If you think that you have to have gallons of publicity and a well-developed knack for the commercial to survive in Los Angeles, contemplate a hardy, high-minded, world-famous concert series called Monday Evening Concerts.
Concerts celebrating Steve Reich’s seventieth birthday are being staged around the globe this year so I thought it would be fitting for western Michigan to contribute to the party. But first, a field trip to set the tone.
In recent years, Portland has earned a reputation as one of the capitals of indie rock, but the city also reverberates to a surprisingly robust “new music” / postclassical music undercurrent.
South of the Poconos, west of Philly, and way east of the Iron City: To those more accustomed to large urban hubs, it might feel like the middle of nowhere, but music fans have a wide range of options here in Central PA.
Robert Kyr enjoys a windfall of premieres and performances that tests the 54-year-old composer’s self-asserted ability to get by on a couple hours of sleep per night.
Martin Bresnick’s Pine Eyes whittles away at the saccharine Walt Disney version of Pinocchio, exposing a darker, unadorned version of the classic story. No lie.
A new coalition of 17 different new music ensembles and organizations join forces in the Windy City.
Slomo Video, the brainchild of video artist Ryan Junell, is made up of one-minute videos, all very slow, made by a total of 85 artists from all over the country.
A seminal Alvin Lucier sound installation triggers complaints of nausea by museum staffers.