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Sam and Dave are joined by old pal Tim Rosenberg to discuss the loss of Prince, Henry Threadgill’s Pulitzer-winning work, and recent news about the Met, Steinway’s showroom, and listener email.
- American Composers Forum’s 2016 Champions of New Music
- Alex Ross: James Levine’s Accomplishment at the Met
- Steinway’s Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano
- Sasha Frere-Jones: Dorian Purple
- Ann Power: Listen To My Body Tonight: How Prince’s Transgressive Spirit Broke Boundaries
- Seth Colter Walls: Henry Threadgill on his Pulitzer prize win for music: ‘I just try to stay hopeful’
This week on SoundNotion, composer John Supko joins the panel with his new album “s_traits” available November 4, 2014. Also, Klinghoffer fervor can stop already, Maestro Levine bags number 2500, 12 new Music Alive grants, and remembering Stephen Paulus.
- This week on SoundNotion, composer John Supko joins the panel. He collaborated with his Duke colleague Bill Seaman to create “s_traits” available November 4, 2014.
- The album is the product of custom software combining tracks drawn from a database of than 110 hours of audio.
- The release event will feature musicians from Wet Ink Ensemble improvising alongside Seaman’s bearings_traits audio software and programmed generative video.
- Maestro Levine takes the podium takes the podium for number 2500 with The Met.
- League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announce 12 new Music Alive grants pairing composers and orchestras.
- Klinghoffer premiered. Moving on…
- For the sax nerds: Author of the iconic Baker Street sax solo Raphael Ravenscroft dies at 60.
- Legendary theorist Allen Forte dies at 87.
- And the music world loses influential composer Stephen Paulus at 65.
At long last, composer and NewMusicBox founding editor Frank J. Oteri stops by to tell us the inception of NewMusicBox, its role in contemporary music, his own compositions, and the validity of the word “y’all.”
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- This week on SoundNotion, Frank J. Oteri tells the origin myth of NewMusicBox (long ago in the age of dial-up), shares his oratorio for George Maciunas, divides the octave into 36 parts for a rock band and finally gets a premiere Nurturing River (completed in 1982).
- Pandora says that letting them pay the same in royalties as terrestrial radio will give rise to the musician’s middle class. What do you think?
- In orchestra news (always with the orchestra news!) the CSO strike is over, but money is still a big issue and the LA Phil is ending its movie theatre broadcast program.
- The English National Opera puts the “O” in ENO with a new ad for its staging of Don Giovanni.
- In more opera news, James Levine (looking fit as a fiddle) is set to conduct three operas this season with The Met.
Bob Lord, CEO of Parma Recordings, joins us to discuss the importance of collaborative networks in new music and creative projects, evaluating music apps, garage chamber music, shorter pieces, again composers and more!
- Parma Recordings CEO Bob Lord joins the panel to discuss the week’s news and what Lawrence Ball is up to over there (did Pete Townsend break something)? They’re social over there too.
- Bluebrain brings a virtual music installation to Central Park.
- Elliott Carter turns 103!
- The war for new music is over? Bartok (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) wins?
- Maestro James Levine goes on the disabled list for the rest of the season.
- #FotS Alex Ross celebrates his Crystal Anniversary with The New Yorker.
- Frank J. Oteri ponders the value of length.
- In NYC young composers aren’t waiting around to get an orchestra piece played. Smaller spaces and groups that seem like garage bands (I bet Steve Reich and Philip Glass wish they’d thought of that).
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the panel discusses the Music After concert, works inspired by the attacks, the compulsion to write an opera, James Levine’s newest health issues, Nico Muhly’s anger over recordings, and the non-existence of Beethoven.
- Eleonor Sandresky and Daniel Felsenfeld leave the “speech making and memorializing” of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to others with Music After, a day-long concert presented for and by the New York music community.
- The NPR classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence posts a series of interviews with composers who have written works that respond the events of 9/11.
- Maestro James Levine’s newest health issues force him to withdraw from all performances of the Metropolitan Opera’s fall season.
- Rob Deemer ponders why so many composers want to write and opera.
- Nico Muhly rants about the ridonkulus bureaucracy keeping composers from getting recordings of their orchestral works.