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 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 […]

Carla Bley: On Her Own

Photo of Carla Bley by D.D. Rider Tuesday, June 10, 2003 Willow, NY Videotaped by Randy Nordschow Transcribed by Randy Nordschow and Frank J. Oteri Jazz and Non-Jazz Musicians Musical Origins Compositional Techniques and Methods Composing vs. Performing Enjoying Independence New Music Distribution Service Some Great Records Looking for America Promotion Read a complete transcript […]