Despite our relatively short history as a nation, the United States boasts an artistic landscape that is arguable the most culturally diverse in the world.
John AdamsPhoto by Christine AlicinoCourtesy Nonesuch Records Just three days after completing the score for El Niño, a 110-minute "Christmas oratorio" for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, John Adams invites NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri to his home in Berkeley CA to talk about his newest work and how it fits in with his compositional aesthetics, […]
Pauline Oliveros Frank J. Oteri meets with Pauline Oliveros at Mills College, Oakland CA Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Transcribed by Lisa Kang Defining a Legacy Rethinking the Canon Texas Role Models and Contemporaries Electronics and Indeterminate Music Collaboration and Improvisation Working with Other Musicians: From Quintet of the Americas to Sonic […]
Listening is still a woefully underdeveloped sense compared to sight.
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard No issue has been more divisive to people in the music community than the current debate over the free dissemination of music over the Internet and that dissemination’s inherent violation of the copyright laws governing intellectual property. We’ve decided to jump into the fray ourselves this month. Intellectual property […]
Carl Stone California-based composer, radio host and computer music guru Carl Stone meets NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri at the American Music Center Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 10 AM – 12 p.m. Filmed by Jenny UndercoflerTranscribed by Lisa Kang Formative Experiences The 20th Century and Pre-Recorded Sound Intellectual Property Barbie Getting Sampled vs. Getting Plagiarized […]
Unlike the impending Presidential election, there are tons of musical choices in SoundTracks this month ranging from new recordings of acknowledged American musical masterpieces to rediscoveries of overlooked musical treasures to works from newly-emerging composers never before on CD. In the orchestral music department, there is a new recording of Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, […]
There needs to be a greater musical awareness among the people who hold our elected offices. But there also needs to be a greater political awareness on the part of people who make and shape music in this country.
An aerial view of the South side of the White House Compiled by Frank J. Oteri andJenny UndercoflerAdditional research by David Hughes The Role of Music in American Life Personal Attitudes About Music Great American Composers Other Favorite Presidential Musicians Music & Diplomacy: International & Domestic The Chief Executive as Music Critic Some Thoughts About […]
I’ll never forget the utter amazement I experienced the first time I was exposed to the notion of “microtonal music.”