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Keeping it New: Kronos Taps Du Bois for First Under 30 Commission

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, […]

Playing the same old song? Meet the NewMusicJukebox

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…

News In Brief 10/2/02

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.

View From the East: Honest Voice

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, […]

View From the West: How Do We Judge New Music?

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, […]