Photo by Josh Mitchell The saddest thing in musical America today is that we are the only century in history in which the past takes precedence over the present and where performers take precedence over the music they perform. A performer of my age and reputation earns in one evening what I earn in a […]
Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki Last month I offered a broad survey of sound sculptures, invented instruments, their creators, and role in modern music. In this column, I will take a closer look at a single work focusing on newly invented instruments: Paul Dresher‘s Sound Stage—an interdisciplinary music theater piece performed by Zeitgeist, the new […]
Greg Sandow Warwick, NY: When you read this, it’ll be around Labor Day, time for going back to school, for work, for the concert season, and for other urban pursuits. But I’m writing in the country, on an August night, the air thick with the buzz of insects. So I thought I’d say goodbye to […]
A bias against the word “critic”.
Ned Rorem, Carolyn Yarnell, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, James Wierzbicki, and John Zorn take on music critics. Plus a transcript of a 1989 Telluride Summit about Music Criticism.
CYO Music Director Liza Grossman and Associate Director Eric Berken at work Molly Sheridan: What sparked the founding of the CYO in 1995? Liza Grossman: I had been directing another youth orchestra, and in 1992, Bernard Rands came to Cleveland. He was going to be the featured speaker at a new music seminar that was […]