Should NewMusicBox run an obituary of Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006)?
Even if music is something akin to “intelligent design,” does it mean anything in the end?
So who’s writing In Memoriam Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? Come on. I’m sure it’s at least crossed somebody’s mind.
The Knights played a concert at the visually stunning Angel Orensanz Center called Rewind which I should have loved, but they never stopped playing.
Time again and again I have witnessed concert halls packed with avid followers for youth orchestras and often these ensembles have better precision and musicality than many adult community orchestras.
Most of the professional lenses might be trained on Brangelina’s baby this week, but if new music had a tabloid, we bet our Page Six would look something like this…
How much impact does today’s conservative discourse have on the music we write?
Mozart’s 250th birthday celebration throws more “fair and balanced” programming out the window.
While I had a fabulous time at the free Bang on a Can Marathon at Manhattan’s Winter Garden Atrium, my level of commitment and connectivity to the listening experience was nowhere near what it had been just days before in concerts at L.A.’s Walt Disney Hall.
Many composers who are mid-career or beyond lack the training and experience of composing music that is for the blossoming musician. How can we entice them into exploring this uncharted territory?