I don’t know if concert presenters are sensing a mid-season fatigue on the part of concertgoers, but March seems to be shaping up into a heavily theme-driven month for new music here in the Big Apple. Whether or not you’re a fan of these gimmicky strategies for packaging a concert, in the end it’s still all about the music, plus the marketing department gets to have a little fun, too.
For the past week, the new music community has been reeling from the sudden suicide of Jorge Liderman, composer and professor of music at UC Berkeley. Jorge will continue to live through his remarkable music which seemed at the cusp of reaching a broad audience. His extensive discography remains a tribute to his life and work. Here are a series of memories and tributes by students, colleagues, and friends…
It’s not easy to get a date on Valentine’s Day. But who the hell cares, because there are a ton of new music concerts going on to console our eternally bleeding hearts.
Does improvised music open a door to possibilities for social change? And if that’s the case, shouldn’t more people be paying attention?
A rundown of the goings-on during the first month of the new year.
There’s a concert out there for everyone this December—naughty or nice.
Performance injury among musicians is an issue of no small matter: a recent study identified that as much as 65 percent of the music student population suffers from a performance injury. But spreading awareness among composers of the potential that compositions may have on performer’s bodies is in its infancy.
There are plenty of reasons to leave the house in November, so let’s expend some energy before that end-of-the-month collective spike in tryptophan-levels that will likely leaves us passed-out on the sofa all night.
With the leaves soon to change color and start dropping from the tree branches, it’s primetime for concert-going.
After a long summertime hibernation, the new music scene attempts to stay outdoors, and there’s a festival out there to suit everybody’s fancy.