There’s always a moment at some point in the American Music Center’s Annual Awards Meeting and Awards Ceremony when it feels great to be a part of the American new music community. Sometimes there are several. I want to share a few of mine…
Listen to just about anything ever recorded in the Glass canon.
For the past year, we’ve been recreating NewMusicBox from the bottom to the top, making it more intuitive and easier to navigate and giving it a structure that will allow us to update information everywhere on the site more frequently: weekly, daily, hourly! So forget about sleeping…
Previous Composers in Residence at the American Academy in Rome Stephen Albert Kathryn Alexander Samuel Barber Leslie Bassett David Snow Bates Robert Beaser Jack Beeson Larry Thomas Bell Derek Bermel Chester Biscardi Martin Bresnick Todd Brief Steven Burke Edmund Campion Elliott Carter Shih-Hui Chen Morris Moshe Cotel Sebastian Currier Nathan Currier William Douglas Denny Tamar […]
Has the Pulitzer prize actually changed? It looks like it hasn’t, and that might be a good thing.
Weighing discovering a new asteroid against writing a string quartet
Once you accept that there’s nothing you can’t do, you can ultimately do anything you want.
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.
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 an extremely apt metaphor for a weekend that wound up being the best conference this organization has held in recent memory. Indeed, despite the shuffle that […]