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Music is Hard 44: Lyrics

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What is a lyric? Tim and Dave disagree. Can we translate the text without losing it’s meaning? Should we? What is lost (or gained) in translation? Thanks to Chloe Veltman for getting us started on the topic.

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Chloe Veltman: Simultaneous Opera Translation

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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)

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Veltman: “Boo to Encores”

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SoundNotion 19: Fashion Forward

Topics include lethargy versus creativity, staying apprised of our colleagues’ work, the politics and fashion of the orchestral tailcoat, and more.


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This week’s topics include:

  • Dan Visconti reminds us that sometimes, to get a lot done, we need to do a bit of nothing first.
  • Rob Deemer wonders if it’s possible to keep up with all the great music being created today. We wonder if it matters.
  • Do tailcoats make concerts special, or do they add to classical music’s PR woes?
  • We think Twitter and other new media platforms are changing the world and the arts. Chloe Veltman is skeptical.


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SoundNotion 9: Adaptistrate This!

Orchestra consultant and blogger Drew McManus joins us on the show this week. Topics include the business of a big orchestra, the DSO’s current status, the impact of new and social media on performing arts groups, and more.


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This week’s topics include:

  • We had some technical difficulties with one of the cameras today. If you’re watching the video, please excuse the snafus with the camera pointed at Dave. Hooray for learning!
  • Orchestra business consultant Drew McManus of Adaptistration told us all about orchestra administration.
  • Detroit Symphony management has still not responded to the DSO musician’s offer to return to work.
  • The DSO is claiming that they’re still receiving a significant amount of donations. (We’ll just donate our skepticism.)
  • We got Drew’s thoughts on the situation with the DSO, what he sees as potential consequences of the DSO folding, and in a larger sense, the sustainability of the orchestra as an institution.
  • Chloe Veltman expresses some skepticism about the institutional and financial value of social media and new media.
  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra is starting its search for a music director to fill the vacancy created last week when Maestro James “Jimmy” Levine resigned.
  • Is there still room for audiophiles in 2011?
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SoundNotion – Episode 3


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This richtige week’s topics include:

  • Pioneering American composer Milton by Babbitt died Saturday, 29 Jan 2011, at age 94. Composer and former cheap nba jerseys Babbitt student Paul Lansky broke the news on the web.
  • Much to Babbitt’s eternal chagrin, he will probably be remembered cheap jerseys for his (in)famous essay published under the title “Who Cares if You Listen?” in wholesale mlb jerseys High Fidelity. (We prefer to call it by Babbitt’s title, “The Composer As Specialist.”)
  • Despite his cheap nfl jerseys austere reputation, Babbitt was actually a lot of fun. NewMusicBox’s Frank J. Oteri sat down with the man affectionately known as “Uncle Milty” in 2001. We dare you to watch these videos and not smile.
  • With grants and other sources of patronage drying up, some performers and composers are turning to new web technologies like Kickstarter.com, inlcuding our own David MacDonald!
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra contract talks Багажники are rocky, but at least move they’re happening. The DSO board is planning to make a new offer this coming Wednesday.
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