Soundtracks: August 2000
It was not by editorial design, but rather a reflection of the current state of new music in this country, that in a month where NewMusicBox focuses on funding for New Music, almost every recording …
Earning Interest for New Music
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard
As one of many American composers who has yet to make a living from composing music, I am simultaneously perplexed and humbled by the economics of music making in …
The Many Views of Betty Freeman
Photographer and patron Betty Freeman, who has been something of a Nadezhda von Meck to composers ranging from Harry Partch and John Cage to La Monte Young and Kaija Saariaho as well as numerous visual artists, talks about what music she funds and why.
Maybe it is all Rock ‘n Roll
Young musicians and listeners today are increasingly sophisticated and open-eared. They don’t care much about what music is called. They care about how it sounds.
Composer Alan Hovhaness Dies at 89
Alan HovhanessPhoto courtesy of C.F. Peters
Alan Hovhaness, a prolific composer who melded Western and Asian musical genres, died in Seattle on June 21, 2000. He was 89 and had suffered from a severe …