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Sound American 16: The Anthony Braxton Issue

A collaboration between Sound American and the Tri-Centric Foundation, this issue allows readers to dig deep into the history, context, and performance …

News August 24 2016 | by NewMusicBox Staff

Showcase of Six New Operas-In-Progress plus an Entire New Opera to be Presented in L.A.

The Industry, a non-profit, artist-driven L.A.-based experimental opera company, has announced the third installment of its FIRST TAKE series, a biennial West …

News August 23 2016 | by Joe Chambers

California Sunshine: Remembering Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016)  

[Ed. note: Los Angeles-born composer and vibraphonist Robert "Bobby" Hutcherson passed away from emphysema in his home in Montara, California, on August …

News August 22 2016 | by NewMusicBox Staff

Wadada Leo Smith Receives $25K Mohn Career Achievement Award

Composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has received the Hammer Museum’s 2016 Mohn Award for Career Achievement “honoring brilliance and resilience.” The $25,000 …

Today's Composer Birthday

Phillip Johnston

Born: Saturday, January 22, 1955 Chicago, Illinois

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