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East Lansing, MI

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Giving a voice to contemporary music, our panel comprises composers and performers who actively promote new compositions and approaches to performance. Join us each week as we discuss news in the professional orchestra world, art music’s influence today, recent compositions, commissions, and performances and much more.

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@SoundNotion

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English


Episodes

SoundNotion 236: A Moon Shaped Review

6/12/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, we let the fanboy flag fly with a “?review?” of Radiohead’s newest studio album A Moon Shaped Pool. We talk electronics, polyrhythmic inflections, string articulations, and how even Radiohead can do a love song.

Duration: 01:07:24


SoundNotion 235: Your Aunt Will Love It

6/5/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by Nørgård in New York Festival executive producer and artistic director Garth Edwin Sunderland and participating artist Neeraj Mehta to discuss the upcoming festival of Nørgård’s works in New York.

Duration: 00:42:15


SoundNotion 234: Q for Qhord

5/21/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by Daniel Spreadbury (AKA Papa SMuFL), product marketing manager for Steinberg’s new engraving software Dorico. We cover details of the platform, how Dorico thinks about music differently, and our nerdiness.

Duration: 01:32:30


SoundNotion 233: Appropriated Scordatura

5/15/2016
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This week, we’re joined by cellist and scordatura appropriator, Hannah Addario-Berry to discuss her album of new works for cello using the scordatura from the Kodály Sonata for Cello. Plus, price and release date coming for Steinberg’s new scoring app.

Duration: 00:51:19


SoundNotion 232: Pencil Improvisation

4/27/2016
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Sam and Dave are joined by old pal Tim Rosenberg to discuss the loss of Prince, Henry Threadgill’s Pulitzer-winning work, and recent news about the Met, Steinway’s showroom, and listener email.

Duration: 00:56:01


SoundNotion 231: Magnetized by Music

4/9/2016
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We talk to Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington about Fifty for the Future:The Kronos Learning Repertoire, commissioning 50 new works showcasing approaches to the quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

Duration: 00:49:23


SoundNotion 230: Zone of Randomness

3/20/2016
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This week, we say goodbye to Sirs Peter Maxwell Davies and George Martin, Yale’s MOOC, the Florence Foster Jenkins trailer, The Shining gets an opera treatment in Minnesota, and Kronos Quartet premieres the first set of its 50 For the Future commissions.

Duration: 00:21:22


SoundNotion 229: Zone of Randomness

2/28/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by sound-artist/ improviser/composer/singer/guitarist/electronic-musician/educator Dafna Naphtali. We discuss coding, Wii controllers, invisible instruments, and programming humanness through (just the right amount of) randomness.

Duration: 01:03:22


SoundNotion 228: MGT

2/21/2016
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This week SoundNotion, we discuss the Grammys, some steps in the right direction for women composers, how the performance by YOLA at the Super Bowl disappointed the tux and tails crowd and say goodbye to some composing greats.

Duration: 00:25:05


SoundNotion 227: Talk It Into Being

1/31/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, violinist, writer, singer, performer, and songwriter Ellen McSweeney joins the panel to discuss her new project, Artist’s Huddle. Also, Brooklyn Rider’s new cellist and the New York Phil says it’s pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den.”

Duration: 01:01:11


SoundNotion 226: Baller Tradition

1/17/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, Nadia Sirota joins the panel. We discuss her upcoming residency at Symphony Space, hosting Meet the Composer at WQXR, and baller traditions in the days of amplified viola.

Duration: 00:56:18


SoundNotion 225: Star Wars Holiday Special

1/10/2016
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Nerd Alert! We sit down with film music experts Bill Withem and Kevin Wilt to talk about the John Williams Star Wars music and how we as non-film composers relate.

Duration: 01:26:49


SoundNotion 224: Mario Tunnels From Iowa

1/3/2016
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This week on SoundNotion, three instigators behind the popular and informative #musochat phenomenon on Shaya Lyon, Meghan Ihnen, and Griffin Candey join the panel. We discuss community (whatever that means) and the power of Twitter (whatever that means).

Duration: 01:14:45


SoundNotion 223: Devil Goats!

12/13/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by Atlanta-based Chamber Cartel artistic director Caleb Herron. We discuss giving the audience credit (Xenakis street cred), how Chamber Cartel got its start, and how new music needs public transportation.

Duration: 00:55:52


SoundNotion 222: Performer Veto

12/6/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses the latest Grawemeyer Award winner Hans Abrahamsen, the Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Taylor Swift’s generosity, and we get informed consent from Alex Temple.

Duration: 00:34:58


SoundNotion 221: Viola Finches

11/22/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses the merits of dancing in medical school, Larry and Arlene Dunn’s new music bridge to Cuba, a new season for Groupmuse, the New Jersey Symphony’s first female music director and YouTube’s new streaming service.

Duration: 00:33:57


SoundNotion 220: Invite Them to Listen

10/30/2015
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This week, the wonderful Nathalie Joachim joins us to talk about joining eighth blackbird, open rehearsals at MCA Chicago, collaborations with Flutronix, Sleeping Giant, and more.

Duration: 00:53:14


SoundNotion 219: Vast Empire

10/25/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by longtime friend of the show, new music advocate and music small business mogul Meerenai Shim. We discuss her new label Aerocade Music and her new album of electroacoustic music titled Pheromone.

Duration: 00:45:05


SoundNotion 218: Pay Them

10/4/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by guitarist, composer and Accidental Music Festival program director Chris Belt. We discuss the origins of the festival, the problem with “indie classical” and this year’s headliners.

Duration: 00:57:38


SoundNotion 216: Into Nitpicking

9/13/2015
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This week on SoundNotion, we discusses a long lost Stravinsky work, the Bard training orchestra announces its first season, the Atlanta Symphony has a new leader, and Kenneth Kirschner of NewMusicBox ponders indeterminacy in the age of digital recordings.

Duration: 00:26:21

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