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MICF Resident Composers 2018

Congratulations to the 8 composers selected to work with Alarm Will Sound, Chen Yi, and Alex Mincek at the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival. The festival will be held July 23 to 28 in Columbia, MO and is presented by the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the University of Missouri School of Music. Oren Boneh, Berkeley, […]


Digesting Music

At a party last week I was presented with what was obviously a loaded question: “What do you like about the music you play?” Let’s ignore the fact that I play a wide variety of music, everything from funk to minimal to modernist to postmodernist to folk to… What the questioner was asking about was that music. […]

August 14, 2017

Alarm System – Rashad Becker: Lunch and Music

Today I realized I make utilitarian lunches. As I was chewing on my roast beef sandwich with some months-old dijon mustard, I noticed the meat didn’t go all the way to the edges of the bread. I noticed the mustard was placed in a dollop right in the center. I noticed I was eating for calories […]

August 14, 2017