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News December 22 2016 | by Ratzo B. Harris

A Man at Home On the Road—Remembering Mose Allison (1927-2016)

If you live, a day will come If you live, a day will come When the sun will shine and the crops will grow And …

News December 21 2016 | by Daniel S. Godfrey

Proudly Disruptive Yet Guilelessly Generous—Remembering Elliott Schwartz (1936-2016)

Forty years ago, as a grad student composer, I had learned about Elliott Schwartz’s more heretical works from the mid-sixties to early …

Five New Music Alive Residencies Embed Composers in Orchestras & Communities

Five composer and orchestra pairs have been selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year …

Women Composers Commissioning Program Expands, Names Three Awardees

Chen-Hui Jen, Wang Jie, and Hannah Lash will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the League of American Orchestras’ …

News December 12 2016 | by Paul Dresher

Magical Yet Practical—Remembering Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

“Over, under, and with a twist” — this was how Pauline Oliveros described the technique she was demonstrating for coiling an audio …

Today's Composer Birthday

Chris Thile

Born: Friday, February 20, 1981 Oceanside, California | NewMusicbox article

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