Articles by Frank Oteri
Frank J. Oteri, New Music USA's Composer Advocate and the Senior Editor of NewMusicBox, is an outspoken crusader for new music and the breaking down of barriers between genres. Frank’s own musical compositions reconcile structural concepts from minimalism and serialism and frequently explore microtonality.
I’m a huge fan of Stephen Scott’s work, so I had a million questions to ask him about minute details of how this music is conceived and executed. This talk gets very detailed—sort of an everything you ever wanted to know about the insides of a piano and weren’t afraid to ask approach—and, as such, is a bit of an indulgence. But I think it’s an indulgence worth indulging. Listen to the music and watch the video, and you’ll find yourself asking some of the questions I did.
Once you accept that there’s nothing you can’t do, you can ultimately do anything you want.
The overarching title for the 2005 membership conference of Chamber Music America was “Found in the Shuffle.” While that name doesn’t initially seem to be saying much, it proved …
For better or worse, everything has a name. Everything, that is, except the music we feature in this web magazine.
John Corigliano emphasizes the importance of “the world” over “our world,” challenging us always to see the bigger picture in order to be better composers, better listeners, and better citizens.
A musicians within whom contemporary performance and klezmer traditions intersect.
How klezmer remains relevant by bending the rules.
Band is so much more than a half-time act.
The members of BCM International have each successfully transitioned into being full-time composers as a result of their wind band compositions.
Escaping the quagmire of historic progression by subverting it.