Changes in Western attitudes toward high art music and developments in internet music technology in the twenty-first century have challenged the traditional values of avant-garde composers; they will therefore need to adapt accordingly. I examine these adaptations by tracing the development of one common avant-garde belief: the belief that certain kinds of music have unique cultural value that others lack. Read on ››
High Art Music Without Cultural Highness: Reflections on the effects of twenty-first-century musical culture on the values and behaviour of avant-garde composers
Too much to do! There’s been a lot going on, and I haven’t had time to post any of it here. Check back soon for more.
If you missed it before or want to hear it again, Culture no.3 will be broadcast on Radio-Canada’s Espace Musique at 8:00pm on Thursday 7 Dec. As with the CBC, you can also listen online.
My piece Culture no.3 will be presented on CBC Radio 2’s Two New Hours this Sunday, for those who missed the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal’s concerts earlier this month or would like to hear it again. Here is the broadcast info:
Sunday 5 Nov 2006, 10:00pm-12:00am, CBC Radio 2
Check their website for your local broadcast frequency. If you’re not in Canada or don’t have a radio, you can also listen to the CBC online by following the link above.
I’ve put up the recording of Culture no.1 from Gaudeamus on my Myspace page. It’s not on this website yet because I haven’t figured out how to do streaming audio, and I am not able to offer this recording for download. For the time being, check it out there. You can also rank my music on Myspace… 😉
Also, in coming weeks, the recording of my piece from the ECM tour should be broadcast on CBC Radio 2’s Two New Hours. I’ll post the broadcast time when it becomes available.