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David Silverman, a.k.a. The Flaming Tuba Guy (and of Simpsons directing fame), will appear on the Tonight Show, um, tonight, accompanied by his specially crafted, fire-spurting sousamaphone. Someone TiVo this for Sam Jones.
- Alex has put some thought into it and decided to rename classical music, “Awesome Music.” I’ll have what he’s having.
- Care if they listen? Maybe think again. Proof positive that there is danger in writing too specifically for your audience. “Squeaky-deakey!” just kills me.
- Also, take a listen to John North Wright, surely to be crowned the Henry Darger of opera. [both items via musicformaniacs]
- And while you’ve got your headphones on: listen through to the end of this clip. Handel never sounded so…so modern.
- We’re doomed! Oh, wait. Maybe not.
- MySpace is the best or the worst thing to happen to musicians. Oh, wait. Murdoch? Yeah, that’s probably not so safe.
- And they say composers isolate themselves.
- There are angels over Boston. Whether or not that’s a good thing? Matter of opinion—several (one, two, three, four) opinions, actually.
- Composer Joseph Bertolozzi has begun developing Bridge Music, which will use the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, New York, as its instrument. Performances (slated for 2009) will be broadcast live to audiences on the shore, as well as incorporate live radio/web/telecasts via microphones strategically placed on the bridge’s surfaces. Amazingly, he’s not even the first guy to think of such a thing.
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