Nadia Sirota, violist and radio host at Q2 Music in New York, hosts a podcast called Meet the Composer. She brings in a fairly wide variety of people at different stages of their careers, and all of the discussions and music are really well planned and rewarding.
“[C]ontrary to plan, Apple has not necessarily succeeded in making music better. Then again, it might not be doing long-term damage; indeed, it might not be having much effect at all.”
Read more at The New Yorker
Hey Composers and arrangers! Here is a very helpful resource for learning how to write for the instruments of the orchestra! Although this is pretty basic material, each instrument is accompanied with a video that demonstrates the different timbers you can create using certain notations. I use this site often when writing out orchestral parts and it saves a lot of time from having to do individual research of each instrument.
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Last week on “On Being,” Krista Tippett interviewed Bernard Chazelle, who is Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Some of his approaches to listening, thoughts, and insights about the music of Bach were fascinating.
Chazelle also keeps a fairly extensive blog on music. I haven’t explored all of it yet, but here it is!