For the 2014 edition of Make Music New York, NPR Music commissioned Sunny Jain, founder of Red Baraat, to write a new song that would kick off the season in massive, marching-band style. He came back with "100+ BPM."
As Avant Media posted to Facebook: "We handed out a bunch of Disposable cameras for our epic 8-hour performance of John Cage's Variations IV during the Avant Music Festival. We've finally gotten them developed."
In advance of the movement, Classicalite spoke with Gureckis--the composer behind it all. And as you can read below, he had a lot to say about collaboration, costumes and the role of any composer at large.
Unathi Mtirara, the producer of "Madiba: The African Opera' and grandnephew of Mandela, admitted that the show had run out of money after only three performances.
"U.S. Airways is not letting us put our violins on an airplane," said Time for Three violinist Nicolas Kendall (far right) in a new video, standing next to the plane. "How many artists have to deal with this shit?"
Pianist James Rhodes is launching a new record label (in association with Signum Classics) called Instrumental Records. The label will be formally launched at a concert at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Marylebone, London, on June 4. The first album, called 'Five', sees Rhodes recording Bach's Partita, BWV825, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 15, Chopin's Ballade No 3 and Scherzo No 2, Gluck's Orfeo Melody (arranged by Sgambati) and Schumann's Frühlingsnacht (arranged by Liszt).
Bradley Wisk, a 32-year-old "poperatic tenor" that was a student of Giorgio Tozzi at Indiana University in Bloomington, is among the first 25 dudes looking to get a rose from bachelorette Andi Dorfman.
If you're still counting, Inspirato is celebrated Greek composer Yanni's seventeenth studio album, released last month on Sony Masterworks.
Cousin to saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Steven "Flying Lotus" Ellison has shared a Vine vid of him, Thundercat and the great Herbie Hancock futzing around in Hancock’s studio.
Watch the world's favorite soprano shill for Austria's second-rate airline. Then, watch a behind-the-scenes look at the world's most favored soprano shilling for a second-rate Austrian airline.
Founded in 2009 by then 17-year-old pianist Zuhal Sultan, the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq--"the world's bravest orchestra"--needs your help in coming to America.
With snow on the ground the morning of in lower Manhattan, Alan Fletcher, Aspen's president and CEO (and, full disclosure, Classicalite guest blogger), brought a star-studded roster--Aspen and Atlanta music director Robert Spano, soprano alumna Dawn Upshaw, St. Louis concertmaster David Halen, noted violinist and chamber music coach Sylvia Rosenberg--to SubCulture on Bleecker St. for a one-night-only gig.
This week, once again, Yoko Ono shared her feelings about the coming Earth Day 2014 by reprinting the lyrics to her song "Revelations" as an ode in the Village Voice.
The word shakina--lowercase--is a distinctly Hebraic one. Specifically, it refers to the feminine presence of the divine spirit. Washed in the blood of Jimmy Carter's Southern Baptist on my mother's side, myself, I'm wont to call it the most important side of Elohim (as per that old Gnostic notion of Christ as both man and woman). Too bad, though, the name Transgendered Jesus is already taken. Because those are probably the best two words to describe one SHAKINA Nayfack--definitely uppercase.
5 minutes, 36 seconds of the first two acts of Anthony Braxton's magnum opus: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables).