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This week on SN, friend of the show and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer brings his new clarinet/bass clarinet concerto (premiered by The President’s Own), we talk music ed standards, Amazon’s new streaming service and Jan Chu heads the NEA.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have long time friend of the show and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer with his new clarinet/bass clarinet concerto “Home” (premiered by The President’s Own and commissioned by long-time member of the group Jay Niepoetter).
- Rob also helped NAfME last year with some new education standards for music theory and composition. They hadn’t been updated since 1994.
- Jane Chu officially takes the helm at the NEA.
- In a shocking move (sarcasm added), Amazon has launched a new music streaming service.
The bass clarinet duo Sqwonk (Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell) joins us to talk about music for their chosen instrument, collaborating from around the world, and the fabled Appalachian creature that (sort of) shares their name.
- Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell explain the difference between the words Sqwonk and Squonk, and also how two bass clarinets playing together is really a thing now.
- We discuss Frank J. Oteri’s musings on the benefits and limitations of amateur music-making and community performance.
- There is a GOP proposal to cut the federal arts budget in half. Big deal?
- Pandora will offer more classical station options with the broadcast of full works, not just movements. Here’s to Movement II of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 going into Movement III!
- A new publishing model shows its head. Will it work?
Topics include the Detroit Symphony’s big cancellation, NEA budget cuts, controversial remarks from the NEA chair and Kennedy Center president, Michael Daugherty’s Grammy, Anna Nicole up in Lights, Radiohead’s new album, Spider-Man’s broadway spectacle, and more.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- Detroit Symphony musicians reject the DSO’s final final offer.
- Congress passes deep budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
- NEA Chairperson Rocco Landesman may not think that’s such a bad idea; he said there’s too much art already.
- The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser thinks we just aren’t making art that’s any good.
- Michael Daugherty and the Nashville Symphony had a good night at last week’s Grammy Awards.
- Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole makes waves at the Royal Opera House in London.
- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is getting its share of reviews while still in previews on Broadway.
- Radiohead is trying yet another new distribution model with their new album The King of Limbs.
- Composer Helmut Lachenmann is honored for his body of work with a big, fat check.