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Tag Archives: American Composers Forum
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.
- NEA – Might get a 2 million dollar raise.
- Alan Gilbert – Stepping down in 2017. #nowhiring
- MMW with AWS – Alarm System ensues.
- American Composers Forum – 2015 National Composition Contest winners.
- US Copyright Office – 245 pages of suggestions on music licensing.
This week, the American Composers Forum’s Vice President of Programs, Craig Carnahan, discusses the ACF’s 40th anniversary celebrations and the National Composer Night Out.
- Craig Carnahan, Vice President of Programs at the American Composers Forum, joins the panel. It’s the ACF’s 40th Anniversary! (And there is a National Composer Night Out on May 14, 2015.)
- The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute is back! Its 12th incarnation just took place and Craig tells us it was INCREDIBLE. Get ready for next year.
- Spring for Music is being reborn as Shift: A Festival of American Orchestras, taking place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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.
- David MacDonald
- Sam Merciers
- Patrick Gullo
- ACF Finalists
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by the 2014 American Composers Forum Composition Contest finalists Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew, and Kristina Warren.
- Here’s Todd’s Quartz Cantabile in action.
- We listen to their music and discuss the process of writing for So Percussion.
- discussing a spend of indeterminacy time also we quite bit
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by conductor Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant. We discuss her busy conducting schedule on both sides of the pond and she helps us parse the recent asinine statements of Vasily Petrenko and others about female conductors.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by conductor and arranger Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.
- We discuss her busy conducting and teaching schedule on both sides of the pond.
- She also helps us parse the recent asinine statements of Vasily Petrenko, Bruno Mantovani and others about female conductors.
- While this may come as a surprise to Petrenko and Mantovani, Jessica Duchen points out that there are more female conductors out there that you might think, including some rising stars in the field.
- Don’t take our word about the draconian nature of Petrenko and Mantovani’s statements. Alex Ross and others had some opinions as well.
- Verena says we should see what Kristin Kuster has to say about the state of gender affairs as well.
- Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year. The first time an opera singer has taken on the task.
- The annual Kurt Weill Festival is featuring a Twitter based outreach project for the 2014 installment. Tweetfonie will allow you to compose a melody that will be arranged and premiered on March 3rd at the Bauhaus.
- Congrats to the winners of the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest: Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew and Kristina Warren.
NewMusicBox’s Molly Sheridan joins us to discuss the American Music Center-Meet the Composer merger. We also discuss the latest from the DSO, the RIAA’s suit against Limewire, and Rob Deemer’s article about architects and chefs.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- The Detroit Symphony musicians and management return to face-to-face negotiations for the first time since February.
- The Syracuse Symphony calls it quits.
- Molly Sheridan, managing editor of NewMusicBox, tells us all about the proposed merger between the American Music Center and Meet The Composer into New Music USA.
- The RIAA seems to think that Limewire owes them more money that probably exists in the world.
- NewMusicBox’s Rob Deemer talks about composers as chefs and architects.
Pick of the week:
- This week: Symphony No. 2 (1957) by Michael Tippett – Amazon MP3 – iTunes
- Next week: Like Dusted Sparks, timpani concerto (2008) by Ken Ueno – iTunes
Bonus pick (recommended by the composer): On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis: On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis, vocal concerto (2010) by Ken Ueno – Amazon MP3 – iTunes