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Tag Archives: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
This week, composer Scott Wheeler joins the panel to discuss his new opera “Naga,” his new album of orchestral music on BMOP/sound, Alex Ross’s quibbles with classical music streaming, the Proms’ quibbles over Birtwistle and labor issues in Atlanta.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by composer Scott Wheeler to discuss his new opera Naga co-commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera and Beth Morrison Projects (featured on SN 142, 24 Nov, 2013).
- The work is part the Ouroboros Trilogy of operas around the same characters and folk source material conceived by Charles and Cerise Lim Jacobs that includes the pulitzer-winning work Madame White Snake by Zhou Long plus Wheeler’s Naga and Gilgamesh by Paola Prestini. The completed trilogy will be premiered in a day-long event in 2016.
- Scott also has a new album of orchestral music out on the BMOP label. Crazy Weather is available now and it’s our Pick of the Week.
- Friend of the show Alex Ross has some quibbles with classical music streaming. The SN panel does as well. It’s called METADATA! Alan Pierson on the AWS blog and Bob Shingleton on On An Overgrown Path have some quibbles as well.
- Speaking of quibbles, the BBCdefends its snub of Harrison Birtwistle. We aren’t buying.
- Round three of the recently revamped New Music USA grants project proves that they aren’t afraid to roll with the punches and respond to their stakeholders. This year will feature more funding for smaller projects.
- AND – sigh – Labor issues in Atlanta. A lockout may be imminent – OOPS, scratch that – Atlanta musicians ARE locked out. Drew McManus will keep you up to date.
This week on SoundNotion, composer and microtone aficionado Mathew Rosenblum joins the panel. We discuss his new album Mobius Loop, recorded with The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet and percussionist Lisa Pegher.
- This week on SoundNotion, composer and microtone aficionado Mathew Rosenblum joins the panel.
- We discuss his new album Möbius Loop, recorded with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet and percussionist Lisa Pegher.
- Being a proud Pittsburgher, we cover Mathew’s co-directorship of Music on the Edge with Eric Moe (in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum) the Pittsburgh Symphony‘s “Year of Pittsburgh Composers” project and his work with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
- Want to catch free New York Philharmonic performances of Stockhausen‘s Gruppen and Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna by Boulez? Medici.tv has what you’re looking for.
- The YouTube Music Awards are today. One day they might get big enough to be on TV!
- The Louisville Orchestra robs the cradle, hiring music director Teddy Abrams, the youngest music director in the institution’s 76-year history.
- Marc Ostrow and ScoreStreet yield to pricing pressures with a new tiered pricing platform starting at $9.95/mo.
- The LGBTI community continues their pressure on Valery Gergiev over his pro-Putin stance with a protest speech before a London Symphony Orchestra performance.
- Friend of the show Alexandra Gardner ponders the achievability of electroacoustic music and what it means to the future of the canon.
- RIP rock icon Lou Reed, gone to the wild side.
This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by composer-educator-business mogul-cultural ambassador Anthony Paul De Ritis. He brings his concerto for DJ and orchestra and some opinions on the week’s news.
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- This week on SoundNotion composer – educator – business mogul – cultural ambassador – Anthony Paul De Ritis joins the panel with his concerto for DJ. Sounds pretty Spooky.
- ASCAP recognizes 24 orchestras for adventurous programming.
- 12 composers honoured with commissions to write for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Check here to not read anything about them.
- Is resistance futile? Universal Music Group wants to assimilate EMI. Help us Locutus!
- Ned McGowan‘s has a new iPad concerto. Give it a listen, wait 12 years, and then read this article.
- Want to map your musical tastes? This is the Last Chart you’ll ever need.
- This week the music world loses Dee Dee Ramone and Pete Cosey.