You’re Doing It Right

Cross-posted from http://NewMusicShelf.com/News. I want to point out a composition competition that’s making a point of being completely above-board. It’s a nice counter-example to the skeevy one I mentioned in my recent post about composition competitions. This is...

askacomposer

Today I participated in a pretty cool little event: #askacomposer on Twitter, organized by AskTheMusicians.com. There were some really interesting questions asked, and some equally interesting answers given. I thought it was a really fun time, and look forward to the...

Yu-Wen Wu: Songbook

January 15 to February 18 was an exciting time for me. Yu-Wen Wu, the visual artist for whom I wrote "A Glimpse" while we were in residence together at the VCCA last year, had a new solo exhibition at the Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and a portion...

Speculation

Allow me to speculate for a moment. Getting music performed live is difficult. Very difficult. I know because I’ve produced a series of new music concerts in Manhattan for several years, now. It’s a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. A vital one, though. But I’ve...