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Music with melody and harmony is back!

Music with melody and harmony is back!

John Adams on “recovering” from his commitment to Arnold Schoenberg’s 12-tone system: “When you make a dogmatic decision like that early in your life, it takes some kind of powerful experience to undo it.” That experience, for Adams and others, has proven to be a spiritual, and sometimes religious, one. Rejecting Atonality: The New Spirituality in…

Why Music Means so Much

Why Music Means so Much

“Music is central to the notion of what it is to be human, and spans cultures, continents and centuries.” Why Music Means So Much to Us  (Courtesy Adam Ockelford/https://www.theguardian.com)

An App for the Concert Hall

An App for the Concert Hall

At last… an app so you can keep your phone open during the concert and follow along. (Courtesy Hannah Furness/http://www.telegraph.co.uk)

Maria Schneider’s Keynote Address at Jazz Connect 2017

Maria Schneider’s Keynote Address at Jazz Connect 2017

Imagine the absurdity if Bloomingdale’s would say: “Hey, Donna (Karan), we can only pay 4 cents per dress this year, but the exposure you’re getting is so good!” Maria Schneider believes composers and performers should… must… protect themselves in the digital age. (Article and photo Courtesy jazztimes.com)

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