Winners of the 2001 BMI Student Composer Awards with BMI President Frances Preston and composer Milton Babbitt, Chairman of the AwardsPhoto by Gary Gershoff, courtesy of BMI Nine young composers, ranging in age from 15 to 26, have been named winners in the 49th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. They were recognized for “superior creative […]
Lori DobbinsPhoto courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. I decided I wanted to be a composer when I was an undergraduate studying music at San Jose State University. At the time, I realized that I was keenly interested in the structure and language(s) of music. However, at the end of my studies there, I knew I […]
Dean SuzukiPhoto by Ryan Suzuki That the worth of record labels specializing in experimental music is invaluable would be difficult to argue against. While live performances may be the best way to experience music, recordings, which may be heard through such media as radio and the Internet, in addition to home, automobile and portable audio […]
Greg SandowPhoto by Melissa Richard It was such a New York night. There we were, “we” being an audience of several hundred, in the shadow, the valley, or, better, the notch between the two twin thrusts of the World Trade Center towers. And from the stage in front of us roared the music of Glenn […]
D.C. Culbertson over the yearsFinal photo by Mark Longaker, others unknown By D.C. Culbertson© 2001 NewMusicBox “Act your age!” “Age is nothing but a number.” “With age comes wisdom.” “He looks good for his age.” People talk a lot about age. They speak of golden years, midlife crises, middle-age spread, callow youth, being young at […]
How old do you have to be before you can write a great piece of music?
Lori Dobbins“…when I was an undergraduate studying music at San Jose State University…I realized that I was keenly interested in the structure and language(s) of music…and needed to develop a deeper understanding of composition, and of music in general…” Andrew Imbrie“…I became a Wagner fan. I got to be very interested in the ‘Ring’. That […]
Natasha SinhaPhoto by Raj Sinha Natasha Sinha talks with Frank J. Oteri at the New York City offices of ASCAP May 24, 2001—11:30 a.m. Conversation videotaped by Jenny UndercoflerTranscribed by Julia Lu The Life of a Composer The Process of Composing, Audiences and Peers Musical Influences From Notation to Performance Program Music and the Avant-Garde […]
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