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Tag Archives: Helicopter String Quartet
This week, we are inspired by the recent premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s gargantuan Mittwoch aus Licht. Why did it take so long to be premiered? How do we think about works that flirt with the border between “impossible” and “really, really hard”?
Timothy Rutherford-Johnson: “Mittwoch—the Reviews”
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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- “How Meta Can We Get? Ironic Self-Reflexivity in the Twitter Feeds of Classical Music Nerds” – Alex Ross. This and much more here – #FakeAMS
- Friend of the show David Smooke wants to know what you think about the role of music theory in 21st century music departments.
- Colin Holter discusses the connection between new modes of production and the new products that result as well as the severe helicopter shortage plaguing college music programs.
- The eighth blackbird blog ponders how hard music that sounds easy is harder to enjoy – WARNING CELLISTS – “…10ths are the new octave…”