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Piano Drop at Seattle’s Jack Straw

Destruction and reclamation, gimmick and avant-garde One of the odder fads bequeathed to us by the 1960s is the ritual destruction of musical instruments. It’s a custom most famously associated with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend. But what bursts out in popular culture often has precedents in the avant-garde, and the origins of this particular brand of onstage iconoclasm can be traced to the Fluxus movement, specifically its founder George Maciunas. In a nod to classical traditio...
Tags: New York, Religion, Jimi Hendrix, West Coast, Piano, Seattle, Experimental music, Jack Straw, Edward, Concert Review, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Pete Townshend, Ortiz, Dave Knott, Knott


Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Guide to On-the-String Piano Techniques

The beginner’s toolbox of preparations I’ve talked about in the previous two (1, 2) articles might be, in some ways, less scary to many pianists and composers than playing inside the piano because, once the foreign objects (paper, aluminum foil, glass rods, plastic straws, etc.) have been placed on or in between the strings, the pianist plays the instrument pretty much as usual. This is part of the disconnect—or the magical nature—of Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes. The scores for Cage’s little pi...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Piano, Columns, Cage, Harmonics, Harp, Jonas Olsson, Cowell, Henry Cowell, Experimentation, Annea Lockwood, Johan Svensson, NewMusicBox, George Crumb, Extended Techniques


Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Beginner’s Guide to Preparing the Piano

In my university music department, I run a weekly composition colloquium, bringing in guest composers and new music performers, as well as faculty speakers, with the latter often coming to talk about things like idiomatic writing and extended techniques for a particular instrument, or setting up a composer website, or digital publishing. A couple of years ago, some of my composition students asked me if I could spend one of those meetings on extended techniques for piano. I dug through my scores...
Tags: Google, Religion, Articles, Tesla, Piano, Columns, Baldwin, Cowell, Curtis Smith, Crumb, Ashley Fure, Experimentation, Annea Lockwood, NewMusicBox, George Crumb, Extended Techniques


Seattle Symphony: Seth Parker Woods is first Artist in Residence of Octave 9

Renderings  provided by LMN Architects featuring Octave 9’s first Artist in Residence, cellist  Seth Parker Woods Hannah Kendall, composer Seattle Symphony Unveils Daring, Imaginative Programming for New Immersive Venue, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center   VISIONARY PROGRAMMING INCLUDES FIVE COMMISSIONS AND FEATURES OVER 70 CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS THROUGHOUT SPRING 2019 Nov. 14, 2018  SEATTLE, WA – Today the Seattle Symphony announces the much-ant...
Tags: Religion, Seattle, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, Derek Bermel, William J Zick, Seth Parker Woods, Annea Lockwood, Hannah Kendall, Parker Woods, LMN Architects, Krishna Thiagarajan, Seth Parker, Raisbeck Music Center, Elena Dubinets


Polyphony and Storytelling: A Conversation with Nate Wooley on Solo Improvisation

As a listener, I’ve long found myself seeking musical experiences that generate a kind of sustained ecstatic energy from a foundation of rigorous thought and technique. Gaining access to that plane as a solo improviser is a particularly challenging task. It takes a special type of artist who engages deeply with the details of sound, upending instrumental conventions while setting boundaries and reference points (as if to say, “Here is a trumpet, unadorned—let’s see what I can do with it.”) and w...
Tags: Religion, Columns, Bach, Nate, Clifford Brown, Improvisation, Lachenmann, David Tudor, Eliane Radigue, Annea Lockwood, Solo Performance, Bernhard Lang, Nate Wooley, NewMusicBox, Josh Modney, Performance Techniques


Read about the state of women in electronic music – in 1977

Protesters in the United States today are introducing “A Day Without a Woman” on International Woman’s Day. I wouldn’t even know where to begin imagining that in electronic music. For all we talk about the absence of more women in electronic music, the field is unimaginable if you were to leave female-identified artists out. And that’s really the point. When we talk about gender equality in music, we’re not simply talking about achieving a balance of the sexes for the sake of doing so. We’re ta...
Tags: Gender, Music, Politics, Usa, California, Women, History, United States, Artists, Editorial, Listening, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Berkeley California, Mills College, Electronic-music