Guitarist, improviser, composer, and Other Minds 25 artist Mary Halvorson was interviewed in the May 2021 edition of Stereophile Magazine. Click here to read a scanned PDF version of the interview.
Julius Hemphill’s music uses stark, lyrical abstraction and svelte dissonances to confront the vicissitudes of black American life. “I like to make things,” the saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill told an interviewer from the Smithsonian in 1994, a year before his death from diabetes. “It might not equate to the great American novel…but I can […]
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, Terry Riley decided to stay right where he was, which just so happened to be in Japan. The composer had arrived in the country in February 2020 to do preliminary work for a piece commissioned by an arts festival held on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan. […]
“I am sitting in a room,” Alvin Lucier’s classic work of sound art, will be performed by 90 artists in honor of his 90th birthday. Alvin Lucier at home in Connecticut. His most famous work involves him repeatedly playing and rerecording his taped voice into a space. Credit…Jillian Freyer for The New York Times By […]
Services like Spotify and Apple Music pulled the business back from the brink. But artists say they can’t make a living. And their complaints are getting louder. The heart of musicians’ critique is how payouts are distributed. In Britain, more than 150 artists signed a letter asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson for reforms. In the […]
During the pandemic, some houses have continued finding ways to make their spaces and performances more environmentally sustainable. La Scala in Milan is now using LED bulbs and smart lighting.Credit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times By Rebecca Schmid May 10, 2021, 5:02 a.m. ET The coronavirus pandemic has challenged day-to-day norms in the opera […]
San Francisco Classical Voice outlines the San Francisco Symphonies reopening plans. Click here to read the full article.
Marc Masters outlines the extensive musical history of Mills College in Oakland and links to old and new releases. Read the full article on Bandcamp here.
(read the full article on NY Times here) Is the Music Over at Mills College? A hotbed of experimental sound for nearly a century, this school in Oakland, Calif., is preparing to close its doors. (Geeta Dayal) Fred Frith, whose career has included avant-garde rock and idiosyncratic improvisations and who retired from Mills in 2018 […]