I’m a huge fan of Stephen Scott’s work, so I had a million questions to ask him about minute details of how this music is conceived and executed. This talk gets very detailed—sort of an everything you ever wanted to know about the insides of a piano and weren’t afraid to ask approach—and, as such, is a bit of an indulgence. But I think it’s an indulgence worth indulging. Listen to the music and watch the video, and you’ll find yourself asking some of the questions I did.
Brooke is a composer driven by overarching musical and philosophical questions regarding technology and performance practice, as well as a desire to understand by deconstructing.
Phil Kline, Vijay Iyer, Haleh Abghari, and Derek Bermel speak about civic engagement and the responsibilities of artists in advance of the ’04 American presidential election.
NewMusicBox talks to three composition competition judges about the inner workings of the awards process.