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In this week’s newsletter, we will be giving away a copy of David Van Tieghem x Ten’s Fits & Starts(LP + digital copy), reviewed by George Heathco, courtesy of RVNG Intl. You’ll love it.
Bang on a Can All-Stars – Photo by Peter Serling
In the same email, we will be giving away two tickets for the People’s Commissioning Fund Concert (PCF) on March 13, part of the Ecstatic Music Festival presented by Kaufman Music Center. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give the world premieres of works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Alvin Lucier, Daniel Wohl, and Richard Reed Parry. The concert will also include David Lang’s haunting death speaksperformed by the All-Stars and special guest Shara Worden, plus Julia Wolfe’s driving classic from 1994, Lick. John Schaefer of WNYC-FM will host the evening for future radio broadcasts on his program, “New Sounds Live;” the concert will be streamed live on Q2 Music and will be available for on-demand listening at Q2Music.org.
Cypress String Quartet – Photo by Gregory Goode
New Music happens everywhere, and for our friends in the Bay Area, we will also be giving away two tickets for the 2014 installment of the Cypress String Quartet’s Call & Response on Friday, March 14 at 8pm. The program will feature the world premiere of Grawemeyer Award-winning composer George Tsontakis’ String Quartet No. 6. Tsontakis’ new work will be performed alongside the three works that inspired it: Schubert’s seminal String Quartet No. 15 in G Major plus two masterpieces by Webern – his ultra-romantic Langsamersatz and the contrasting Five Movements for String Quartet. Last year, we even asked 5 questions to Jennifer Kloetzel (cellist of the Cypress String Quartet), remember? :)
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MATA Interval 7.2 presents composer collective W4 and Contemporaneous in the world premiere of Moby Dick: Extracts on Death and Other Curiosities on Friday, February 21 at 8:00 pm at Brooklyn’s ISSUE Project Room.
We are really happy to announce that we pushed Issue 5 to all our subscribers’ apps earlier this afternoon! Featuring exclusive interviews, reviews, articles, and a video, Issue 5 of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine is available in the Apple Newsstand as a free app (subscription is US $2.99 after a 7-day free trial). It looks great on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Our cover story: Jeffrey Zeigler, former cellist of Kronos Quartet. Photography: Axel Dupeux for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine.
And what’s in it?
Great question. Thanks for asking…
Epic Crime Story, by Thomas Deneuville
Nicholas Phillips: American Vernacular on New Focus Recordings, by R. Andrew Lee
Imperfect yet important, by Daniel J. Kushner
Parisians in America, by Matt Mendez
Jeffrey Zeigler: Life After Kronos, by Thomas Deneuville
Big Robot: Pushing Boundaries In Multimedia Performance, by Dana Wen
Sounding the Gallery, by Matt Mendez
Ecstatic Music Festival at the Age of Four, by Daniel J. Kushner
The Heart of the Score, by Daniel Garrick
Monthly Music Hackathon, video by Thomas Deneuville
Akropolis Reed Quintet, by Thomas Deneuville
New Releases, by Sam Reising
Remember that your free 7-day trial will give you access to all back issues so it’s a great way to catch up on what we’ve been doing since June 2013.
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Tomorrow, Friday, January 17, Jonathan Biss “one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation” (BBC Music Magazine) will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin and Kurtág at Carnegie Hall. Biss kindly took the time to answer 5 questions about his MOOC experience, Kurtág, and his Beethoven project…
You have recently taught a five-week course on Beethoven’s piano sonatas to 35,000 participants in partnership with Coursera. Can you tell us about this experience?
Quite honestly, it shocked me. This was not only my first experience with Coursera: it was, to my knowledge, the first ever classical music MOOC. Given that it was uncharted territory, it’s not exactly right to say that it exceeded my expectations, because I had no expectations! But I certainly never could have imagined that tens of thousands of people would sign up; that there would be hundreds of spirited and serious discussion threads on the course forum; that huge numbers of people of all backgrounds would turn out to be as nerdy about sonata form as I am; that this number of people would interact in an unfailingly civil, yet also passionate manner. It was quite the challenge to my natural cynicism!
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