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SoundNotion 116: Uneducated Plebs

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.
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SoundNotion 104: Dodecaphonic Babies

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by composer, drummer and death metal aficionado David T. Little. We discuss his new opera Soldier Songs, a new project about JFK, the ensemble Newspeak, the nature of ‘truth’ vs ‘facts,’ and the week’s news.


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SoundNotion 79: Loud Noises!

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by singer, educator and self professed Luddite Paul Sperry. We discuss the foible of atonal vocal works, amplification, indeterminacy with Bruno Maderna, tattoo regret, and the week’s news.


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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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