Age: Does It Matter?

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 […]

Nothing to Fear?

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When looking at the influence that age has on a composer there are several things to keep in mind so that we don’t get lazy and fall into the ruthless trap of overgeneralization; advice that should also be observed when reading Ayn Rand novels.

When did first you know that you would be a composer and what is the earliest work that you still acknowledge?

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 Sinha: Top Ten!

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 […]

Anthony Gatto

Anthony GattoPhoto courtesy of the composer Composer Anthony Gatto was born and raised in Brooklyn. In May of 2001, he received his D.M.A. in composition from the Yale School of Music, where his teachers were Jacob Druckman, Martin Bresnick, and Ezra Laderman. Dr. Gatto has also studied with Lukas Foss and Ornette Coleman. He has […]

Music Panelists

Music Composition, Preliminary Panel Mel Marvin, composer, director, Resident Composer of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts James Mobberley, composer, Curators’ Professor of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music Diedre L. Murray, composer, Queens, NY Final Panel Joy HarjoPoet/Musician/WriterHonolulu, HI Jennifer LawsonProducerWashington, DC Mel MarvinComposer/DirectorResident Composer, The […]

Winners

Film/VideoShelli Ainsworth – Minneapolis, MNSteven Matheson – St. Paul, MNGarret Williams – Minneapolis, MN LiteratureJonathan Brannen – St. Paul, MNSarah Fox – Minneapolis, MNMaureen Gibbon – Plymouth, MNAdrian Louis – Marshall, MNKevin McColley – Pinewood, MNDan O’Brien – Whitewood, SDSheila O’Connor – Minneapolis, MNBertrand Vogelweide – Richardton, ND Music CompositionBrent Michael Davids – Minneapolis, MNAnthony […]

The Guts of Mushroom

Professor Lyon wrote Mushroom in Perl, a language developed in the late 1980s by Larry Wall, and a common choice for programmers who want to coordinate many different systems at the same time. When Lyon first became “seriously involved” with computer music in 1985, he wrote in C, but he started looking at Perl in […]