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SoundNotion 162: Rondo alla Bison

This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, performer and Mad Coyote Jerome Kitzke. We discuss the political scope of his work past and present. His new album on Innova Records is out July 29th. Also: Gang of a Cartoon and The Rest is Noise turns 10.
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SoundNotion 53: Quasi-Objectivity

This week on SoundNotion the Greenwood/Penderecki duo drop some new sounds, Alex Ross gets his own festival, the panels parses some Smooke Schtick, Opera Carolina is giving it away for free and Kyle Gann considers “quasi-objectivity” in music.


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SoundNotion 42: The One with Alex Ross

Alex Ross joins the panel to talk about his career as a music critic, the release of the paperback edition of Listen to This, copyright law, the Occupy Museum movement, and much more!


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Music is Hard 6: Words About Music

This week:
Is it possible to write and talk meaningfully about music? Why does some music writing suck? Why does some music writing transcend? How can we do it better?

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Jan Swafford’s article for Slate “A Grand Tour of Contemporary Music”
Linda Holmes’s article for NPR “The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything”
Alex Ross’s BRILLIANT books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This

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