.
- Bill has been listening to Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Hemlock Grove (Nathan Barr), Evil Dead (Roque Baños)
- Kevin has been listening to Oblivion (Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese, M83), Iron Man 3: (Brian Tyler), 42 (Mark Isham)
- New CD releases: Speechless (Marc Shaiman), Bandelero (J Goldsmith), Willard (Shirley Walker), Firebirds (David Newman), Days of Wine & Roses (H Mancini), Five Days from Home (Bill Conti), Von Ryan’s Express/The Detective (J Goldsmith)
- Summer Movie Scores Part 1 – Oblivion, Iron Man 3
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer. He’s for the occasional cheeseburger when planning a new music meal. We suss the difference between entertainment and pandering.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer.
- This week at NewMusicBox, Rob wonders about the benefits of the occasional cheeseburger in your new music diet.
- The Minnesota Orchestra is in deep doo doo and losing players at an alarming rate. Vänskä has threatened to leave if the dispute is not settled soon.
- St. Paul is back to work, but nobody’s happy.
- Prince Fielder (he’s a baseball player) has gone mostly Mozart for his walk up music.
- In case you didn’t hear about it this week, Andrew Bott, the brave principal of a failing Massachusetts school, turned things around by firing the security guards and hiring art teachers.
- A never-recorded 1963 song text from Bob Dylan goes on sale. Got $50,000 laying around?
Back from the SEAMUS conference, composer Ben Fuhrman fills us in on all the goodies including plenty of new toys like eMotion!
- Composer Ben Fuhrman lets us in on all the cool stuff showcased at this year’s SEAMUS conference.
- Even though he doesn’t look a day over 55, John Corigliano is actually turning 75-and (Le) Poisson Rouge is celebrating!. Tune in to Q2 Music on Monday, April 29 at 8pm and listen to the live stream of the concert.
- The iTunes Store just turned 10 and it’s time to reflect. Has it all been for the betterment of music consumption?