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Tag Archives: Marc Mellits
Join Anthony and his guests, percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, as they discuss and listen to music from their brand new CD titled “Escape Velocity”. We discuss music by Marc Mellits, Herbert Brun, Filippo Santoro, John Jeffrey Gibbens and Charles Wuorinen. Check out one of the youngest and most dedicated percussion ensembles in the United States right now!
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer/educator Marc Mellits. We listen to his work for traditional string band performed by Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quintet and discuss his Mellits Consortium commission Gravity for percussion quartet.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer/educator Marc Mellits.
- He brought his work Flatiron for traditional string band, recorded by Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quintet.
- We also discuss Marc’s percussion quartet (sometimes quintet) Gravity. The work is the product of the Mellits Consortium organized by Thad Anderson.
- Marc is also excited about and new approach to undergraduate composition at the University of Illinois at Chicago in which students will work closely with ensembles in residence. Kicking off the residency program will be Latitude 49.
- WEIRD AL IS TOPPING THE CHARTS! Do we need to say more?
- Peter Gelb sent a letter to all of The Met unions who have contracts set to expire on July 31st saying that if no agreement is reached by then, to expect a lock out.
- This year’s Bayreuth Festival stumbles out of the gate with set pieces falling on the stage and the conspicuous absence of Chancellor Angela Merkel (a known enthusiastic Wagnerian).
- Have you seen the beautiful animated scores by Stephen Malinowski? If not, then do yourself a favor. He wants to give the same treatment to a collection of works by Conlon Nancarrow and is asking for your help.
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer. He’s for the occasional cheeseburger when planning a new music meal. We suss the difference between entertainment and pandering.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer.
- This week at NewMusicBox, Rob wonders about the benefits of the occasional cheeseburger in your new music diet.
- The Minnesota Orchestra is in deep doo doo and losing players at an alarming rate. Vänskä has threatened to leave if the dispute is not settled soon.
- St. Paul is back to work, but nobody’s happy.
- Prince Fielder (he’s a baseball player) has gone mostly Mozart for his walk up music.
- In case you didn’t hear about it this week, Andrew Bott, the brave principal of a failing Massachusetts school, turned things around by firing the security guards and hiring art teachers.
- A never-recorded 1963 song text from Bob Dylan goes on sale. Got $50,000 laying around?
Jeff Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol of the h2 Quartet join the panel to discuss their new album Groove Machine and discuss Apple’s classical music offerings, a retracted blog post on WQXR’s website, Joshua Bell on Dancing with the Stars, and more!
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- Jeff Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol of the h2 quartet bring their Groove Machine to the SN panel.
- “I think that the iPad should give the tuning note.”
- Mozart named as front-man the New World Symphony’s late night classical/club music chimera – Pulse!
- Joshua Bell ascends to the prestigious DWtS stage.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra set to return from from bankruptcy.
- Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47.
- Alarm Will Sound wants your prose for their Cage.
- The Metropolitan Opera rolls in heavy on WQXR. The underwriter is always right.
- #FoTS Rob Deemer wants to cause trouble in the department again.