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Time is Money: The importance of notation in new music

Due to some scheduling conflicts, I recently found myself in the very unusual position of being in the audience at an Alarm Will Sound concert, instead of performing in it. The opportunity to observe the way my colleagues interact with each other, with composers, and with audiences was fascinating, if slightly disorienting.  The band was […]

August 14, 2017

Recording Radio Rewrite

A few weeks ago a former student of mine asked for advice about recording.  Her quintet was heading into a professional recording studio for the first time and they were wondering what to expect. My first response was: “Expect to get tired and frustrated!”  Upon reflection, I was a little taken aback that my first […]

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