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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.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have long time friend of the show and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer with his new clarinet/bass clarinet concerto “Home” (premiered by The President’s Own and commissioned by long-time member of the group Jay Niepoetter).
- Rob also helped NAfME last year with some new education standards for music theory and composition. They hadn’t been updated since 1994.
- Jane Chu officially takes the helm at the NEA.
- In a shocking move (sarcasm added), Amazon has launched a new music streaming service.
This week on SoundNotion, pianist Aleck Karis joins us from San Diego. His new album of works by Webern, Wolpe, and Feldman is out in December. Other topics include the IMSLP scare (Deemer!), German orchestra issues, and Caroline Shaw’s “Partita” remixes.
- This week on SoundNotion, pianist and educator Aleck Karis joins us from San Diego.
- His new album, Webern, Wolpe and Feldman is out on Bridge Records in December, and he’s playing the entire album live on December 8th in New York.
- The classical music world erupts in horror over false rumors that IMSLP was shutting down. We have no proof, but we’re positive that it was all #FoTS Rob Deemer‘s fault.
- Austerity in Germany threatens to “merge” the adventurous Southwest Radio Orchestra in Baden-Baden with its more conservative neighbor in Stuttgart (YAY – More overtures!!). An impassioned op-ed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung signed by 160 maestros and an open letter signed by 148 composers seek to stop the merger.
- Caroline Shaw‘s Pulitzer Prize winning Partita for 8 Voices (performed by Roomful of Teeth)is being remixed as part of New Amsterdam Records‘ yearly fundraiser in partnership with Q2 Music. This week’s remix is by Lorna Dune.
- The music world bids farewell to John Tavener with a final premiere.
Flute and percussion chamber group A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones) joins us this week to plug their new EP, upcoming performances and ROCKING! Plus an inflatable concert hall, the demise of New York City Opera, and What Would Beethoven Do?
- Flute and percussion chamber group A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones) joins us this week to plug their new EP, upcoming performances and ROCKING!
- Sadly, New York City Opera will like file for bankruptcy protection and miss the remainder of the season.
- In the wake of 2012 tsunami, the new Ark Nova inflatable concert hall created by renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor will tour areas ravaged by the disaster.
- What Would Beethoven Do? Perhaps structure his Kickstarter a bit more realistically, be SN wishes them the best of luck.
- #FoTS Rob Deemer has some thoughts on updates to the National Core Arts Standards. (He’s advising the team.)
- Please take a moment to nominate SoundNotion for a People’s Choice Podcast Award in the “Cultural / Arts” category. Nominations open Tuesday, October 1.
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by clarinetist and director of the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble, Christina Giacona. Their new album will be out in September. We whip it (and the news) as best we can and find the details in 8-bit video.
- David MacDonald
- Patrick Gullo
- Sam Merciers
- Christina Giacona, director, Los Angeles New Music Ensemble
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by clarinetist and Los Angeles New Music Ensemble director, Christina Giacona. These guys rock!
- Their new album is out in September and will feature some Gameboy jams by Joseph Eidson.
- The new London Contemporary Music Festival will have both kinds of music – FREE and awesome!
- SCANDAL! The Met is caught red-vocal corded(?) using body mics during a dress rehearsal.
- Coursera has teamed with the Curtis Institute of Music and signs up 24,000 for music appreciation.
- #FoTS Rob Deemer ponders the power of video integration in new music education and performance. We ponder Rob’s ponderings.
- Steinway finalizes sale of West 57th Street showroom.
We’re joined by music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. PLUS-Minnesota cancels season, Baltimore’s new duds, New Music USA’s new grant system and we say goodbye to Steve Martland.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by writer, musician, and music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. Oh, and she can’t wait to write about this concert.
- Cue the diminished chord! The Minnesota Orchestra cancels the remainder of their current season as labor issues persist. #FoTS Drew McManus doesn’t have high hopes.
- But not everyone is sad in Minnesota. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is back to work.
- Parsons The New School for Design has finished its project to revamp concert wear for the Baltimore Symphony (using students at Mannes College as models). Get a full rundown of the new duds here.
- New Music USA has overhauled its grant system; we think for the better. #FoTS Rob Deemer has some thoughts on this and similar moves in the UK by Sound and Music.
- Don’t take candy from strangers, unless that is, you want to promote American composers. Lucy Mann is still going strong at 92.
- This week, the music world says an unexpected goodbye to composer Steve Martland.
- PLUS – The SoundNotion crew is sure to impress with its entry for #ritenpr, part of NPR’s The Rite of Spring centennial celebration. Release your inner choreographer and give it a try.