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Tag Archives: John Adams
This week on SoundNotion we rock out to Sondheim, Anthony de Mare, and Ethan Iverson with Skype on audio effects. ALSO – The DSO is forgiven, Wagner is programed in Israel, John Adams and Milo Poniewozik get big premieres and we say goodbye to Doc Watson.
- This week on SoundNotion we rock out to Sondheim, Anthony de Mare, and Ethan Iverson with Skype on audio effects. What would their band name be?
- The Detroit Symphony is IN IN THE BLACK! No wait – just a little less red?
- Wagner to be played in Israel.
- John Adams and Milo Poniewozik get big premieres in LA and New York.
- Time released Einstein on the Beach.
- Adopt a composer program want to help young composers.
- Flatpicking legend Doc Watson dies at 89.
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.
Brand new show! Streamers and Punches looks at Spotify, new commissions for film composers, an article about composer tech talk, and a current trend in scoring we call the “Running Strings.”
- We take a look at Spotify’s new service in the US.
- John Williams has a new quartet commission; Danny Elfman writes music for Cirque du Soleil.
- Film Music Magazine has an article by Jay Asher detailing the ever-increasing technical vocabulary that composers need to adopt in today’s film composing industry.
- A closer look at the trend “Running Strings,” a texture style attributed originally to Clint Mansell’s Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream, and used in several other scores: Batman Begins, Inception, Transformers, Tron Legacy, Thor, and Green Lantern.
Can classical music express ideas about politics and current events? If so, how? How does classical music compare to popular music in this regard?