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 …
Where do you think that your music fits on the classical-popular divide? Why? Diamanda Galas
Diamanda GalasPhoto by Tom Pitts
I think it is, indeed, difficult to locate my music; and I have seen it under pop, opera, new music, new electronic music, blues, satanic music, noise, gothic, black …