Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard I still remember the first time I heard the music of each of the four so-called fathers of minimalism. Philip Glass came first for me. It was 1979. I was a junior at the High School of Music and Art and an aspiring composer with little knowledge of contemporary […]
A scene from the 1984 Production of Einstein On the BeachPhoto by Tom Caravaglia, courtesy Zeisl Frank J. Oteri talks with Philip Glass Tuesday, October 9, 2001—5:00-6:00 p.m. Dunvagen Studios, New York, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Amanda MacBlane Art vs. Entertainment Labels, Music Criticism, and Changing Tastes Reflecting on Earlier Music Breaking Musical Taboos […]
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard For years, I’ve entertained a fetish for being in spaces that took me away from the present day: walking through ancient ruins like Macchu Picchu in Peru or Volubilis in Morocco, sleeping in Colonial B&Bs in the Northeast or Antebellum homes in the Deep South, or even drinking in […]
Ray Kurzweil, Gil Rose, and Tod Machover Ray Kurzweil, Gil Rose, and Tod Machover September 24, 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Moderated and Videotaped by Frank J. Oteri Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane What is an Orchestra? Why Introduce Technology into the Orchestra? Convincing Audiences and Administrators The Repertoire and the Venue Standardization and […]
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard Standard repertoire apologists who are loathe to acknowledge the scarcity of new music in orchestral programs or on the radio frequently make the claim that for people who’ve never heard the music of Mozart or Beethoven, their music is new music. This line of reasoning has always struck me […]
Richard Einhorn Editor Frank J. Oteri visits Richard Einhorn at his studio. New York City — Friday, August 10, 2001, 2:00 P.M. Interview Videotaped and Transcribed by Amanda MacBlane New Music and Old Music The Hermetically Sealed Classical Music Community Schoenberg’s Legacy The Cutting Edge New Music in Older Styles New Music for Early Music […]
How concerned should composers be about the distant future?
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 […]
How old do you have to be before you can write a great piece of music?
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 […]