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SoundNotion 166: The Few, the Proud, the Talented

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.
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SoundNotion 126: Onomatopoeic

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.
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SoundNotion – Episode 6 “No, really, it’s final.”

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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  • 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.
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