Author Archives: Frank J. Oteri

About Frank J. 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.

The Gospel According to John Corigliano

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.

Putting Composers in the Center

Frank J. OteriPhoto by Jeffrey Herman Many people in the music business will continue to ponder the significance of the simultaneous annual conferences of the American Symphony Orchestra League, OPERA America, Chorus America and Dance/USA that made up the first-ever National Performing Arts Convention in Pittsburgh last month. Of course I’m biased, but I believe […]

Peter Schickele: Humor in Music

In the Kitchen with Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach), Manhattan Monday, March 15, 2004—1:00 p.m. Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Photo by Peter Schaaf Composer and Humorist How to Make Music Funny The Birth of P.D.Q. Bach How Classical Music’s Past Can Help Its Future Merging Two Separate Compositional Streams Friends often tell me […]