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SoundNotion 100: Cage Match

This week on SoundNotion we have composer, writer and highly emotional human being Daniel Asia (yes, that Daniel Asia). We discuss his Huffington Post piece on John Cage, masterpieces & geniuses and what makes music “useful.”


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SoundNotion – Episode 6 “No, really, it’s final.”

Topics include the Detroit Symphony’s big cancellation, NEA budget cuts, controversial remarks from the NEA chair and Kennedy Center president, Michael Daugherty’s Grammy, Anna Nicole up in Lights, Radiohead’s new album, Spider-Man’s broadway spectacle, and more.


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  • Detroit Symphony musicians reject the DSO’s final final offer.
  • Congress passes deep budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • NEA Chairperson Rocco Landesman may not think that’s such a bad idea; he said there’s too much art already.
  • The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser thinks we just aren’t making art that’s any good.
  • Michael Daugherty and the Nashville Symphony had a good night at last week’s Grammy Awards.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole makes waves at the Royal Opera House in London.
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is getting its share of reviews while still in previews on Broadway.
  • Radiohead is trying yet another new distribution model with their new album The King of Limbs.
  • Composer Helmut Lachenmann is honored for his body of work with a big, fat check.
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