In centuries past, the ONLY way one could become familiar with a composer’s music was to hear it at a live concert. Today, of course, we not only have live concerts but recordings, radio (to an extent), scores, the internet and heaven knows what else. The key question, of course, is which approach is best […]
This answer is applying to all music, NOT mine in particular! The best possible way for someone to be introduced to any music is to follow a work from start to finish. Reflect, keep an open heart, be generous, open you ears to all surprises, sing along when possible, dance along if possible, feel the […]
A live concert, a radio broadcast, a recording, a musical score and a sampling from the Internet all offer possibilities with certain caveats for those who are unfamiliar with my music. The concert hall experience is one that I heartily support because of its unique ambience. I regard my music as a part of a […]
After intensive periods of performance, recording and teaching, my ears sometimes tell me they need a rest from music.
Joseph Lanza Whatever happened to supermarket music? There was a time – not very long ago – when one could stroll through the aisles of an A&P or a Safeway while violins, pianos, guitars, harps and trumpets played soft instrumental versions of old standards and current hits. These ceiling serenades offered the musical equivalent to […]
Listening is still a woefully underdeveloped sense compared to sight.
Miguel Del Aguila“The best way to introduce my music to listeners is ideally in a concert hall, well rehearsed, well performed and to a discriminating audience..” Benjamin Lees“…I suppose the best way of becoming acquainted is to have a score at hand while following the recorded piece…” Augusta Read Thomas“The best possible way for someone […]
Heidi WalesonPhoto by Melissa Richard Intellectual property has been a locus of debate for centuries. The difficulties of establishing standards for its ownership and exploitation stem from the fact that such property is not tangible, but rather the expression of the human mind and spirit. What is more, most creations of this kind can only […]
Mark A. Fischer“…dissemination of music on the Internet is not just good, it’s wonderful…” Richard Danielpour“…I do not believe that a composer’s work should automatically be public property…” Jeff Harrington“How can we be worried about the economic impact of this or that technology when we don’t even have people’s ears?” Amy Knoles“I think of Napster […]
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard No issue has been more divisive to people in the music community than the current debate over the free dissemination of music over the Internet and that dissemination’s inherent violation of the copyright laws governing intellectual property. We’ve decided to jump into the fray ourselves this month. Intellectual property […]