The Accidental Plagiarist in All of Us
To differing degrees, we’ve all been guilty of cryptomnesia, the process of claiming an original thought already encountered elsewhere.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:04 -0500
Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven
The composer's music and life story are deeply woven into China's cultural, social and political fabric, inspiring revolution and providing comfort.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:26:00 -0400
Songs We Love: The Westerlies, 'Saro'
Hear the self-described "accidental brass quartet" put a new spin on an old British ballad in an evocative arrangement by Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0400
BRIC JazzFest Marathon: 27 Bands in 3 Nights
The festival will run a full week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 15, and feature many free events, including a jazz-movie program hosted by Nelson George.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:04 -0500
Jazz : NPR
Three Miles Ahead
Hear three interpretations of the musical icon: on screen, with actor and director Don Cheadle; on the page, with co-biographer Quincy Troupe; and on stage, with trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:19:53 -0400
Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner
The communication between piano and voice often becomes deeply personal. Two rising stars of their instruments prove as much in duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:05:18 -0400
Norah Jones On Piano Jazz
The smoky-voiced singer reinvents standards like "The Nearness Of You" in a 2003 session.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:16:00 -0400
BADBADNOTGOOD On World Cafe
The Toronto improvisational band is known for collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Tyler, the Creator. Watch a video of "Speaking Gently."
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:04:49 -0400
Summer Residency Snapshots: Where Trust Meets Productivity
With less pressure to produce concrete results, composers and performers tend to create with more verve. This week, a few more Avaloch New Music Institute examples illustrate how friendship can be a vital collaborative tool and how developing trust over a long period of time generates more interesting, sustainable work.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:20:57 +0000
Showcase of Six New Operas-In-Progress plus an Entire New Opera to be Presented in L.A.
The L.A. based opera company, The Industry, has announced the third installment of its biennial West Coast workshop for new American operas. In February 2017, portions of six new operas-in-progress--composed by Nicholas Deyoe, William Gardiner, John Hastings, Laura Karpman, Marc Lowenstein, and Dylan Mattingly--will be presented as well as the concert premiere of Bonnie and Clyde by composer Andrew McIntosh and librettist Melinda Rice.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:55:56 +0000
Jonathan Kramer’s Gift
Jonathan Kramer's Postmodern Music shows how our contemporary experience colors and reshapes our audition of everything, from Beethoven to new pieces he never could have encountered. And so his last book, published this month and more than a decade after his death, is not only still relevant; it’s prescient.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:53:07 +0000
California Sunshine: Remembering Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016)
Hutcherson had his own distinct tone and sound on the vibes, very different from the prominent mallet players of the day, but as a composer and musical philosopher he was also one of the most important conceptualizers of music in the last half of the 20th century.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:00:22 +0000