2014 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award Submission Materials

Dear ASCAP Deems Taylor Adjudicator,

Welcome to SoundNotion.tv. We're a podcast network dedicated to talking about new music. We put together this video to help you get to know us a little better:

Below, you'll find some of what we think are the best shows we did in 2013, as well as our show notes to each episode. These notes not only serve as a succinct summary of our discussion topics, but they also serve to connect our audience to recordings and other resources to learn about the music we discuss on our shows.

Thanks for your consideration.

-David MacDonald


SoundNotion 136: Chicken and Egg Thing

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis joins the panel to discuss the woes of the Minnesota Orchestra, his recent resignation from the organization’s Composer Institute, some exciting upcoming commissions and the week’s news.
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Streamers and Punches 49: Breaking Bear

In this episode we interview composer Bear McCreary, talk about movies we’ve recently seen, look at new scoring assignments for composers Ryan Amon, Tyler Bates, and Alexander Desplat, and highlight recent film score releases.
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  • Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter talks about the final season.
  • This article discusses composer Ryan Amon and his score to Elysium.
  • Tyler Bates has been hired to score Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Alexander Desplat has been hired to score Godzilla.
  • Bill has been listening to music from Breaking Bad (Dave Porter), Elysium (Ryan Amon), Solomon Kane (Klaus Badelt), X-Men trilogy (Michael Kamen, John Ottman, John Powell), and The World’s End (Steven Price).
  • Kevin has been listening to The World’s End (Steven Price) and Shaun of the Dead (Dan Mudford and Pete Woodhead).
  • New CD releases: Poltergeist 2 (J Goldsmith), The Matrix Reloaded 2CD (Don Davis), Wyatt Earp 3CD (James N Howard), Star Trek Insurrection Expanded Collector’s Edition (J Goldsmith).
  • We interview Bear McCreary.
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SoundNotion 128: Up There

This week on SoundNotion, saxophonist and educator Tim McAllister joins the panel. He premieres a new saxophone concerto by John Adams with the Sydney Symphony on August 22. We discuss style, artistry and how a piece can rock even without slap tonguing.
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SoundNotion 122: Bespoke Merch

This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Josh Quillen and Eric Beach of the new music ensemble So Percussion. We discuss the value of bespoke merchandise, educating the next generation of musicians, and how “collaboration” either is or isn’t a good word.
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