Adding another twist to the webcasting royalty rate debate, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has rejected the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel’s suggested rate structure.
John Adams. The Next Carnegie Composer in Residence? John Adams will assume the Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2003-04 season, industry insiders say. Word has it that Adams attended a meeting Tuesday with Carnegie Hall representatives including Artistic Administrator Ara Guzelimian, though Carnegie Hall has as of yet made no official announcement. It […]
After he’d miserably flunked a high school exam, Yogi Berra’s disheartened teacher asked him: “Yogi, didn’t you learn anything?” The future baseball Hall-of-Famer replied: “Ma’m, I didn’t even suspect anything.” Like Yogi, no one could ever teach me much of anything. As a young man I figured that the few things I didn’t already know […]
Molly Sheridan: There are obviously many new worlds that technology has opened up in music. Do you ever feel like this has taken the humanness out of the performance and creation of it? Will developments like your Creatovox synthesizer help add that element? Curtis Roads: As a musician, I began working with computers in 1972. […]
Courtesy Peer Music I am a self-taught composer, assuming the definition is merely that one has had no formal lessons with a teacher of composition. I’m certainly not a self-taught musician. I attended the Manhattan School of Music as a pianist. I studied with Seymour Lipkin, a marvelous musician, and soon after, I met Paul […]
Photo by Mark Livshits Thoughts of a Self-Taught Composer The experience of a self-taught composer is very different from that of a conservatory graduate. First, why did I go that way? When I interviewed at a conservatory in my youth and asked whether I should enroll there, they said no — saying that I would […]