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Patch In 27: Black Book

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Per Bloland about composing an opera, virtual 8-stringed guitars, magnets (and how they make pianos work!), modernism, and your Norwegian grandmother’s spellbook. Plus news, and Ben explains Control Voltage.

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SN 177 Replay

This week, we replay our September 2014 interview with composer Scott Wheeler. We discuss writing for voice, and the trials and tribulations of microphones.

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SoundNotion 142: New Opera vs. Normal People

This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by PROTOTYPE Festival artistic director Kristin Marting. PROTOTYPE is an annual festival presenting new opera-theatre and music-theatre works by contemporary artists from New York City and around the world.
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Music is Hard 57: Size

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This week, we are inspired by the recent premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s gargantuan Mittwoch aus Licht. Why did it take so long to be premiered? How do we think about works that flirt with the border between “impossible” and “really, really hard”?

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Timothy Rutherford-Johnson: Mittwoch—the Reviews”

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Music is Hard 44: Lyrics

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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.

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Chloe Veltman: Simultaneous Opera Translation

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