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SoundNotion 174: Guerilla Distance Music

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by composer and train horn aficionado Keith Lay. We discuss his massive (metaphorically and literally) new work Distance Music at Lake Eola in Orlando Florida for spacialized train horns and brass ensembles.


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Music is Hard 43: Movement

This week:
What happens when musicians become “dancers”? Do players bouncing and swaying around look like idiots, or do their motions contribute something to the performance? Is there a point at which a performers movements can actually detract from an otherwise strong performance?

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Music is Hard 7: New Media

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What’s so great about new and social media? How is it different from old media? How should we use it, how should we not use it? What benefits does it bring?

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Maura Lafferty’s article for Sequenza21 “Kickstarter as a successful fundraising tool”

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SoundNotion 19: Fashion Forward

Topics include lethargy versus creativity, staying apprised of our colleagues’ work, the politics and fashion of the orchestral tailcoat, and more.


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  • Dan Visconti reminds us that sometimes, to get a lot done, we need to do a bit of nothing first.
  • Rob Deemer wonders if it’s possible to keep up with all the great music being created today. We wonder if it matters.
  • Do tailcoats make concerts special, or do they add to classical music’s PR woes?
  • We think Twitter and other new media platforms are changing the world and the arts. Chloe Veltman is skeptical.


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SoundNotion 10: Copyright Radius

Topics include the DSO’s latest musician loss, how not to use social media, the YouTube symphony, copyrighting pi, and more.


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  • The Detroit Symphony Orchestra loses it’s principal flutist to another orchestra.
  • Leonard Liebowitz, attorney for the DSO musicians, is in a bit of a sticky wicket.
  • omg! could somebody plz teach the dso how to use social media like grown-ups? dont make me lol.
  • Speaking of social media, Michael Tilson Thomas conducted the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
  • The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is calling out NEA Chair Rocco Landesman and disproving his “supply and demand” argument.
  • There’s a bit of a copyright fracas over musical expressions of pi (yes, that π).
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