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This week on SoundNotion, composer Steven Bryant joins the panel to discuss his music, writing for band, making a living as a composer, and technology. PLUS the new Grawemeyer Award winner, Q2 Music ambitious new show and news from the Tweet seats.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by composer and self proclaimed tech nerd Steven Bryant.
- We discuss his new (and devilishly difficult) Concerto for Wind Ensemble, his upcoming Concerto for Alto Sax & Winds written for Joe Lulloff and the Michigan State Wind Symphony, plus how to use electronics in works for large ensemble.
- We’ve got more news from the Tweet seats and this time the focus is on education.
- The Federal Trade Commission finally takes steps to crack down on the MTNA and it’s evil robber baron piano teachers.
- Q2 Music is launching an ambitious new program with in depth composer profiles. Support their efforts and get some Q2 schwag.
- Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic is awarded the 2014 Grawemeyer music prize for his chamber orchestra work “On the Guarding of the Heart.”
- FINALLY! Create your own woodwind fingering charts easily right here thanks to multiple woodwind artist Bret Pimentel.
- And as a special gift to composer nerds, the panel geeks out over form thanks to Music on Main.
On SoundNotion, Tod Machover collaborates with 2.6 million, the RSC to reform copyright for the public good, (no wait) the RSC wimps out over copyright reform, the Internet Radio Fairness Act draws opinions and Anthony Tommasini wants your special moments.
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- The National Endowment for the Arts released a report this week outlining how arts are funded in the U.S., by them and by others.
- Speaking which, NEA Chair Rocco Landesman announced his retirement this week. Sad to see him go, but we’ll always have the memories.
- It’s hard times for classical music and The Times is ON IT! We regretfully engage the chicken-littling of Les Dreyer, who misses the point completely in his conclusion. (Ed. note: What a pompous ass! -Dave)
- The Mobile Symphony Orchestra succeeds in converting at least one new symphony patron by allowing him to (GASP!) tweet during a performance!
- We rediscover the music of Laurie Spiegel, a pioneer of electronic music. She is one of the few composers with a gold record floating around outside our solar system.
- Savvy musician? Or savviest musician?
Wondering what to get for your favorite composer or musician (or podcaster) this holiday season? We’ve got some ideas.
- Spotify Premium: starting at $9.99 for one month
- Yamaha Pianica 37-Note Melodica: $107.94 at Amazon
- Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker: $25.95 at Amazon
- Chazzano freshly roasted coffee: $17/lb. or $432 for an annual subscription
- cloud backup (not sexy, super useful): various plans and prices
- Sakura SE2000 Electric Eraser (yes, you read that right): $34.25 at Amazon
- Our favorite pencils: