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SoundNotion 23: Podcasting is Hard

Topics include additions to the SoundNotion network, Alan Pierson’s open letter to mayor Bloomberg, David Smooke’s “nonopera”, NPR’s top 25 classical albums of the year, and the travails of an audio snob in the time of compression.


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[CORRECTION]: At around 8:40 in this episode, we incorrectly state that the Brooklyn Philharmonic had lost its non-profit status. It was, in fact, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, a local community orchestra, who had lost non-profit status by failing to file certain paperwork with the IRS. We regret the error and apologize for the confusion. Thanks to Steve Doyle for catching us!


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SoundNotion 14: Really Great Hair

Topics include the Brazilian Symphony concert walkout, the rebirth of a Honolulu orchestra, Eric Whitacre’s YouTube choir, music volume wars, new-music in musicology, and more.


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  • Outrageous video of the Brazilian Symphony walking out on Maestro Roberto Minczuk.
  • The venerable Philadelphia Orchestra will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • In Honolulu, things appear to be turning around for the orchestra.
  • Eric Whitacre (and his fabulous hair) conducts the second YouTube virtual choir. (Sam and Dave think this guy’s YouTube project is a bit more creative.)
  • NewMusicBox’s David Smooke questions the standard audio compression techniques used by the recording industry.
  • Rob Deemer wonders why musicologists don’t spend more time on new-music.
  • Adaptistration’s Drew McManus wants to help you get the job of your dreams…if you dream about working in arts administration.


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