A musician only needs so many rhinestone violin pins. Here’s some holiday cheer with punch.
If there were such a thing as truth buried somewhere inside music, would we find it all that artistically interesting?
Tolerance for strange film scores and things like Radiohead is quite high. So if dissonant music isn’t keep audiences away from the concert hall, what is?
Do composers overall tend to care more about the way things sound than what they mean?
There is not a single grant that specifically provides commission funds to composers wishing to work with amateur or youth groups.
Critiquing the critics, holiday gift ideas, and one track you must hear before the millionth Muzaked holiday carol drives you over the edge.
While an informed opinion is always more valuable than an uninformed opinion, listeners feel that they can speak openly about their opinions, informed or un-.
When you think about the holidays, do you ever think about new music?
Participating in this Institute was the single most important thing I have ever done as a composer, not only for the performance but also for the long love affair with the orchestra this week has inspired.
Those of us who teach are inundated with numerous requests from current and former students to write letters of recommendation for them at this time of year, as the deadlines for their applications to schools loom large.