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 Temperature is HOT at the 2003 JJA Awards

On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, which was the hottest day of the year thus far, the heat of great music and occasional flaring tempers permeated the otherwise adequately air-conditioned B.B. King‘s Club near New York’s Times Square where the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) held their Seventh Annual Awards Celebration for excellence in music and journalism. […]

Edward T. Cone: Not Theory, Practice…

Frank J. Oteri visits the home of Edward T. Cone Wednesday, January 22, 2003—Noon Princeton, NJ Videotaped and Transcribed by Randy Nordschow Composition as Criticism and Criticism as Composition Writing About Music vs. Writing Music How Music is Born and Popular Recognition On Music Theory Is Anything Beyond Analysis? On Performances Is Analysis and Criticism […]

2003 Grammys Announced: American Composers Shut Out

This morning, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. announced the Final Nominations List for the 45th Annual Grammy® Awards. However, the music of contemporary American composers is, as usual, largely under-represented. Of the five works nominated for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” (given to a living composer for a work issued on a […]