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Tag Archives: music theory
This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist and Aristotelian Richard Hermann. We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway. PLUS – The week’s news.
- This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist, and AristotelianRichard Hermann.
- We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory (with mathematician Jack Douthett) and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway.
- Most bangable members of the Phil? Really Village Voice? #FoTS Drew McManus has some thoughts on this.
- Placido Domingo is hospitalized this week with an embolism. Get well soon.
- Steinway & Sons is sold to the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $438 million.
- Last week at the Aspen Institute, the Kickstarter vs NEA debate was rekindled.
- Notable New York jazz clubs like Smalls have jumped on the webcasting bandwagon. They even plan on paying the musicians.
- John Zorn turns 60 (holy crap…really?) and gets insider recognition for a lifetime of outsider work.
- Leaving behind a lifetime of innovation (and some really awesome noise-canceling headphones), acoustic engineer and inventor Amar G. Bose dies at 83.
How does all that stuff we learned in school about music theory and analysis apply to the way we actually make music? How can we express our own analytical observations in performance and composition?
This week the panel grooves on Steven Mackey’s It Is Time, how virtuosity can lead to a bland performance, music theory and helicopter shortages in college music programs and the best fake musicology papers Twitter can muster.
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- “How Meta Can We Get? Ironic Self-Reflexivity in the Twitter Feeds of Classical Music Nerds” – Alex Ross. This and much more here – #FakeAMS
- Friend of the show David Smooke wants to know what you think about the role of music theory in 21st century music departments.
- Colin Holter discusses the connection between new modes of production and the new products that result as well as the severe helicopter shortage plaguing college music programs.
- The eighth blackbird blog ponders how hard music that sounds easy is harder to enjoy – WARNING CELLISTS – “…10ths are the new octave…”