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Meredith Monk Wins $250K Gish Prize

Composer, singer, and multidisciplinary artist Meredith Monk has been named the recipient of the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a $250,000 …

News September 13 2017 | by Frank J. Oteri

Remembering Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017): A Citizen of the “Fourth World”

I still remember the first time I heard recordings from The Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center that were issued in the early …

Four New American Operas Premiere in Philadelphia This Month

From September 14-25, Opera Philadelphia will present "an immersion in new American opera." There will be world premiere performances of three new …

News September 8 2017 | by Joey Baron

Harmonies That Welcomed Imagination—Remembering John Abercrombie (1944-2017)

John Abercrombie set the template for me as far as how to play music with an open mind. His manner towards fellow …

News August 31 2017 | by Stephen K. Steele

Suspending Time and Figuring Out the Impossible—Remembering David Maslanka (1943-2017)

Generous. Kind. Humanitarian. Gentle. Mentor. Humble. Friend. Oh, and a composer. My first exposure to David Maslanka’s music was in the spring …

Today's Composer Birthday

Carl Schimmel

Born: Sunday, September 21, 1975 Pensacola, Florida | NewMusicbox article

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