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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL’s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein. We discuss ETHEL’s Documerica project and the intimidation of composing when your first piece will be premiered by ETHEL.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL‘s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein.
- She stopped by to discuss the BAMNext Wave Festival world premiere of ETHEL’s multi-media concert event, Documerica.
- Featuring commissioned works by Mary Ellen Childs, Ulysses Owens Jr., Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and James Kimo Williams, this evening-length concert piece combines new music and images from the Documerica Project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency from 1971-1977.
- We also discuss the stresses (such as fierce competition) faced by full-time composers. Friend of the show Rob Deemer chimes in, wondering the value of competition and what “full-time composer” means, anyway.
ETHEL violist Ralph Farris joins the panel to discuss the group’s most recent album HEAVY. Plus – Improvising against the Canon fire, Wagner’s Tel Aviv gig gets cancelled, the Pittsburgh Symphony’s YouTube concerto competition – EPIC FAIL and more.
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- Patrick Gullo
- Sam Merciers
- David MacDonald
- Nate Bliton (photo by Corrina Van Hamlin)
- Ralph Farris of ETHEL
- Ralph Farris of ETHEL joins the panel with something HEAVY to talk about. Their HalfBaked ideas tell us something good.
- Anne Midgette wants to swap fours with Mozart. Hilary Hahn accidentally improvises.
- Hilary Hahn creates a fantastic composition contest on purpose.
- The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra uses the power of YouTube to not do anything.
- Wagner’s big break in Tel Aviv gets cancelled. I wonder if Wagner would want his music to be played in Tel Aviv?