Articles by Randy Nordschow
Is the art of music notation being stifled by software?
One man’s journey to title someone else’s music.
Sometimes I wonder if I only in order to have a reason to beget that awesome title I just came up with.
After a long summertime hibernation, the new music scene attempts to stay outdoors, and there’s a festival out there to suit everybody’s fancy.
Modern composition has a reputation for experimentation and ingenuity, but are composers these days really thinking outside of the box?
Remixing music has been going on for decades, but why haven’t more new music composers gotten into tweaking works by their colleagues?
Classical music junkies seem to be in cahoots with the audiophiles to create some kind of angry lynch mob and burn their latest heretic, the iPod. Cut us some slack here.
Yes, the official concert season doesn’t kickoff for another month, but there’s no reason to throw in the towel because there are plenty of ear-tickling events going on, even in this most musically arid month we call August.
Is the lack of interest in conceptual approaches to music a sociological incongruity, or a generational thing?
Do you have to struggle during the compositional process in order to create something musically worthwhile?