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Violinist, Composer Arnold Black Dies at 77

Arnold BlackPhoto courtesy of Ruth Black Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The cause was undetermined, but he had had heart trouble in recent years. He was 77. Arnold Black, a noted violinist and composer, died June 25 at his home in Charlemont, MA. The […]

NYFA Fellows

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships: Composers List Pheeroan Aklaff Pheeroan Aklaff is a percussionist whose recent compositions are an attempt to develop a cross-cultural synthesis, combining in one work the rhythmic influences of Japanese Haiku and Tanka verses with the melakarta scales of India, and in another, the ryo and ritsu scales of […]

Soundtracks: August 2000

It was not by editorial design, but rather a reflection of the current state of new music in this country, that in a month where NewMusicBox focuses on funding for New Music, almost every recording featured in SoundTracks was either completely DIY or released by a small independent label that received, in varying degrees, some […]

Meredith Monk Signs with Boosey & Hawkes

Meredith MonkPhoto by K. Scott Schafer Meredith Monk and her publishing company, Meredith Monk Music, recently signed a long-term, worldwide agreement with the publishing firm of Boosey & Hawkes. President Linda S. Golding of Boosey & Hawkes commented, “We are honored to welcome Meredith Monk to our roster, and are excited to be working with […]

John G. Schultz Named Executive Director of CRI

John SchultzPhoto courtesy of Composers Recordings, Inc. John G. Schultz, a veteran record-company and talent-management executive, was recently named Executive Director of Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI). Schultz succeeds Joseph R. Dalton, who resigned recently to pursue new career opportunities after managing CRI for 10 years. For the past two years as the managing director of […]

Michael Kaiser Appointed President of Kennedy Center

Michael KaiserPhoto courtesy of Cornhill Publications Limited The Kennedy Center announced on July 19 that Michael Kaiser has been named to replace Lawrence J. Wilker as president of the national center for the performing arts. His is slated to begin his new post in February 2001. Kaiser, 47, is currently the executive director of the […]

Soundtracks: July 2000

More probably than any component of NewMusicBox, SoundTracks inevitably reflects the diversity and ultimately uncategorizability of the music being created by American composers. Whereas each issue of NewMusicBox looks at a specific, albeit different, aspect of American music, SoundTracks always aims to be a reflection of what is being released on CD right now without […]

Composer Alan Hovhaness Dies at 89

Alan HovhanessPhoto courtesy of C.F. Peters Alan Hovhaness, a prolific composer who melded Western and Asian musical genres, died in Seattle on June 21, 2000. He was 89 and had suffered from a severe stomach ailment for the last three years. Hovhaness was born in Somerville, MA, on March 8, 1911 to Haroutiun Hovhaness Chakmakjian, […]

Soundtracks: June 2000

It is perhaps poetic justice that concurrent with our issue inspired by the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Music that Bridge Records has released the world premiere recording of the Pulitzer winner from 1999, Melinda Wagner’s Flute Concerto. There are a number of other Pulitzer alumni among the featured composers this month: Howard […]

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