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.

New York: Inside the Hurly-Burly

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…

Welcome to NewMusicBox 2.0

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…

Not a Vacation In Rome: Charles Norman Mason and Susan Botti head for the American Academy

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 […]

Defying Manners

Once you accept that there’s nothing you can’t do, you can ultimately do anything you want.

Stephen Scott: The Inside Story

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.