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Tag Archives: Meet the Composer
This week on SoundNotion, Nadia Sirota joins the panel. We discuss her upcoming residency at Symphony Space, hosting Meet the Composer at WQXR, and baller traditions in the days of amplified viola.
This week on SoundNotion, three instigators behind the popular and informative #musochat phenomenon on Shaya Lyon, Megan Ihnen, and Griffin Candey join the panel. We discuss community (whatever that means) and the power of Twitter (whatever that means).
- @Musochat instigators Shaya Lyon, Megan Ihnen, and Griffin Candey are here.
- Join the #musochat conversation or apply to be a host.
- New to the New Music scene? Get the lay of the land.
- Some minor changes at IMSLP (just pay the money and shut up).
- Remembering Kurt Masur. Some less fondly.
- RIP Natalie Cole and John Duffy.
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper. She’s writing for and performing in interesting places and adventurous mediums. PLUS:Ellen McSweeney of NMBx is all about the Benjamins.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer, core Wet Ink Ensemble member and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper.
- Her newest opera I Was Here I Was I,written for Alarm Will Sound with librettist Nigel Maister premiered on May 20th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Temple of Dendur.
- Catch another of her operas Here Be Sirens with Morningside Opera and Dixon Place this September 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th.
- She’s also a featured composer a this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music if you’re in the Boston area July 17-21.
- In music news this week, Ellen McSweeney at NewMusicBox has elicited some strong responses with her newest blog post. It’s all about the Benjamins and a Beethoven festival (and respect).
- WQXR’s great new show Meet the Composer launched with 2014 Pulitzer winner John Luther Adams.
- And the music world says goodbye to Bobby Womack who penned the Rolling Stones first number one hit, Carole King’s hit making lyricist Gerry Goffin and legend of the top 40 Casey Kasem.
This week on SoundNotion, composer Steven Bryant joins the panel to discuss his music, writing for band, making a living as a composer, and technology. PLUS the new Grawemeyer Award winner, Q2 Music ambitious new show and news from the Tweet seats.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by composer and self proclaimed tech nerd Steven Bryant.
- We discuss his new (and devilishly difficult) Concerto for Wind Ensemble, his upcoming Concerto for Alto Sax & Winds written for Joe Lulloff and the Michigan State Wind Symphony, plus how to use electronics in works for large ensemble.
- We’ve got more news from the Tweet seats and this time the focus is on education.
- The Federal Trade Commission finally takes steps to crack down on the MTNA and it’s evil robber baron piano teachers.
- Q2 Music is launching an ambitious new program with in depth composer profiles. Support their efforts and get some Q2 schwag.
- Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic is awarded the 2014 Grawemeyer music prize for his chamber orchestra work “On the Guarding of the Heart.”
- FINALLY! Create your own woodwind fingering charts easily right here thanks to multiple woodwind artist Bret Pimentel.
- And as a special gift to composer nerds, the panel geeks out over form thanks to Music on Main.
NewMusicBox’s Molly Sheridan joins us to discuss the American Music Center-Meet the Composer merger. We also discuss the latest from the DSO, the RIAA’s suit against Limewire, and Rob Deemer’s article about architects and chefs.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- The Detroit Symphony musicians and management return to face-to-face negotiations for the first time since February.
- The Syracuse Symphony calls it quits.
- Molly Sheridan, managing editor of NewMusicBox, tells us all about the proposed merger between the American Music Center and Meet The Composer into New Music USA.
- The RIAA seems to think that Limewire owes them more money that probably exists in the world.
- NewMusicBox’s Rob Deemer talks about composers as chefs and architects.
Pick of the week:
- This week: Symphony No. 2 (1957) by Michael Tippett – Amazon MP3 – iTunes
- Next week: Like Dusted Sparks, timpani concerto (2008) by Ken Ueno – iTunes
Bonus pick (recommended by the composer): On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis: On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis, vocal concerto (2010) by Ken Ueno – Amazon MP3 – iTunes