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SoundNotion 38: Ovation Inflation

This week the panel grooves on Steven Mackey’s It Is Time, how virtuosity can lead to a bland performance, music theory and helicopter shortages in college music programs and the best fake musicology papers Twitter can muster.


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SoundNotion 37: Coach Penderecki

The panel discusses the new Greenwood-Penderecki album, what you can’t do at arts venues, Kojiro Umezaki’s Cycles (what falls must rise), and more.


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SoundNotion 32: SoundNotion’s Porgy and Bess

Composer/scholar Chris Shultis joins the panel to discuss remaking a Gershwin classic, a super-sleuth in the age of opera 2.0, re-thinking the memoir, why doctoral degrees in music composition are dumb and his newest work for band.


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SoundNotion 24: Weak Metaphor

Topics include Rob Deemer’s book project, Jeremy Denk and David Lang talk baseball the value of originality (whatever that is), the future of (batonless) orchestras, a new book of graphic notation, new music-rowboat style, and American experimental music.


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SoundNotion 20: Shirtless Guitarist

Meerenai Shim joins the panel this week as we discuss political expression in classical music, the influence of video games on young composers, orchestra news from around the U.S., and more.


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  • In the New York Times, David Little wonders about political expression in classical music.
  • NewMusicBox’s Colin Holter thinks all music is political. We didn’t know that about ourselves.
  • Nico Muhly wrties that his creative process is informed by growing up with video games.
  • The Detroit Symphony’s concertmaster of 23 years leaves for Dallas, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s bankrupcy protection remains contentious, and Honolulu may be home to an orchestra again as soon as this fall. Meerenai wonders why we care about these stories.
  • David Smooke wonders about the virtue of keeping sketches around for posterity.
  • We chat with Meerenai about her recent and upcoming projects, including a great music video of a piece from her last album.


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