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.

Ingram Marshall: Today’s Music Tomorrow

Self portrait by Ingram MarshallPhoto courtesy Nonesuch Records Frank J. Oteri visits the home ofIngram Marshall in Hamden, CT Tuesday, July 17, 2001, 1:00 p.m. Interview Videotaped and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Tape Music vs. Score-Based Music Musical Boundaries From Fog Tropes to Hymnodic Delays Working with Other Musicians The Orchestra Recordings Promotion and Documentation […]

Natasha Sinha: Top Ten!

Natasha SinhaPhoto by Raj Sinha Natasha Sinha talks with Frank J. Oteri at the New York City offices of ASCAP May 24, 2001—11:30 a.m. Conversation videotaped by Jenny UndercoflerTranscribed by Julia Lu The Life of a Composer The Process of Composing, Audiences and Peers Musical Influences From Notation to Performance Program Music and the Avant-Garde […]

Terry Riley: Obsessed and Passionate About All Music

Terry RileyDrawing by Melissa Richard Terry Riley in conversation with Frank J. Oteri@ the Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX February 16, 2001 Transcribed by Julia Lu Earliest Musical Experiences Studying Composition and Discovering Jazz The Birth of Minimalism and In C Studying Indian Music Solo Keyboard Improvisations Just Intonation String Quartets & Other Chamber Music […]

Michael Tilson Thomas: Making Anything Sound Good

Michael Tilson ThomasPhoto by Terrence McCarthy Michael Tilson Thomas talks with Frank J. Oteri@ the New World Symphony, Miami Beach, FL Monday, April 16, 2001, 1:00 p.m. Transcribed by Julia Lu American Music and Welcoming in the Vernacular Orchestras as Repertory Companies Advocating American Repertoire Difference in the Reception of Music and Art American Music […]

Lead or be Led

If we are to be part of a viable international musical culture, we must honor our own achievements as a fundamental portion of the larger world-based continuum.

Robert Ashley: You Can’t Call It Anything Else But Opera

Robert Ashley at his home in New York City March 13, 2001, 1:00pm Transcribed by Julia Lu Filmed by Jenny Undercofler Download the Entire Transcript [52K Acrobat PDF] FRANK J. OTERI: I’ve been following your music for over 20 years and am a huge fan of your work which is often hard to describe to […]