Composer Jessie Montgomery interweaves classical music with vernacular songs, improvisation, and language, presenting exciting challenges for a music copyist or engraver. Here are some of those challenges and how the results were achieved.
Escobar Digital is an aggregator for the digital sheet music subscription service nkoda, allowing scores from small publishers and self-published composers to appear in the nkoda catalog alongside larger publishers.
Composer and orchestrator Jeremy Borum shares his tips and tricks about sheet music preparation that may help streamline your process to achieve the fastest and most accurate way to get from raw MIDI to a printed score, regardless of what DAW or notation software you use.
The Listening Machine is an ambitious project to generate automatically a continuous stream of music based on the activities of 500 Twitter users in the UK, from May to September 2012. The work was commissioned by The Arts Council in the UK for The Space, a pioneering public service joint venture between the BBC and The […]
The New York Philharmonic has an education outreach program called Very Young Composers that connects elementary school students as young as eight years of age with the orchestra, and this past weekend Tri States Radio, which covers parts of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois as part of the National Public Radio network, ran a story highlighting the […]
Jay Vilnai is a New York-based guitarist, composer, teacher, and front man for the experimental chamber ensemble Vampire Suit. Of Russian-Romanian-Polish descent, he was raised in Jerusalem, and having started learning the guitar at the age of 14, he showed sufficient promise that he was able to move to the United States of America to […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tdjXbVVWfM[/youtube] With just 73 days to go until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic and Paralympic games, the anticipation around the UK, and indeed the world, is building. One of the key ways in which LOCOG, who are staging the games, are getting young people excited about the games is through the mascots for […]
John Powell is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand composers, his music having graced more than 50 feature films. British-born, John has called the United States his home for the past fifteen years, during which time he has scored many top films, in addition to collaborating with fellow celebrated composers Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams. He […]
A Lorca Soundscape is a new work by bassist-composer Alexis Cuadrado, reflecting on Federico Garcia Lorca‘s 1930 book Poeta en Nueva York with a series of jazz pieces that use the poetry by as lyrics. To be premiered at the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University in New York on 27 March, […]
This past weekend, the New York Times ran a profile of cellist and composer Joan Jeanrenaud, who performed with the Kronos Quartet for more than 20 years but retired in 1999 following her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis to pursue a solo career as both performer and composer. Jeanrenaud lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where she […]