Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is well-known for having been a child prodigy. A previously unknown composition of his, dated c. 1767, when he would have been 11 years old, (PDF of score)
had it's premiere
earlier this week. [more inside]
posted by bardophile
on Mar 25, 2012 -
The “LSER” is a response to longstanding requests from subscription holders for a faster mode of self-ejection from the concert hall...The LSER will be a particularly comforting addition to the concert-going experience for patrons anxious about contemporary music, as in the case next month when music director Alan Gilbert will present “Le Grand Macabre” by the twentieth century master György Ligeti.
NY Philharmonic to install new Speedy Exit Ramp.
via Hell Mouth
, the blog of John Adams
. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on May 13, 2010 -
Maximum Reich is Q2's first multiplatform, multimedia-rich festival celebrating the iconic composer, Steve Reich. Complete with archival interviews stretching back 30 years, live concerts, an Eight Days of Steve blog, hosted segments with Nadia Sirota, an exclusive download of Dance Patterns, and Steve Reich himself, it promises to be quite the ride.
For the next week, Q2, the new music stream from WQXR, is celebrating the life and work of Steve Reich.
posted by Lutoslawski
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Music Journalist David Stubbs
has a new book
exploring why when the audience for modern art is huge, that for new music is tiny. The BBC, has an article
about this with an interview with the author and some sound samples.
posted by ob
on Apr 30, 2009 -
The Bang on a Can Marathon
is currently in progress at the World Financial Center
in Manhattan. This annual Marathon has taken various forms over the years, with a range of lengths, locations and admission prices; this year's features 26 straight hours of music from around the world, with free admission. Bang on a Can is the 20-year-old
new music presenting, producing and recording group co-founded by composers Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jun 3, 2007 -
is a new blog by employees of emusic
. Not much there yet but for MeFites who use the service, this looks like it could prove handy for keeping on top of what's worth checking out.
posted by dobbs
on Feb 22, 2007 -
Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
...Scroll down and play the audio clip..."The door of the recording room opened on to one of the large painting studios and I left the tape copying, with the door open, while I went to have a cup of coffee. When I came back I found the normally lively room unnaturally subdued. People were moving about much more slowly than usual and a few were sitting alone, quietly weeping." Sez Wikipedia: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet is a piece of music composed by Gavin Bryars in 1971. It is based around a recorded loop of an un-named tramp improvising a hymn.
The track was rerecorded with Tom Waits in the 80's, and can be bought on Amazon
. Originally heard on CBC's (soon to end) Northern Lights
posted by KokuRyu
on Feb 14, 2007 -