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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

World Premiere of “Ten Thousand Birds” by John Luther Adams in Social Media

Now: @AlarmWillSound plays at #pmcstl between @TheNineNetwork & @stlpublicradio in @GrandCenter. pic.twitter.com/5swlhVyahA — Michael K (@w0px) October 20, 2014 John Luther Adam's piece has the kids (people) captivated at #publicmediacommons — Willis Arnold (@WillisRArnold) October 20, 2014 http://instagram.com/p/uWzysLr_vu #tenthousandbirds @alarmwillsound #pmcstl pic.twitter.com/P422KsS6ud — The Sheldon (@sheldonstl) October 20, 2014 @alarmwillsound at #pmcstl pic.twitter.com/JgWSUhj7fj — The […]