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Tag Archives: John Adams
This week on SoundNotion we have composer and educator Ronald Bruce Smith. His work Constellation for orchestra and electronics is on the BMOP season opener October 12th. Plus: Composers want Atlanta to get back to work and Klinghoffer protests continue.
- This week on SoundNotion we have composer and educator Ronald Bruce Smith.
- His work Constellation for orchestra and electronics is on the BMOP season opener this October 12th.
- While the musician lockout continues in Atlanta, a group of American composers have issued an open letter urging reconciliation and getting back to work.
- Klinghoffer madness continues for The Met.
- Joshua Bell goes slummin’ once again.
This week on SoundNotion we dig into the Met’s Klinghoffer controversy, an Opera Australia soprano’s homophobic rant, crowd surfing at Handel’s Messiah!?, YouTube’s new deal, RIP Horace Silver and Lee Hyla. PLUS: “I’ll have the Rings, hold the orchestra.”
- This week on SoundNotion we dig into the Met’s Klinghoffer controversy. We don’t get it. Dave had some thoughts.
- The Hartford Wagner Festival wanted to put on Wagner’s Ring Cycle using a digitized orchestra. Some people had quite strong (Dare I say “Wagnerian”?) reactions to this. Sam thinks that the American Federation of Musicians and others are overreacting.
- “Leading scientist ejected from classical concert for attempting to crowd surf.” FYI – This is not The Onion. Dr David Glowacki was ejected from a Bristol Proms performance of Handel’s Messiah when he got a bit over excited during the Hallelujah Chorus. He gets pretty excited about other cool stuff too.
- YouTube is starting a music streaming service. It’s either awesome or terrible and it will either lift up or strangle smaller labels. Hmmm… We’ll keep an eye on it.
- The crowdfunding music projects has sunk into the cultural consciousness over the last few years. Ben Beaumont-Thomas at The Guardian wonders if this can lead to changes in the music industry.
- The music world says goodbye to Lee Hyla (1952-2014) and Horace Silver (1928-2014).
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, performer and Mad Coyote Jerome Kitzke. We discuss the political scope of his work past and present. His new album on Innova Records is out July 29th. Also: Gang of a Cartoon and The Rest is Noise turns 10.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, performer and Mad Coyote, Jerome Kitzke.
- His new album on Innova Records, The Paha Sapa Give-Back is out July 29th, featuring performances by ETHEL with Jennifer Kathryn Marshall and percussionist Barbara Merjan plus Jerome’s own The Mad Coyote.
- PLUS – There’s a live show in New York to premiere the album as part of Music at First.
- John Luther Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece “Become Ocean“ was premiered in New York by the Seattle Symphony during the last ever Spring for Music Festival.
- John Adams‘s Saxophone Concerto is out.
- Labor negotiations start on shaky ground for The Met.
- The Colorado Symphony might not be passing the bong your way after all. But just in case they do, some big names have your stoner/classical playlist suggestions.
- Bang on a Cartoon.
This week, the panel discusses the upcoming performance of Gruppen at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the success of New Music USA’s new grant system, the new Finale (2014), and how new music might take a note from Kanye West.
- The 2013 Musical America musician of the year awards include friend of the show Jeremy Denk, composer George Benjamin and ICE founder Claire Chase.
- The inaugural round of New Music USA‘s project grants are in and seem to be a huge success. They’re working to get the projects page up and ready for perusal.
- We discover that if you want a little Gruppen in your diet, the Park Avenue Armory isn’t the only game in town. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute stages Stockhausen’s massive work.
- Notation fanboys squeal with delight! MakeMusic releases Finale 2014 with some helpful new features.
- Nat Evans wonders on NewMusicBox if new music might take a note from Kanye West‘s massive multimedia stage show.
- Researcher Clifford Nass who studied how humans process the flood of electronic media in modern life, dies at 55.
This week on SoundNotion the Minnesota Orchestra is still locked and Throws a Gala!, New York City Opera gives the US premiere of Anna Nicole as their Kickstarter flounders, Pandora catches a break and John Adams has issues with #composerwhippersnappers.
- This week on SoundNotion the Minnesota Orchestra is still locked and Throws a Gala!
- The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra plan and independent concert series for the the fall.
- In unbelievable orchestra news, the Los Angeles Philharmonic painlessly reaches a new labor deal.
- New York City Opera gives the US premiere of Anna Nicole but their Kickstarter is still floundering.
- The United States District Court gives Pandora a win.
- iTunes deals Pandora a body blow with the new iTunes radio.
- John Adams expresses strong concerns over #composerwhippersnappers.