A lot of our most highly funded institutions and visible organizations are dominated by quickly aging visions of making music. This stretches from professional ensembles and orchestras to the academies and conservatories where future musicians are trained.
James Horner was a true gentleman, a smart businessman, an excellent teacher, a sensitive artist with a big heart, and a composer who loved the art of collaboration—despite not always getting his way.
The National Composers Intensive, organized by the LA Philharmonic, invited ten collegiate composers to write for wild Up. While readings of student works are not uncommon in the new music world, the Intensive was unusual in that composers had multiple opportunities to hear and revise their works.
It was a project that began with a questionnaire, ate its way through at least 500 Post-its, inspired a few unexpected interviews, and finally found its voice here. Now, build your very own!
A deep-cut exploration of the nature of technology, our relationship with it, and how decisions about it in one place and time shape attitudes in another place and time.
How does a New York freelance musician survive with her soul intact? Violinist and yoga teacher Heidi Schaul-Yoder shares ancient teachings that go beyond the conventional wisdom of “staying tough.”
Jazz, rock, classical, and other man-made genres are steps away from pure musical and sound expression. The music business as we know it today dictates the limitations, and this is what Ornette drove home to me and my fellow band mates.
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has awarded composer David Hertzberg its $15,000 Underwood emerging composer commission for a work that will be premiered by ACO in the 2016-2017 season.
Since we cannot be those who hold the door open for our own work, we should be a community dedicated to holding the doors open for one-another.
Composer, conductor, arranger and historian Gunther Schuller (1925-2015) has died at the age of 89.