With three guitars, fifteen balloons, a talking doll, and a serious commitment, composer and guitarist James Moore recorded John Zorn’s The Book of Heads, a challenging collection of 35 etudes now available on a CD/DVD set from Tzadik.
Bassist and jazz bandleader Linda Oh offers insights on bridging training and personal expression, ditching stifling preconceptions, and the fundamental value of truly listening to the people around you.
In advance of the release of her second full-length album Unremembered, Sarah Kirkland Snider opens up about integrating disparate influences, embracing deeply emotional content, and the process of developing her signature works.
Combining words and music, Matana Roberts recounts an experience that showcases the kindness of strangers and the instincts of an improviser.
In between highlights from his various albums, Gabriel Kahane charmed the gathered crowd with his story of moldy cookies, the letter, the golf sweater (which he was wearing), and a business trade with a most unexpected twist.
Advice from new music veterans on maintaining motivation, making career choices, and standing up to your critics. Also, we explain hip hop to Milton Babbitt.
This Sunday the virtual #musochat salon will hold its third open door event on Twitter to talk creative issues and career quandaries. How did all this get started in the first place? Here’s what we now know…
By combining data, algorithms, and sampled sounds, Brian Foo is using his computer programming skills to learn how to make music. In the process, he’s turning these raw materials into deeply engaging and memorable sonic experiences.
Introducing a new way to enjoy the music and interviews NewMusicBox collects every month! You can now sit back and listen to audio-only versions of the profile videos we have created in a single continuous stream, or pick and choose to create your own playlist.
Earlier this month, Nouveau Classical Project premiered Vin Calianno’s Sororatorio: a Cuntata, which took as its text the famed, absurdly vulgar 2013 email lashing delivered by a Delta Gamma chapter president. So just how did he end up setting that much anger and profanity to music?