Articles by Trevor Hunter
Despite having a career that has spanned five decades, two continents, and 15 symphonies, Gloria Coates remains a largely unknown quantity on these shores after years of success in Europe. It would seem, however, that the Atlantic tides are turning.
A move to Amsterdam precipitated a burst of activity from Ned McGowan, turning him into a musical polymath whose diversity of interests is perhaps his greatest asset.
Alex Mincek’s melting pot mentality creates something very American, but also distinctly individual.
The author of A History of American Classical Music explains how he was able to encapsulate such a wide-ranging history in under 230 pages by concentrating on just sparking readers’ intellectual curiosity.
Can we hear when the envelope is being pushed to its limits?
Technology has allowed more and more control to be exerted by everyone involved with the creation and production of music, but the more far reaching implications are those that affect the audience.
It seems that the way people compose will affect their output—whether it comes from the ether, as it were, from a spirited improv session, or from a careful working out on the instrument itself.
Could the aesthetical chasm between composers and audiences be neurological?
Have there been any revolutionary leaders in music, rather than evolutionary benchmarks?
The authors of Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? discuss aural architecture, auditory spatial awareness and the gradual transformation of the listening experience into primarily an aural privacy completely divorced from physical surroundings.