Opera: coming soon to a theater near you.
Mr. Waggoner needs to be reminded that a lot of the noise with which the world is inflicted is optional.
Keeping an eye on the bad guys.
I was in Osaka recently to perform at the 10th Annual Festival Beyond Innocence, almost certainly the last—certainly the last ever at its weird and wonderful location known as Festival Gate.
Modern composition has a reputation for experimentation and ingenuity, but are composers these days really thinking outside of the box?
If my music is incompetent, two large public universities are at least somewhat complicit. If my music labors under false or unrealistic assumptions, on the other hand, all the blame belongs with me, because you choose your assumptions.
The left label says “noise,” the right, “music.” It’s an ad, but what is it advertising?
Shouldn’t music and cultural historians start to examine the unknown composers of well-known music of post-1900 mass media?
Who decides what is popular and what will sell?
There’s no getting off this post-modern Ferris Wheel, so just sit back and enjoy the ride.