Alexandra du Bois Imagine you are an undergrad composer just home from a rehearsal, sick and exhausted, and the answering machine light is blinking. The voice that comes over the speaker belongs to Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington offering you a commission. You might think the medicine was getting to you. For Alexandra du Bois, […]
Documentarians for film and European TV screened at three-day film festival.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison and new music philanthropists Joan and Irving Harris will be honored by the American Composers Orchestra at their 25th Anniversary Gala…
Need to find a piece for wind quintet written after 1990? Wishing you knew of a new 15-minute chamber suite to round out that perfect program? For those with a need for new music, the ultimate source has arrived on the Internet. Tomorrow…
The digital age and the new definition of copyright
CISAC 2002 World Congress meets; Gerber commemorates VOA’s 60th anniversary; Carrillo named ACO’s Van Lier Composer Fellow for 2002; Eight composers to participate in the Minnesota Orchestra’ second Composer Institute.
Greg Sandow Something happened as I got ready to write this column—I thought I got bored with the music I was going to write about. I guess that’s an occupational hazard for critics, since we’re forced to pay attention to all kinds of things, whether we really care about them or not. In this case, […]
Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki In a way, I will be preaching to the choir in this column. On the other hand, the point raised is one worth considering or, perhaps more accurately, reconsidering. That which is new, unfamiliar, or outside of the realm what we are comfortable with, that which we do not understand, […]
This month, my people, those with lips as agile as their fingers, reign supreme over the newly released recordings.
It’s a situation most Americans who keep on the path of school to workplace to retirement may never have to face, but for composers who graduate and don’t seek full-time employment, obtaining and paying for health insurance can be a lifelong battle…