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Who is Creative Placemaking? New Music, Integrity, and Community

Who Is Creative Placemaking?

In the past four years, a new cash spigot has been cranked open for contemporary arts funding across the nation: Creative Placemaking. If current arts policy trends continue, then new music’s institutional vibrancy might depend on how it fits into this rubric, interfacing with communities on levels rarely considered in the past such as neighborhood pride, commercial impact, and livability.

The Score Has Got You By the Short Hairs

By Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Assumptions are baked into every aspect of music notation, often layered one on top of the other, and they color the kinds of music we can make. Make too many wrong assumptions about a notation and you’ll quickly dig yourself into a hole.

Profiling the Jazz Police

Jazz Police badge

There’s a belief among musicians that there is a cabal of jazz writers, reporters, and critics who influence, undermine, and control jazz musicians. As someone who has had the tremendous privilege of working as a jazz writer, reporter, radio station music/program director, documentarian, and essayist for 25 years, I can honestly say that no such cabal exists.

The Class of 2013

graduation

We are nearly finished with the NewMusicBox @ 15 Anniversary Celebration! This is a look back to some of the most interesting content of 2013 in a “yearbook award” format. Befitting this season of graduations, no?

2012: A Baker’s Dozen

A Baker's Dozen

2012 was so chock full of great content that it was honestly tough to choose these thirteen highlights! Whether you prefer to read, get creatively active, or massage your ears with new sounds, there is something here to tempt.

Twelve Tidbits from 2011

dozen

2011 marked numerous changes—especially within the realm of technology and how we use it—that set NewMusicBox on the path to the present day.

2010: Favorite Things And Inspirations

2010

2010 was significant for me personally since I officially began working at The Box that year. Included in this post are links to favorite articles, inspiring composer interviews, and assorted tales from that year.

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