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.
An aerial view of the South side of the White House
Compiled by Frank J. Oteri andJenny UndercoflerAdditional research by David Hughes
The Role of Music in American Life
Personal Attitudes About Music
Great American Composers
There needs to be a greater musical awareness among the people who hold our elected offices. But there also needs to be a greater political awareness on the part of people who make and shape music in this country.
Unlike the impending Presidential election, there are tons of musical choices in SoundTracks this month ranging from new recordings of acknowledged American musical masterpieces to rediscoveries of overlooked musical treasures to works from newly-emerging composers …
I’ll never forget the utter amazement I experienced the first time I was exposed to the notion of “microtonal music.”
John EatonPhoto by Lloyd DeGrane, courtesy of The University of Chicago Chronicle
August 3, 2000 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm
John Eaton in conversation with Frank J. Oteriat The American Music Center
Filmed by Jonathan Murphy …
Photographer and patron Betty Freeman, who has been something of a Nadezhda von Meck to composers ranging from Harry Partch and John Cage to La Monte Young and Kaija Saariaho as well as numerous visual artists, talks about what music she funds and why.
When classmates told me that the Clash were revolutionaries, I told them to check out pieces like Fontana Mix or It’s Gonna Rain and hear what revolution really sounded like.
Guitarist Gary Lucas has been one of the most in-demand in the realm of experimental rock for decades. Perhaps best known for his stint with Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Lucas was also the electric guitarist for the European premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Lucas talks about Beefheart and Lenny as well as his numerous fascinating solo projects.
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard
Over the years, I have frequently bemoaned the fact that there is no Nobel Prize for Music. While only in my most musically zealous moments I’d claim that musical …
Members of the board of directors of the American Music Personnel in Public Radio–
Outgoing President Beverley Ervine (WOSU-FM, Columbus OH), Chris Kohtz (WGUC-FM, Cincinnati OH), Boyce Lancaster (WOSU), Robert J. Lurtsema Robert J. Lurtsema (WGBH-FM, Boston MA), Deanne Poulos (KBAQ-FM, Phoenix AZ), and Lois Reitzes (WABE-FM, Atlanta GA)–get grilled about broadcasting the music of American composers.