Il Manifesto still values journalism that covers the arts! Guido Michelone is a big musical mind for cultural omnivores to follow. He acknowledges genre and style distinctions without hesitating to comment on anything that moves him.
Anyone from Atlanta old enough to remember The Silver Screen? When I was 16, I used to drive there and watch Italian movies -- Fellini and Pasolini mostly. "La Stampa" equalled "cool newspaper" to me. Here's an interview with Sergio and I in today's "La Stampa." When you get to be my age, it's these little 'circles' that matter. It's even "print only;" how cool is that?
The Workshop is interactive in the truest sense, focusing on the process of musical creation and collaboration from concept to concert. Each composer will write two short works (one for the complete ensemble and one for guitars only) and collaborate on the compositions with performers over the course of the Workshop. All compositions are performed and recorded.
ARTIST-FACULTY INCLUDES: Artists and faculty are subject to change.
Martin Bresnick, composer/Workshop Director
Julian Pellicano, conductor
Lisa Moore, piano
Van Stiefel, guitar/composer
Benjamin Verdery, guitar/composer
I'm a Fool to Care Lecture at Yale Guitar Extravaganza 2014: Composing for the Electric Guitar. Discussing hero Les Paul.
(photo by John Otte)
Friend and collaborator plays from The Shape of Hands. December 18th, 2013
121 Ludlow St second floor Lower East Side New York 10002
New Focus Recording recently put wrung from The Shape of Hands on Youtube. The editorial choice made me hear the piece differently.
No matter how fixed we think a piece might be, there's always some variation of experience to be had that will change it altogether, forever. Listening to music changes it.
Stiefel’s Wyeth Songs redefines the idea of multimedia, snatching it back from modern technology and reclaiming it for the old school ideas of community, tradition, and love.
The AMAZING Barry Moser engraved a portrait of Andrew Wyeth for the premiere of Wyeth Songs happening 1/12.
Stay tuned for updates.
The young and talented Quinn Dougherty put together a new music salon night at a local coffee house just after Xmas. I will always show up at such an event when it's less than 2 miles from home!