View from Rhode Island: Finding Providence

Daphne Carr Providence, Rhode Island? For three to ten years? These were the back seat questions on my mind when accepting Brown University as the place at which I would do advanced study in ethnomusicology. To me, Rhode Island was a blip on the I-95 between New York City and Boston, a summer destination for […]

How do music and nature connect in your work? Bill Fontana

Bill FontanaPhoto by Oliver Barker My sound sculptures use the human and/or natural environment as a musical information system full of interesting sound events. In designing such real time musical information systems I am assuming that at any given moment there will be something meaningful to hear. I am in fact assuming that music, in […]

How do music and nature connect in your work? John Luther Adams

John Luther Adams in AlaskaPhoto by Cynthia Adams For me, music and nature are one and the same. No matter how clever we think we are, we human animals are an inseparable part of the natural world. Nature is the original source of all human music and all human thought. The landscapes of the North […]

Annea Lockwood Beside the Hudson River

Annea LockwoodPhoto by Nicole Tavenner Tuesday, November 11, 20031:00-2:30 p.m. Garrison, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Listening to the Environment Music vs. Other Types of Sound Valuing Acoustic Space Becoming a Composer The Glass Concert Piano Transplants Coming to America The Hudson River Writing for Other Musicians Read a complete transcript of the […]

George Crumb Named Musical America Composer of the Year

The Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts has announced this year’s 2004 Award recipients. Among them, George Crumb has been named Composer of the Year and composer/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been named Musician of the Year. Other winners are: Joseph Flummerfelt, Conductor of the Year; Susan Graham, Vocalist of the Year; Philharmonic Baroque […]