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Say Happy Birthday to John Cage on Instagram

John Cage - Photo by Steven Gunther

John Cage – Photo by Steven Gunther

As you probably know, tomorrow is John Cage’s 102nd birthday and we’ve already announced some of the festivities on Monday (let’s add the Cage weekend organized by the John Cage Trust, Fisher Center, and The Bard College Conservatory of Music). We would like to invite you to celebrate the birth of one of the most iconic figures in the story of American music with pizzazz. Yes, I just said pizzazz.

Submit your happy birthday message

Thanks to a partnership with Latergramme, we are now able to accept submissions on Instagram! John Cage’s birthday seemed like the best opportunity to launch this on I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and we will continue to invite people to submit their photos from now on.

How do I submit a photo on Instagram?

It’s really easy. There are basically two things you need to do when you are posting your photo:

  • add a hashtag to your photo: #latergramit
  • mention us: @icareifyoulisten
  • optional: add #Cage102 if you feel like too

That’s it! Note that it won’t work if you add #latergramit and @icareifyoulisten in a comment. It has to be in the initial caption of your photo.

What’s next?

We will review your photos and repost the ones we like, mentioning the submitters. Boom.

Ready? Follow us on Instagram and start sending your Cage b-day wishes!



Submit a Track For Our Fall 2014 Mixtape!

Submit a Track For Our Fall 2014 Mixtape!

Summer is not over but it is now time to think about Fall and our next mixtape! Do you have a track you’d like to share with our readers?

Take a minute to fill out this form. We will listen to every single piece and curate the next mixtape. We will stop accepting submissions after Sept. 18.

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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?

From Sō Percussion:

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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?


HK Gruber’s Appealing “Gloria — A Pig Tale” Opens NY Phil Biennial

ny-phil-biennial-logoOn Thursday, May 29, 2014, Alan Gilbert, the young and enterprising maestro of the New York Philharmonic, introduced New York City to the first ever NY Phil Biennial. Modeled after an established tradition typically associated with the world of visual art, the Philharmonic’s effort similarly celebrated contemporary works and their composers in various venues around the city. This connection to the art world made it all the more fitting, therefore, that the kick-off event in this new endeavor occurred deep inside the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the stage of the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The chosen repertoire was Austrian composer HK Gruber’s slapstick, barnyard opera, ‘Gloria — A Pig Tale,’ which uniquely brought together forces comprised of the Juilliard School’s Axiom ensemble (conducted by Gilbert) and visionary production company Giants Are Small, led by director Doug Fitch. To further compliment the first ever NY Phil Biennial, this production was also the first time such a colorful and elaborately staged production was attempted within the lecture hall setting of the Grace Rainey Rogers, a venue that continues to garner attention for progressive and innovative programming under the leadership of Concerts and Lectures General Manager Limor Tomer.

 HK Gruber's Gloria – A Pig Tale, led by Alan Gilbert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Chris Lee)

HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale, led by Alan Gilbert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Chris Lee)

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