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.

Annea Lockwood Beside the Hudson River

Annea LockwoodPhoto by Nicole Tavenner Tuesday, November 11, 20031:00-2:30 p.m. Garrison, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Listening to the Environment Music vs. Other Types of Sound Valuing Acoustic Space Becoming a Composer The Glass Concert Piano Transplants Coming to America The Hudson River Writing for Other Musicians Read a complete transcript of the […]

John Duffy: The Composer as Statesman

John Duffy Wednesday, October 22, 2003—12-2 p.m. at the American Music Center Videotaped by Randy NordschowTranscribed by Jonathan Murphy A Composer From the Bronx Respecting America’s Many Classical Musics Role Models and Mentors Writing for the Theater Meet The Composer Working in the Music Industry as a Composer Duffy’s Issue-Oriented Music Read a complete transcript […]

The Piano: More Than Black and White

Frank J. OteriPhoto by Jeffrey Herman It feels like pianos are everywhere again. The media was all over the 150th Anniversary of Steinway, which also happened to be concurrent with the 175th anniversary of Bösendorfer and the opening of their first-ever American office. Last month, a 21-piano concert marathon reverberated throughout the World Financial Center […]

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela at the Dream House

From Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:33 PMto Thursday, August 14, 2003 3:15 AM Videotaped by Randy Nordschow Transcribed by Frank J. Oteri, Randy Nordschow, Amanda MacBlane and Rob Wilkerson © 2003 La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela© 2003 NewMusicBox Anahata Nada and Long Sustained Tones Improvisation vs. Composition The Guru-Disciple Relationship The Evolution of The […]

OBITUARY: Ellis Freedman, Legal Counsel to American Composers, 82

Ellis J. Freedman, a pioneer in the field of intellectual property law who served as legal counsel to Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and others from three generations of American composers, died on June 16, 2003 from cancer. He was 82 years old. Freedman (b. May 3, 1921 in Albany, NY) practiced law in New York […]