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Music is Hard 56: Compliments

This week:
As musicians, we both love and loathe going to performances by our friends and colleagues. What do you say to performers and composers after a performance? How do you take compliments and criticism from your audience?

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Music is Hard 48: Repeat Performances

This week:
All too often, composers spend months (years?) writing a new work, performers spend months (years?) preparing them, all for only one performance? Why do we have this problem? What can we do to help new works receive subsequent performances?

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Music is Hard 47: Repeat Attendance

This week:
This week, we’re inspired by the always brilliant David Smooke’s NewMusicBox piece “Repeat Attendance.” How do we balance the value of newness and novelty with the seemingly inherent appeal of the familiar?

Link:
David Smooke: “Repeat Attendance”

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Music is Hard 45: Audience Rot

This week:
Tim and Dave respond to Kurt Ellenberger’s piece published on the Huffington Post. Ellenberger thinks that education has failed to create new audiences for jazz and classical music, and therefore it doesn’t (or won’t) work. Tim and Dave disagree (with Ellenberger and each other).

Link:
Kurt Ellenberger: “The Audience and the Educator: A Study in Blue”

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Music is Hard 42: Encore

This week:
Chloe Veltman got us thinking about the nature of the encore. Why do people give encores? What is the value to the audience? What does it take to get a standing ovation? (hint: not much)

Link:
Veltman: “Boo to Encores”

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