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Just Why Does New Music Need Champions?

In a think piece for The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini reviews the history and reflects on how classical music became "a …

UK Reports on Music and Depression

Help Musicians UK has released the results of a pilot study of 2,211 self-identifying professional UK musicians who responded to an online …

News October 26 2016 | by Morton Subotnick

The Electric Heat of Creativity—Remembering Donald Buchla (1937-2016)

In 1962-63, in a vacated Elizabethan house on Russian Hill, Ramon Sender and I joined our equipment to make a shared studio; …

via BBC

Does Classical Music Exclude Minority Composers?

During an industry conference entitled "Diversity and Inclusion in Composition" that was convened by the UK's BBC Radio 3 at the Royal …

The Next Phase of “An Institution Dedicated Fiercely and Uncompromisingly to New Work”

Earlier this week, The New York Times announced that in order to devote more time to her career as a flutist, Claire …

News October 19 2016 | by Aaron Holloway-Nahum

Some Thoughts About Dorico The Morning After

I’ll admit to being something of a notational geek.  Elaine Gould’s Behind Bars sits on my bedside table.  I collect contemporary scores.  …

via Dorico

New Music Notation Software Program Dorico Unveiled in London

On October 18, 2016 starting at 7:00pm London time (2:00pm Eastern Standard Time), there will be a public introduction to the new …

News October 18 2016 | by Frank J. Oteri

Musical America Announces 2017 Honorees

New music is an important focus in the 2017 Musical America awards which have just been announced. Musical America, the United States’ …

Today's Composer Birthday

Doc Watson

Born: Friday, March 23, 1923 Deep Gap, North Carolina

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