Fun with Internet vanity searches, or, how to keep tabs on your place in the new music pecking order.
I had a vested interest in the announcement of this year’s Guggenheim fellows since I was among the roughly 3,000 who applied.
Can you articulate your musical concerns to other artists from different disciplines? It’s harder than you think, and we could all get a little better at it.
How long has it been since you’ve been completely blown away by a new piece of music? And by completely blown away, I mean you underwent an utter transformation, everything was earth-shatteringly different afterwards, and now, following a considerable amount of soul searching, an absolute epiphany has hit—or something along these lines anyway.
Are you missing out on free money? If you’re not signed up with ASCAP or BMI the answer is yes.
Why not tap composers to specifically create these aural pacifiers, rather than compromise music not designed to be presented in such a context? What about a sonic environment designed to gently transition the ears from the constant din of whirring airplane engines to the comparative peace and quiet of the terminal?
Should we really be calling ourselves composers when we’re really just part-timers?
Escorting you through the velvet rope into the World Wide Web.
Take a listen to what the art world is sounding like these days.
A starter’s guide to hacking and shredding the web, violin smashing technique 101, and how to resurrect the dead… But wait, there’s more: futuristic blogging birds. Read within the next five minutes and we’ll throw in K-Tel’s dodecaphonic classics.