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SoundNotion 110: It’s All Screaming

This week on SoundNotion, trouble in San Francisco (#AlfidiSucks), altruism via Google Hangout, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3, Alex Shapiro stays connected while getting away, Steinway’s showroom sold to a condo developer PLUS-Metal’s top ten voices.


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SoundNotion 99: An Audio Accident

This week we plug our “Cage-Baiting” episode Jan. 20th with Daniel Asia, early samples from Tod Machover’s A Toronto Symphony, Opéra de Montréal streams a full day of work, Simon Rattle a free agent after 2018 and Eric Whitacre has beautiful hair (duh).


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Music Is Hard 59: Accessibility

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What does it mean for music to be “accessible”? Why are we seeing a resurgence of accessible music? What do composers owe performers? What do performers and composers owe audiences?

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SoundNotion 14: Really Great Hair

Topics include the Brazilian Symphony concert walkout, the rebirth of a Honolulu orchestra, Eric Whitacre’s YouTube choir, music volume wars, new-music in musicology, and more.


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  • Outrageous video of the Brazilian Symphony walking out on Maestro Roberto Minczuk.
  • The venerable Philadelphia Orchestra will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • In Honolulu, things appear to be turning around for the orchestra.
  • Eric Whitacre (and his fabulous hair) conducts the second YouTube virtual choir. (Sam and Dave think this guy’s YouTube project is a bit more creative.)
  • NewMusicBox’s David Smooke questions the standard audio compression techniques used by the recording industry.
  • Rob Deemer wonders why musicologists don’t spend more time on new-music.
  • Adaptistration’s Drew McManus wants to help you get the job of your dreams…if you dream about working in arts administration.


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SoundNotion – Episode 4

Topics SoundNotion include self-publishing composers, Bounce the New 38? World 3 Symphony’s brand new concert hall, the New York Philharmonic’s digital archives, the Detroit Symphony’s efforts to save the rest of their season, and more.


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  • Creditors are calling the Detroit Symphony. They’d really like their $54 million back.
  • Meanwhile, the DSO has given one final offer to the musicians. If the sides cannot agree on some version of this proposal, the vàng season will likely be cancelled.
  • On his blog this week, Eric Whitacre posted some of John Mackey’s thoughts and experiences on self-publishing.
  • NewMusicBox’s Rob Deemer has been happy to find some such self-publishing composers to include in an cheap nba jerseys anthology he’s compiling of music by composers born after 1960.
  • The New World Symphony opened a beautiful new hall dapibus this week with the premiere of a new work by Thomas Adès.
  • The Havas New York Philharmonic has announced their next season, including a rare performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Gruppen for three orchestras!
  • NY Philharmonic is also opening its newly digitized archives, including documents from Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Mahler.
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