Look out world—here we come!
There’s no reason a so-called serious composer should feel the urge to pooh-pooh something just because it has a steady beat.
Is a little bass and drum in the mix the key to hooking ears?
Music is a very central part of the clothing store experience, but maybe there could be better music for such an environment than the music most clothing stores choose.
How do you teach fundamentals to students who are already writing big, large-scale works without squelching their imaginations? Do you rein them in? Do you let them run wild?
The week in media shows us how new music is both more and less popular in ways we never even imagined.
Does new music always have to be so, um, new? A little inventive non-innovation goes a long way too.
One of the things I’m looking forward to most about getting older
(actually, one of the only things I’m looking forward to) is the right
to be as intellectually and creatively lazy as possible.
While initially my wife and I were extremely excited about an iPod (after all, our society instills in us the desire for the latest technological innovation), the charm wore off as soon as we talked about what music we would put on it.
There’s nothing more revealing than borrowing colleagues’ MP3 players; it can be a revelatory window into their psyches, not only for what they listen to, but how they listen and organize.