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This week on SoundNotion Du Yun and Alex Weiser join with what to expect at the 2015 MATA Festival, taking place April 13-18 at The Kitchen in New York City. Plus, Dudamel signs on through the 21-22 season and a Charlie Parker opera in Philadelphia.
In this episode we talk to Gloria Cheng about her new album, look at the Oscar nominations, some recent news about Hans Zimmer and Alexander Desplat, Lord of the Rings concert news, and what Bill’s been listening to lately.
- Michael Mann responds to Harry Gregson-Williams Facebook post about the Blackhat score.
- Hans Zimmer bits:
- Alexander Desplat bits:
- Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami to co-score The Fantastic Four.
- Kickstarter project Score: A Film Music Documentary launches Feb. 15.
- Symphony Silicon Valley to play two LOTR cycles in April.
- Michael Giacchino speaks about scoring Jupiter Ascending for the Wachowskis.
- Happy Birthday John Williams!
- Bill has been listening to Nightcrawler by James Newton Howard, American Sniper by Clint Eastwood and Joseph S. DeBeasi, Saving Mr. Banks by Thomas Newman, and A Million Ways to Die in the West by Joel McNeely
- Oscar Nominations for Best Song:
- “Everything Is Awesome” from THE LEGO MOVIE – Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
- “Glory” from SELMA – Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
- “Grateful” from BEYOND THE LIGHTS – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
- “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME – Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
- “Lost Stars” from BEGIN AGAIN – Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
- Oscar Nominations for Best Score:
This week on SoundNotion Dave, Sam, and Patrick talk the Kennedy Center Honors, Nonesuch Records at 50, the Metropolitan Opera layoffs, the benefits of learning an instrument and dangerous scourge of elderly cane wielding opera patrons.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel very reluctantly discusses the Atlanta Symphony labor lockout. Musician propaganda here. Admin propaganda here. Drew McManus has some thoughts as well.
- Paola Prestini has started a new contemporary music label. VIA Records is an offshoot of intermedia outfit VisionIntoArt and will focus on interdisciplinary project commissions.
- The Met Opera cuts 22 non-union administration jobs. Now down from 254 positions to a svelte 232.
- Speaking of opera. If you find yourself late for an opera in England, watch out for guys with canes (especially if you drive a cab).
- The panel wishes a hardy happy 50th to Nonesuch Records.
- Turns out, learning to play an instrument helps make you talk good.
- Alex Ross has some stern words for the Kennedy Center Honors. The panel agrees.
This week the panel is joined by composer and MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber. We cover the finer points of score prep, the subtle craft of festival application and how to parse 600 scores. PLUS! Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth DAMMIT!
- This week the panel is joined by composer and MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber.
- We cover the finer points of score prep, the subtle craft of festival application and how to parse 600 scores.
- ALSO – Got an idea for a great new music concert that reaches for something new? Yotam and the INTERVAL Concert Series want to hear about it. Even (and perhaps especially) if it involves knitting.
- #FoTS Drew McManus says the doomsday clock is at 6 minutes till midnight for the Minnesota Orchestra musicians and administration. The SoundNotion Bureau of Hyperbolic Metaphor approves.
- Brace yourself. Caroline Shaw, a thirty year old singer/violinist/composer, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, AND – you can actually purchase and listen to the piece RIGHT NOW! (Learn all about it from #FoTS Rob Deemer and submit your own work next year.)
This Week on SoundNotion composer/writer/guitar sample maker Alexandra Gardner joins the panel to discuss her work for guitar and electronics, working with prog rock drummer Alan White of Yes and the week’s news.
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- This Week on SoundNotion composer/writer/guitar sample maker Alexandra Gardner joins the panel to discuss writing for NewMusicBox, her work for guitar and electronics and collaborating with prog rock drummer Alan White of Yes.
- In orchestra news, Minnesota is locked out, San Antonio isn’t and they’re blaming management in Jacksonville.
- 2012 MacArthur “genius” awards to ICE founder/flutist Claire Chase and Chris Thile.
- The Rest is Noise Festival gets written about by someone who should have read what her article was written about.
- The English National Opera suggests you Undress for Opera. How about Streaking for Ballet? Jessica Duchen digs into it.
- Beck (and friends) mix some Glass (into something fun to listen to).