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Tag Archives: Alex Shapiro
This week on SoundNotion, we ponder questions for the ages. What does it mean to be a music entrepreneur (or is there such a thing)? What do you say when people ask you what kind of music you compose? Have a question about music that you’re afraid to ask?
- This week on SoundNotion, we ponder questions for the ages. What is a music entrepreneur (ICE CEO and artistic director Claire Chase should know)? Is there such a thing (R. Andrew Lee says no. Alex Shapiro says yes.)? Has it always been a thing and now we’re just giving it a name (Dave says yes)? Want to hear more from Andrew or Alex. They’ve both been on the show.
- And speaking of giving something a name, Dean C. Minderman at NewMusicBox wants to know what you tell someone who asks what kind of music you perform or composer? Hmmm… new, modern, concert, art, experimental, new classical, post classical, alt classical, indie classical, contemporary classical, avant garde, serious music…
- Ellen McSweeney wants to know, ever have a question about music that you were afraid to ask? Her NewMusicBox series Matters of the Art is for you.
- On SoundNotion 152, we featured all four finalists the the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. The votes are in and Todd Lerew wins with his work for So Percussion flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof.
- Chicago based music critic Lawrence A. Johnson wants to hear more American music being performed, so he decided to do something about it. The American Music Project will support this goal with commissions and grants for performances.
- The music world bids farewell to Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014).
This week the panel is joined by composer, speaker, essayist, activist and naturalist photo-blogger Alex Shapiro from remote San Juan Island where she stays connected without getting stuck on the 405. Oh, and we fix all the technology and gender stuff.
- This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by composer, speaker, essayist, activist and naturalist photo-blogger Alex Shapiro.
- She joins us from remote San Juan Island where she’s been staying connected without the traffic.
- She unpacks the nuances of “women” and “some women” for us as we consider Ellen McSweeney‘s survey of why more women in new music don’t “Lean In“. #FoTS Alex Gardner has some thoughts as well.
- The music world says goodbye to Bud Herseth (1921-2013).
- Special thanks to pinch panelist and #FoTS Sarah Summar.
This week on SoundNotion, trouble in San Francisco (#AlfidiSucks), altruism via Google Hangout, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3, Alex Shapiro stays connected while getting away, Steinway’s showroom sold to a condo developer PLUS-Metal’s top ten voices.
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- This week on SoundNotion, there’s still trouble with the San Francisco Symphony and the business community has some moderately uninformed thoughts (#AlfidiSucks).
- The Mondavi Center embraces the altruism of outreach with Google hangouts.
- Eric Whitacre adds Skype to his newest Virtual Choir because by using Skype he adds …..?
- Composer (and future SN guest) Alex Shapiro has some thoughts on staying connected while getting away. PS – Catch a live stream of Alex’s music Friday, April 12, 7:30pm – IMMERSION, an electroacoustic symphony for winds and percussion.
- Steinway sells its historic West 57th St. showroom to condo developers.
- The music worlds says goodbye to influential record producer Phil Ramone and rock magazine pioneer Paul Williams.
- The paper of record lists the top ten voices in metal.