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.

James Tenney: Postcards from the Edge

Whether combining serialism and minimalism, reconceptualizing microtonality or ragtime, or re-assembling an Elvis recording, James Tenney’s music continues to push limits while bridging opposition.

Getting Beyond Criticizing the Critics

The NAJP Classical Music Critic Survey and the upcoming National Critics Conference in Los Angeles have Critics Critic Frank J. Oteri thinking that maybe it’s time to get beyond the criticism and to rally together.

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 […]