Are the kinds of art Americans are seeking and the places they want to go to experience that art accurately being measured by a survey like this one? Are the nation’s cultural organizations evolving fast enough to meet those needs and effectively support the livelihoods of living artists?
By Molly Sheridan
No sonic wallflower, Julia Wolfe really goes for the jugular (or the ear canal equivalent) with her new collection Dark Full Ride: Music in Multiples, and whether you come away having loved or hated the results (I don’t think there is a middle line to walk in this case), you will almost guaranteedly have been gobsmacked.
From the challenges of collaboration to the boundaries of imagination, Rinde Eckert shows us why it’s often more about an open mind than an open checkbook, more about always trusting than always being right. Read the interview…
By Molly Sheridan
Whatever your thoughts on the original three-hour Doctor Atomic opera—or if you didn’t get the chance to see it for yourself, as I did not—at just under 25 minutes this orchestral suite comes across as a tight, visceral ride that you won’t want to miss.
What does the future look like for arts journalism? The National Arts Journalism Program went out looking for exciting and sustainable models, and ten of those projects will be presented during a summit held today at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. We will be streaming a live feed from the event which will take place from noon-4 p.m. ET.
From Boston to Woodstock, from the Creative Music Studio to the Braxton Quartet and then beyond, Marilyn Crispell has explored a rich catalog of music both alone and in the company of some of the field’s most talented artists. Read the interview…
Weighing in at 300+ heavily inked pages, Notations 21 carries both the intellectual heft of an academic text book and the intrigue of a good coffee table read.
Ruby Fulton radiates a sort of “ask me anything” energy, so when the Baltimore-based composer stopped by the Counterstream studio to chat about her work, questions were fired and she unloaded the details behind some of the stories that have inspired her and the philosophies underneath the musical choices she’s made.
Whether a sincere revelation of self or a purely manufactured construction (all is fair in the pursuit of art, no?), Christopher Tignor’s music tends to hit the ear as an intimate disclosure, leaving the impression that the listener has been given the chance to peer into an unguarded mind. A warm tone, a languid phrase: You’d be forgiven for imagining that the door had been left cracked open, impossible to resist as you pass by.