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#classicalAutoCorrect Trends on Twitter


Helmet Lachenmann

Yesterday night, as I was looking for Gould’s recording of Bach’s French Suites on my tablet, the OS corrected me and suggested: Gluten Gould. I had to share it on Twitter using #classicalAutoCorrect (back in 2012, I started #OperaProductPlacement and that was really fun too). Here are a few good tweets; I’ll update the post with more, so come back later :)

Playing it safe?

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I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine Issue 8 is out!

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine Issue 8

Issue 8 of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine is out.

The Business of Music by Thomas Deneuville
Irony and Melancholy are the Same by Matt Mendez
Faculty and Students Challenge Each Other in Missouri by Don Clark
The Failure of Music Education by Sam Reising
ACME Turns 10 by Thomas Deneuville
Sketch, Scan, and Play Music with PhonoPaper by Dana Wen
Something That Makes Their Time Worthwhile by Graham Meyer
A Songwriter Goes Silent by Daniel J. Kushner
Bang on a Can Marathon 2014 video by Thomas Deneuville
Alter Face by Thomas Deneuville
New Releases by Sam Reising

Are you ready to give it a try? Download the free iOS app! We offer a 7-day free trial, and subscribers have access to all past issues. Sweet, no?


French Composers’ Names – Jean-Claude Risset

Another composer in our French Composers’ Names series: Jean-Claude Risset. Well, composer and researcher. Risset came to composition after considering being a concert pianist (he studied with Robert Trimaille, himself a student of Alfred Cortot) but he also studied Physics in parallel, and graduated from the most prestigious science institutes in France. NBD.

Jean-Claude Risset

Jean-Claude Risset

Learn how to pronounce Risset’s name in French!


The Summer 2014 Mixtape is Out!

Summer 2014 Mixtape

It’s here! What’s in it?

The Summer 2014 Mixtape features some fantastic music from solo violin to a Barbara Streisand cover that you won’t forget, from a brass quartet to the best sound collage you’ll hear this year. And much more. In detail:

1. OCTET/Mellissa Hughes/William Susman – Scatter My Ashes (2:08)
2. Alejandro T. Acierto – Invocation (2:14)
3. Russell Podgorsek, Rachell Wong (violin) – Annachronism 1 (1:48)
4. Hans Tammen – Die Schrauber Wind Up (Bonn) (3:28)
5. Alarmist – Bunda Internacionale (4:56)
6. Kirsten Volness – River Rising (8:04)
7. StreisBAND – Piano Practicing (1:07)
8. Alex Temple – O Superfood (8:05)
9. Amy O – My Hand the Thief​ (4:16)
10. Lohit Petikam – Eleven-Twelve (6:23)
11. The Westerlies – Waltz From Woman Of Tokyo (3:29)
12. Girma Yifrashewa – The Shepherd With The Flute (6:48)
13. Robert Honstein – I know the feeling… (4:59)

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For more info about each artist, including links to their websites, BUY links, and social media profiles, visit the Summer 2014 Mixtape page.


MATA Premieres New York Walkscape

Walk With Me for iOS

Walk With Me for iOS

On Saturday, June 21, Make Music New York will present 1,300 free concerts in New York City. MATA will join the party through an iOS App. Walk With Me is “a complex of topographic compositions performed by means of a smartphone app, operating within and designed for predetermined environments.” Dutch composer duo Strijbos and Van Rijswijk will curate New York Walkscape, a musical experience that the public will discover as they explore Lower Manhattan through the app. The music will be a remix of recordings from the archives of MATA and the Gaudeamus Festival. Featured composers will include Jan Bas Bollen, Marita Bolles, Beavan Flanagan, Florent Ghys, Annie Gosfield, Hugi Gudmunsson, Jeff Herriott, Edward Hamel, Andrzej Kwiecinski, Cecilia Lopez, Ned McGowan, Filippo Perocco, Eric Roth, Benjamin Scheuer, and Andys Skordis.

To add more fun, MATA is organizing a scavenger hunt: Two composers and two performers will be present at a couple of secret locations—clues will be given on MATA’s Facebook page—at the following times:

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: MATA alumni composers Florent Ghys and Annie Gosfield will be present at the places their music is heard.
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Ana Milosavljevic will play Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O My Heart
  • 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: Eileen Mack performs Aaron Helgeson‘s A Place Toward Other Places
Rehearsals in New York (2012) with ETHEL (behind laptop left: Jeroen Strijbos | right: Rob van Rijswijk)

Behind laptop, L-R: Jeroen Strijbos, Rob van Rijswijk

Be the first person to find all performances and both composers, and post photos using the hashtag #NYWALKSCAPE (on Twitter? Instagram? Facebook? Google+?) to receive a special recognition from MATA and a $100 cash prize.

Download the free App and give it a shot!