From electronics to Romanceros, Mario Davidovsky is not an adherent of any system, although his music is respectful of cultural traditions that go back millennia.
Elliott Sharp’s music continues to defy expectations; this is part of what makes it so exciting to listen to.
Composer Adam Guettel is trying to reinvent the musical theatre, and, if anyone out there can make such a thing happen, it’s him.
HE SAID, SHE SAID: Chen Yi and Zhou Long talk about how they’ve come to blend Chinese and Western classical compositional philosophies and sonorities as well as how they interact with each other as composers and spouses.
Whether hacking into an old radio or building software in pursuit of new sounds, composer Nicolas Collins is bending all the rules.
Orchestra Summit 2006
No one denies that we all want performances of new orchestral work that composers, musicians, and their audiences will look to with pride and satisfaction. Six key industry players discuss ways of reaching that goal and the hurdles that remain in our path.
Words seem to flow effortlessly from composer and essayist Ned Rorem, as do frequently biting comments, which we discovered when we spoke with him shortly after the world premiere of his opera, Our Town.
Daniel Bernard Roumain and Bill T. Jones simultaneously operate inside and outside the cultural mainstream.
The Unexpected Importance of Yes
Joan La Barbara discusses her compositional motivations and demonstrates her battery of vocal techniques.
What exactly does it mean to be writing an opera in the first years of the 21st century? Tobias Picker and Mark Adamo revel in the staggering resources of the world’s most opulent art form.