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SoundNotion 36: Winning Awards

David Smooke joins the panel to discuss the John Cage Memorial Random Composer Award, his provocative NewMusicBox article on The Audience, and his piece, Empty Every Night.


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Music is Hard 12: Notation

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What role does notation play in the creative process? How can composers use it to their advantage? How do performers interpret it? Is notation a form of visual art? How do conventional notation, graphic notation, and augenmusik differ?

Link: Pat Muchmore on notation as art

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SoundNotion 25: Badassness

Topics include: what it means to be a badass composer, finding the “American” in American music, writing for piano, and more.


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