This week in Internetland

  • What if everyone’s favorite child sorcerer was studying composition? Check out this amazing Harry Potter recast from Scott Spiegelberg, assistant professor of music at DePaw University. It’s the ninth installment in John Lanius’s Carnival of Music.

  • Musicformaniacs.blogspot.com, curated by Mr Fab since October 2004, is a virtual Wal-Mart of ” ‘outsider’ recordings and utterly unique sounds.” A great lunchtime playground for audiophile adults, recent highlights include a feature on Toydeath, a band that creates music out of an “arsenal of toys to make any kindergarten green with envy”, and the gangsta rap of Philip Glass.

  • Talk about service journalism…Ionarts blogger Charles T. Downey gives us the down and dirty recap of the Santa Fe premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s one-act opera Ainadamar.

  • Note to those seeking the youth market: it’s not a short attention span you must deal with, it’s a demand for complexity. Bring on the Ferneyhough.

  • Mediabistro.com gives Alex Ross a pop quiz. Come back from vacation, Alex. We miss you!!!

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