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Tag Archives: Jimi Hendrix
This week on SoundNotion: the fungibility of Michael Henson, Festival City Edinburgh, Imogen Heap’s magic gloves, Issue Project Room’s 10th birthday, Joyce DiDonato’s LGBTQ props at the Proms, Beethoven on Coursera, AFM Local 802 questionnaire, and more.
- This week on SoundNotion, we discuss the apparently intractable labor issues with the Minnesota Orchestra. We consider Michael Henson an 11 out of 10 on the fungibility scale. The musicians? Well, you couldn’t have an orchestra without according to patrons of the group?
- #FoTS Drew McManus thinks it’s too late for Minnesota to keep Osmo Vänskä.
- AND Bill Eddins of Sticks and Drones – well, he’s just pissed.
- If the stories are to be believed, the entire Unhasu Orchestra of Pyongyang, North Korea was gunned down in a public execution at the behest of Kim Jong-un.
- #FoTS Tod Machover and the MIT Media Lab‘s Festival City gets its Edinburgh premiere.
- And speaking of the MIT Media Lab, Imogen Heap has magic gloves.
- Issue Project Room celebrates ten years!
- Spektral Quartet has a new Kickstarter project! Yes. I know we all have Kickstarter fatigue, but don’t you want to hear ringtones by Nico Muhly, Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Mason Bates, Sarah Kirkland Snider…?
- Coursera‘s new Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas course with the Curtis Institute’s Jonathan Biss started this week. Interested? There’s still room. Only 31,263 people are currently signed up.
- And speaking of master composers of great importance, PBS is set to release a new documentary on Jimi Hendrix.
- From #FoTS Rob Deemer this week – AFM Local 802 questionnaire. Question 1: “How do you really feel about 21st century repertoire?”
Composer/performer Ken Ueno joins the panel to discuss political protest at classical concerts, a primer for the classically confused, making better listeners out of composers and audiences, the catharsis of Jimi Hendrix and “success” as a composer.
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- Political protest disrupts concerts in England and The Netherlands.
- Anne Midgette creates a primer for the classically confused.
- Rob Deemer of New Music Box considers chamber ensembles as a means to spread the word about new music and solicits composers’ opinions on what they consider success.
- Ken Ueno joins the panel to talk about personal connections and notation in his music, the influence of Jimi Hendrix and the electric guitar on the world of music, how to make composers and audiences better listeners, the value of improvisation plus much more.