Field Reports

Seattle: Junkman’s Obbligato

Trimpin: Archival Investigations, housed through February 24 at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, is a retrospective view of some of the artist’s best known pieces from the 1970s and ’80s—works which mark him as a master mixer of computers and traditional acoustic instruments.

Baltimore: Audience On Its Feet to Welcome Alsop

Much has been made about Marin Alsop’s appointment as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s new music director-elect—a post she’ll assume beginning in the 2007-08 season. To say the least, Alsop’s appointment marks an immense change at the helm for the BSO. Last night, Baltimore got a glimpse of the maestra in action.

Minneapolis: Build It And They Will Come

The Renegade Ensemble’s enlists armature musicians into its ranks, cultivating a more community-first approach which attracts a favorable crowd to this relative newcomer to the Twin Cities music scene.