Like most people these days, the sound artist Ellen Fullman is sheltering in place. But she has an unusual roommate: a massive installation she calls the Long String Instrument. “The Long String Instrument is an installation that I really have been working on my entire adult life,” Ms. Fullman said by phone recently. “Starting from […]
In the midst of a pandemic, those of us who are healthy, safe and able to work from home are of course lucky. Still, time can pass slowly when you’re cooped up in a Manhattan apartment… During our present moment of crisis, Bach provides solace, Beethoven stirs us with resolve and Brahms probes aching emotional […]
Richard Teitelbaum, an electronic artist, keyboardist and composer who combined an interest in non-western musical languages with a focus on experimental practice, died on Thursday at HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. His wife, the classical pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa, said the cause was a major stroke. He was 80. Click for full obituary on NPR
Krzysztof Penderecki, a Polish composer and conductor whose modernist works jumped from the concert hall to popular culture, turning up in soundtracks for films like “The Exorcist” and “The Shining” and influencing a generation of edgy rock musicians, died on Sunday at his home in Krakow. He was 86. His death was confirmed by Andrzej […]
Charles Wuorinen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and formidable advocate for modernist music, high culture and the composer’s worth, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 81. His publicist, Aleba Gartner, said the cause was complications of a fall sustained in September. Mr. Wuorinen, who won the Pulitzer in music in 1970 at age 31, composed […]
Check out Joshua Kosman’s write up on Other Minds Executive Director Charles Amirkhanian ahead of his 75th birthday bash and album release party for his New World Records 2 CD set Loudspeakers. “Whatever the venue, these are pieces that repay careful attention, for both the creator — who worked patiently and painstakingly to give his […]
Lou Fancher wrote about the past, present, and future of Other Minds in her recent article for the San Francisco Classical Voice. Also in the article, interviews of Other Minds 25 participant Jen Shyu, longtime Other Minds supporter Bob Hughes, our Associate Director Blaine Todd, and Other Minds Executive Director and Co-founder, Charles Amirkhanian. You […]
Friend of Other Minds, Terry Riley, received a large feature article in the New York Times, Dec. 19, 2019. The musician and composer is celebrating his 85th birthday — and his influence on a wide swath of culture — a bit early in Brooklyn. You can read it here.
Gershon Kingsley, a composer who brought electronic sounds into popular music and wrote the enduring instrumental hit “Pop Corn,” died on Dec. 10 at his home in Manhattan. He was 97. You can read the extensive New York Times Obituary (Dec. 15, 2019) here.
Simon Steen-Anderson whose works “approach the human behind the instrument, because then music can be about everything that is most important: communication, being, fragility, and intimacy,” was a featured composer at Other Minds Festival 17, March 1, 2012. World Premiere · Simon Steen-Andersen · TRIO Donaueschinger Musiktage Friday, October 18 with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, […]