Update: Thought to have been lost, Feldman’s composition The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar has been discovered. Ben.H has the scoop.
The Washington Post has an article on radio station WETA, now resurrected and apparently thriving on broadcasts of classical music, without advertising, and with longer works heard uninterrupted. You see – it can be done.
Lawrence Kramer’s article in the NYT calling for concert halls to be more like museums is provocative and comes with a good deal of sense.
An interesting piece on guerilla phonographer Christopher DeLaurenti.
Renewable Music also delivers the goods in this piece on Electronic Folk Music.
And this comes via a correspondent to Soho The Dog, and is too funny not to share:
Our friend Alex Freeman sends along this photo. As he descibes it: “Rare footage of Fidel Castro trying to coach Pierre Trudeau in a pick-up performance of Clapping Music.”
Andy has started the opening guitar riff to MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and the crowd is going nuts. Problem is, I missed hearing him start. Is he on the first time around or the second? I look over at Sting and he’s not much help, his cue is me – and I’m lost. Never mind. “Crack!” on the snare and I’m in, so Sting starts singing. Problem is, he heard my crack as two in the bar, but it was actually four – so we are half a bar out of sync with each other. Andy is in Idaho.
Who hasn’t been there, eh?