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Tag Archives: Ellen McSweeney
This week on SoundNotion, violinist, writer, singer, performer, and songwriter Ellen McSweeney joins the panel to discuss her new project, Artist’s Huddle. Also, Brooklyn Rider’s new cellist and the New York Phil says it’s pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den.”
- Ellen McSweeney
- Artist’s Huddle
- Artist’s Huddle podcast
- Artist’s Huddle blog
- Jaap van Zweden (pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den”) named music director for the New York Philharmonic.
- Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra LA to perform at Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
- Brooklyn Rider‘s new cellist is Michael Nicolas.
This week on SoundNotion, we ponder questions for the ages. What does it mean to be a music entrepreneur (or is there such a thing)? What do you say when people ask you what kind of music you compose? Have a question about music that you’re afraid to ask?
- This week on SoundNotion, we ponder questions for the ages. What is a music entrepreneur (ICE CEO and artistic director Claire Chase should know)? Is there such a thing (R. Andrew Lee says no. Alex Shapiro says yes.)? Has it always been a thing and now we’re just giving it a name (Dave says yes)? Want to hear more from Andrew or Alex. They’ve both been on the show.
- And speaking of giving something a name, Dean C. Minderman at NewMusicBox wants to know what you tell someone who asks what kind of music you perform or composer? Hmmm… new, modern, concert, art, experimental, new classical, post classical, alt classical, indie classical, contemporary classical, avant garde, serious music…
- Ellen McSweeney wants to know, ever have a question about music that you were afraid to ask? Her NewMusicBox series Matters of the Art is for you.
- On SoundNotion 152, we featured all four finalists the the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest. The votes are in and Todd Lerew wins with his work for So Percussion flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof.
- Chicago based music critic Lawrence A. Johnson wants to hear more American music being performed, so he decided to do something about it. The American Music Project will support this goal with commissions and grants for performances.
- The music world bids farewell to Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014).
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper. She’s writing for and performing in interesting places and adventurous mediums. PLUS:Ellen McSweeney of NMBx is all about the Benjamins.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer, core Wet Ink Ensemble member and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper.
- Her newest opera I Was Here I Was I,written for Alarm Will Sound with librettist Nigel Maister premiered on May 20th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Temple of Dendur.
- Catch another of her operas Here Be Sirens with Morningside Opera and Dixon Place this September 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th.
- She’s also a featured composer a this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music if you’re in the Boston area July 17-21.
- In music news this week, Ellen McSweeney at NewMusicBox has elicited some strong responses with her newest blog post. It’s all about the Benjamins and a Beethoven festival (and respect).
- WQXR’s great new show Meet the Composer launched with 2014 Pulitzer winner John Luther Adams.
- And the music world says goodbye to Bobby Womack who penned the Rolling Stones first number one hit, Carole King’s hit making lyricist Gerry Goffin and legend of the top 40 Casey Kasem.
This week on SoundNotion, violinist, Parlour Tapes+ co-founder, NewMusicBox editor and new music entrepreneur Ellen McSweeney joins the panel. We cover the Chicago new music scene, non-specialist collaboration and “high risk” concerts at Parlour Tapes+.
- This week on SoundNotion, violinist, Parlour Tapes+ co-founder, NewMusicBox editor, and new music entrepreneur Ellen McSweeney joins the panel.
- We cover the Chicago new music scene, non-specialist collaborations, and the “high risk” concerts put on by Parlour Tapes+.
- We also consider Tom Huizenga‘s interview with St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertsonon NPR. He asks, “Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?”.
- And in totally unsurprising orchestral news, Minnesota Orchestra assistant concertmaster Stephanie Arado resigns.
This week the panel is joined by composer, speaker, essayist, activist and naturalist photo-blogger Alex Shapiro from remote San Juan Island where she stays connected without getting stuck on the 405. Oh, and we fix all the technology and gender stuff.
- This week on SoundNotion the panel is joined by composer, speaker, essayist, activist and naturalist photo-blogger Alex Shapiro.
- She joins us from remote San Juan Island where she’s been staying connected without the traffic.
- She unpacks the nuances of “women” and “some women” for us as we consider Ellen McSweeney‘s survey of why more women in new music don’t “Lean In“. #FoTS Alex Gardner has some thoughts as well.
- The music world says goodbye to Bud Herseth (1921-2013).
- Special thanks to pinch panelist and #FoTS Sarah Summar.