Gossip and post-modernist fun in a time of economic and social uncertainty.
- Perhaps in response to Bush’s plans for the Fed Chair, the new music world got a little auction-happy this month. The New York Miniaturist Ensemble is playing a supply and demand game of their own.
- Meanwhile, the American Composers Orchestra managed to not only turn a profit but also apparently reunited some famously estranged colleagues.
- I started to get a little carried away with this new Google feature. But playtime turned depressing pretty fast.
- Scott Spiegelberg muses on people’s resistance to classical music for fear of seeming uncultured. A.C. Douglas helpfully points out, “They are uncultured, and should be made to understand that.”
- In other high-culture line drawing and related hilarity: the case of Darwin and the provocative libretto. [via felsenmusick]
- And in the crying so hard I’m laughing category:
Number of composers having their works performed at the 2006 Proms—106
Number of those composers who are women—0