Profiles

Terry Riley: Obsessed and Passionate About All Music

Terry RileyDrawing by Melissa Richard Terry Riley in conversation with Frank J. Oteri@ the Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX February 16, 2001 Transcribed by Julia Lu Earliest Musical Experiences Studying Composition and Discovering Jazz The Birth of Minimalism and In C Studying Indian Music Solo Keyboard Improvisations Just Intonation String Quartets & Other Chamber Music […]

Michael Tilson Thomas: Making Anything Sound Good

Michael Tilson ThomasPhoto by Terrence McCarthy Michael Tilson Thomas talks with Frank J. Oteri@ the New World Symphony, Miami Beach, FL Monday, April 16, 2001, 1:00 p.m. Transcribed by Julia Lu American Music and Welcoming in the Vernacular Orchestras as Repertory Companies Advocating American Repertoire Difference in the Reception of Music and Art American Music […]

Robert Ashley: You Can’t Call It Anything Else But Opera

Robert Ashley at his home in New York City March 13, 2001, 1:00pm Transcribed by Julia Lu Filmed by Jenny Undercofler Download the Entire Transcript [52K Acrobat PDF] FRANK J. OTERI: I’ve been following your music for over 20 years and am a huge fan of your work which is often hard to describe to […]

The Jazz Composers Collective on Creating and Performing

Photo by Lourdes Delgado February 8, 2001 at The Jazz Standard, NYC Members: Ben Allison Frank Kimbrough Ted Nash Michael Blake Ron Horton with Frank J. Oteri Conversation transcribed by Karyn Joaquino Precedents for the Collective Mutual Influence Ken Burns What is Jazz? Jazz Composition Herbie Nichols Reactions to Other People’s Interpretations Rights and Wrongs […]

Joan Jeanrenaud: A Fourth Approach to Performing Music

Joan JeanrenaudPhoto by Marion Ettinger, courtesy New Albion Records Joan Jeanrenaud talks with NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri at her home in San Francisco, CA, about her unusual post-Kronos career Friday, November 9, 2000 Transcribed by Lisa Kang The Role of the Performer The Electric Cello Standard Cello Repertoire and String Quartet Repertoire A Collaboration-Oriented […]

John Adams: In The Center Of American Music

John AdamsPhoto by Christine AlicinoCourtesy Nonesuch Records Just three days after completing the score for El Niño, a 110-minute "Christmas oratorio" for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, John Adams invites NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri to his home in Berkeley CA to talk about his newest work and how it fits in with his compositional aesthetics, […]

Pauline Oliveros: Creating, Performing And Listening

Pauline Oliveros Frank J. Oteri meets with Pauline Oliveros at Mills College, Oakland CA Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Transcribed by Lisa Kang Defining a Legacy Rethinking the Canon Texas Role Models and Contemporaries Electronics and Indeterminate Music Collaboration and Improvisation Working with Other Musicians: From Quintet of the Americas to Sonic […]

Carl Stone: Intellectual Property, Artistic License and Free Access to Information in the Age of Sample-Based Music and the Internet

Carl Stone California-based composer, radio host and computer music guru Carl Stone meets NewMusicBox editor Frank J. Oteri at the American Music Center Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 10 AM – 12 p.m. Filmed by Jenny UndercoflerTranscribed by Lisa Kang Formative Experiences The 20th Century and Pre-Recorded Sound Intellectual Property Barbie Getting Sampled vs. Getting Plagiarized […]

Music and the American Presidency: A Virtual Fireside Chat with U.S. Presidents

An aerial view of the South side of the White House Compiled by Frank J. Oteri andJenny UndercoflerAdditional research by David Hughes The Role of Music in American Life Personal Attitudes About Music Great American Composers Other Favorite Presidential Musicians Music & Diplomacy: International & Domestic The Chief Executive as Music Critic Some Thoughts About […]

John Eaton: Involving Audiences in the Sweep of the Music

John EatonPhoto by Lloyd DeGrane, courtesy of The University of Chicago Chronicle August 3, 2000 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm John Eaton in conversation with Frank J. Oteriat The American Music Center Filmed by Jonathan Murphy and David HughesTranscribed by Karyn Joaquino A Non-Theoretical Approach to Microtonality Writing Microtonal Music and Practical Realities Audience Perception […]