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Tag Archives: Spektral Quartet
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by outgoing MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber and executive director Todd Tarantino. We cover what’s new with MATA, new MATA commissions, and how to remain dogmatically undogmatic as a curator.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by outgoing MATA Festival artistic director Yotam Haber and executive director Todd Tarantino.
- We cover what’s new with MATA, this year’s MATA commissions, and how to remain dogmatically undogmatic as a curator.
- San Diego Opera donors are trying to keep the company afloat. And, there’s some good gossip too.
- YES! We talked about Minnesota again. (You know you missed it.)
- The 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards are announced (and this 10 year old kid won).
- Want Augusta Read Thomas to let you know you’re about to miss your mom’s call? How about Shulamit Ran informing you that an “UNKNOWN NUMBER” is calling? Spektral Quartet has just the thing.
This week on SoundNotion: the fungibility of Michael Henson, Festival City Edinburgh, Imogen Heap’s magic gloves, Issue Project Room’s 10th birthday, Joyce DiDonato’s LGBTQ props at the Proms, Beethoven on Coursera, AFM Local 802 questionnaire, and more.
- This week on SoundNotion, we discuss the apparently intractable labor issues with the Minnesota Orchestra. We consider Michael Henson an 11 out of 10 on the fungibility scale. The musicians? Well, you couldn’t have an orchestra without according to patrons of the group?
- #FoTS Drew McManus thinks it’s too late for Minnesota to keep Osmo Vänskä.
- AND Bill Eddins of Sticks and Drones – well, he’s just pissed.
- If the stories are to be believed, the entire Unhasu Orchestra of Pyongyang, North Korea was gunned down in a public execution at the behest of Kim Jong-un.
- #FoTS Tod Machover and the MIT Media Lab‘s Festival City gets its Edinburgh premiere.
- And speaking of the MIT Media Lab, Imogen Heap has magic gloves.
- Issue Project Room celebrates ten years!
- Spektral Quartet has a new Kickstarter project! Yes. I know we all have Kickstarter fatigue, but don’t you want to hear ringtones by Nico Muhly, Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Mason Bates, Sarah Kirkland Snider…?
- Coursera‘s new Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas course with the Curtis Institute’s Jonathan Biss started this week. Interested? There’s still room. Only 31,263 people are currently signed up.
- And speaking of master composers of great importance, PBS is set to release a new documentary on Jimi Hendrix.
- From #FoTS Rob Deemer this week – AFM Local 802 questionnaire. Question 1: “How do you really feel about 21st century repertoire?”
This week on SoundNotion, violinist, Parlour Tapes+ co-founder, NewMusicBox editor and new music entrepreneur Ellen McSweeney joins the panel. We cover the Chicago new music scene, non-specialist collaboration and “high risk” concerts at Parlour Tapes+.
- This week on SoundNotion, violinist, Parlour Tapes+ co-founder, NewMusicBox editor, and new music entrepreneur Ellen McSweeney joins the panel.
- We cover the Chicago new music scene, non-specialist collaborations, and the “high risk” concerts put on by Parlour Tapes+.
- We also consider Tom Huizenga‘s interview with St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertsonon NPR. He asks, “Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?”.
- And in totally unsurprising orchestral news, Minnesota Orchestra assistant concertmaster Stephanie Arado resigns.