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SoundNotion 197: Leave SafeSearch On

This week on SoundNotion, we have our interview with Alarm Will Sound artistic director Alan Pierson. AWS kicked off their collaborative project Alarm System with ‘avant-groove’ trio Medeski Martin and Wood. Plus: Simon Rattle, David Geffen and Nazis.

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SoundNotion 196: Central Park Shepherd

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by composer Michael Gordon. The third installment of his City Symphonies, *El Sol Caliente* was premiered with the New World Symphony in January and *Michael Gordon + Bach* is at the Miller Theatre Match 12th.

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SN 177 Replay

This week, we replay our September 2014 interview with composer Scott Wheeler. We discuss writing for voice, and the trials and tribulations of microphones.

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SoundNotion 195: Big Long Umm

The New York Philharmonic is looking for a new music director, the Grammys are in, the American Composers Forum announces its 2015 _Champrions of New Music_ awards, and the Minnesota Orchestra is going to Cuba (via Germany for some reason).

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SoundNotion 194: Double-A Conductorball

This week: NEA gets a raise, Alan Gilbert announces his plans to step down, MMW jams with AWS, US Copyright Office suggests big changes to music licensing, and more.

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