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Music is Hard 38: Scale

This week:
Tim provides anecdotal evidence of composers writing an increasing number of short works. Is this a trend that should concern us? What is the importance of scale to our perception of new works?

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Music is Hard 37: Premieres

This week:
Just last week, Tim premiered a new work by Dave. How do composers and performers see the process of premiering a work differently? How is giving the first performance of a new work different from performing other works?

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Music is Hard 36: Conferences (part two)

This week:
This week, we recorded the show right before Tim heads to far-off Tempe, Arizona for the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference to premiere a new work by Dave. What’s the point of conferences? How do we take advantage of the opportunities they afford us?

Link:
NASA Biennial site

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