Category: Features

John Cage and “specific things, beings or events”

Cage’s music often demands more from performers than simply learning the notes and rhythms. In the case of Atlas Eclipticalis the notation is unique leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

March 13, 2012

The way we name music (and babies) now

When it comes to naming music and babies, I feel like it takes a brilliant linguist or a sort-of-crazy-person to do something truly original.

October 28, 2011 | ,

Get to Know the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival Resident Composers

We caught up with the 8 Resident Composers of the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival to ask them about their music and themselves. AWS: What is the first piece you wrote? Do you still own up to it? Clint Needham: The first piece I wrote was Star Crossed Lovers for band as a high school freshman […]

July 1, 2011 |