View From the East: Big Statements

Greg Sandow Last month, I celebrated the diversity of new music—or, more exactly, how impossible it is to find a central style, tone, or meaning in what composers do right now. All of us are on our own; it’s fun to learn to live with that. This month, I want to go to an opposite […]

Picture Perfect: A HyperHistory of Film Music in the United States

Nicole ZarayPhoto by Sean Gullette Do film composers ever get the fame they deserve? Probably not… They toil long hours for the Hollywood machine behind the heavy curtain of post-production, while the film’s stars and director are already sauntering through candid clips on Entertainment Tonight. Rarely do we see a film composer on prime time […]

Toy Piano Installation Premieres 24 New Works

Pack a roll of quarters and head to New Media Gallery to experience Seattle-based composer Trimpin’s Klavier Nonette, an exhibit that allows viewers to insert a quarter and choose from 40 compositions for 9 toy pianos that are…

Jennifer Bilfield Named President of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

The promotion, which was initiated by Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing, Ltd. John Minch, acts more as an endorsement of the accomplishments of Bilfield–who has served as the company’s general manager since the fall of 2001–than as a change in job responsibilities.