Author Archives: Eddy Ficklin

About Eddy Ficklin

Eddy is New Music USA's Technology Manager and Developer. He brings over 10 years of technology and new media experience to his position at New Music USA. In addition to database and website development for New Music USA (and Meet The Composer prior to the 2011 merger that created New Music USA), he has also been a team developer and information architect for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, CityLore and SUNY’s Collaborative Online International Learning Institute. An active composer and media artist, his recent and on-going works include soundbiting.org, an audio blog about (gay) urban existence, Sounds Like Staten Island, an audio database of recordings from New York City’s forgotten borough and the currently happening Song of the Rain, a performance/installation work dealing with climate change.

Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

When I looked through the Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-15 brochure, I was saddened by their lack of other contemporary repertoire. Then I flipped through the pages of the new issue of OPERA America’s magazine and experienced something very different. Pages full of contemporary opera, American and otherwise. Quite a study in contrasts.