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Tag Archives: Music is Hard
This week, we’re inspired by the always brilliant David Smooke’s NewMusicBox piece “Repeat Attendance.” How do we balance the value of newness and novelty with the seemingly inherent appeal of the familiar?
Peter Gelb, managing director of New York Metropolitan Opera, has had a rough couple of weeks dealing with journalists. What are the implications for new journalists covering the arts in new kinds of media?
Tim and Dave respond to Kurt Ellenberger’s piece published on the Huffington Post. Ellenberger thinks that education has failed to create new audiences for jazz and classical music, and therefore it doesn’t (or won’t) work. Tim and Dave disagree (with Ellenberger and each other).
What is a lyric? Tim and Dave disagree. Can we translate the text without losing it’s meaning? Should we? What is lost (or gained) in translation? Thanks to Chloe Veltman for getting us started on the topic.