SoundNotion is a weekly podcast focusing on the discussion of new music and current events in the art music world. Giving a voice to contemporary music, our panel comprises composers and performers who actively promote new compositions and approaches to performance. Join us each week as we discuss news in the professional orchestra world, art music’s influence today, recent compositions, commissions, and performances and much more. Subscribe using the links below and never miss an episode.

SoundNotion 153: Bespoke Hole-filler

This week on SoundNotion, pianist Benjamin Hochman fills us in on his March 10 Theme and Variations recital at SubCulture, featuring a new work by Tamar Muskal. PLUS: New Music USA grants, Sibelius 7.5 and “the absence of Met income in the fall…”
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SoundNotion 152: A Cage of Finalists

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by the 2014 American Composers Forum Composition Contest Finalists Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew, Kristina Warren. We listen to their music and discuss the process of writing for So Percussion.
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SoundNotion 151: Supply-Side Composition

This week on SoundNotion we discuss Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain, the potential death knell for physical media, Osmo Vanska’s line in the sand, Obama’s new nominee to chair the NEA and Amazon’s symphony soap opera Mozart in the Jungle.
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CORRECTION: In the episode, we erroneously gave the impression that you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to watch the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle. Blair Tindall, author of the book on which the show is based, let us know that this is not the case. Anybody can watch without being a Prime member. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for setting us straight, Blair. Hooray free things!

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SoundNotion 150: Not-Quite-Composer

This week, the SoundNotion panel tackles fake deafness and composerly fraud, Renée Fleming at the Super Bowl, the new Beats Music streaming service, and more.
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SoundNotion 149: Tchaikovsky’s X and Y

This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf. We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” what a “Theatrical Concert” is and the not death classical music.
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