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The Washington Post: Anne Midgette – John Cage Centennial Festival: Will it silence critics in Washington?

BBC News: David Sillito – Phillip Glass: Have a sleep during Einstein on the Beach

New Music Box: Alexandra Gardner – The Dangers of Dopamine

The Guardian: Tom Service – The five myths about contemporary classical music

SymphonyNow: Leah Harrison – Striking Innovation

New Music Box: Colin Holter – This Is the End: On Having Been a Student Composer

Capital New York: Claudia Carrera – This year’s MATA Festival of young composers surprises with unusual instruments and immersive sound-worlds

Brisbane Times: Richard Jinman – Heavenly sounds when worlds collide

Los Angeles Times: Scott Timberg – Influences: Mark Alan Hilt of Jacaranda

The Telegraph: Michael White – Do composer-collaborations ever work?

CityBeat: Jason Gargano – NOW…and Forever?…_and_forever.html

Philadelphia Inquirer: David Patrick Stearns – Missy Mazzoli: From Lansdale to music’s cutting edge

Sequenza21: Christian Carey – Conductor and Composer Discuss Resurgence of Wind Ensembles

Philadelphia Inquirer: David Patrick Stearns – The latest scandal in music recycling

NewMusicBox: Alexandra Gardner – Janice Giteck: Music in Mind

NewMusicBox: David Smooke – Truth and Consequences

The Washington Post: Chris Richards – Suzanne Ciani’s retrospective showcases her groundbreaking musical fireworks

The New York Times: John Rockwell – A Daughter of Kronos Revisits Quartet’s Fold

The Register-Guard: Bob Keefer – Composer’s originality questioned by critics

The Guardian: Kerry Andrew – Why there are so few female composers

The Aspen Times: Stewart Oskenhorn – 2012 Aspen Music Festival Looks Toward America

The Stanford Daily: Linda Yu – Ge Wang: In Concert with Technology

PopMatters: Jedd Beaudoin – So Percussion: It Is Time

KMIR-TV: Jessica Flores – Local Composer Taking Remote Music Lessons Global

Chamber Music: Brian Wise – John Duffy

Huffington Post: Paul Kilbey – A New Year’s Resolution for 2012: Give Contemporary Classical Music a Chance

New Music Box: Rob Deemer – The Inside and Outside of New Music According to the Times

Courier Journal: Elizabeth Kramer – Indie rocker Jeremy Podgursky turns classical composer

New York Times: Anthony Tommasini – Emboldened Orchestras Embracing New Music

The New York Times: Allan Kozinn – Club Kids Are Storming Music Museums

Computer Music Blog: Evan – Interview with Jon Cates and Jake Elliott

The Star-Ledger: Ronni Reich – WNYC’s Schaefer marks three decades

The Juilliard Journal: Joel Sachs – Focus! on John Cage

American Composers Forum: David MacBride – Percussion Park

Sequenza 21: Jerry Bowles – David Lang is Writing a Piano Piece for Four Hands. Two of Them Could be Yours

KPCC: Steve Hochman – Wu Man’s Ancient Dances Will Bridge Chinese Centuries at Royce Hall

The Boston Globe: Matthew Guerrieri – Bang on a Can delivers hardcore minimalism

The New York Times: Allan Kozinn – Chords of Repose at Composer’s Memorial

NPR: NPR Staff – Aaron Copland’s Forgotten Score, “Quiet City,” Premieres At Last

The Morning Call: Steve Siegel – Rare collaboration probes some outer limits

Huffington Post: Amy Lee – Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam’s New Opera ‘Dark Sisters’: Polygamy Finds A Classical Voice

New York Times: Emily Green – Before Twitter, Name-Dropping, Self-Promotion

NPR All Songs Considered: Bob Boilen – Let the Moogfest Begin

The Sacramento Bee: Edward Ortiz – So Percussion ensemble salutes John Cage at UC Davis

New Music Box: Alexandra Gardner – Roger Kleier: Organizing Sound

NPR: Gail Wein – At 75, Steve Reich Is Still The Center of Attention

Computer Music Blog: Evan X. Merz – Cannot Connect

The Seattle Times: Tom Keogh – Hilary Hahn unpacks new works in Seattle

The Washington Post: Anne Midgette – Music review: Yumi Kurosawa and the Lark Quartet at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Anne Timberlake – In eighth blackbird, music and theatre collide

The New York Times: Allan Kozinn – Holding Onto a Niche, Very Firmly

NPR: Anastasia Tsioulcas – “Steve Reich: Music we Love”

“Steve Reich: Music We Love” – Part discussion, part retrospective, part greatest-hits playlist (with audio!)

New Music Box – Alexandra Gardner: “Don’t Call Me When I’m Driving”

“Don’t Call Me When I’m Driving” – The role of “quiet headspace” in the creative process

Sequenza 21: “Life is Hectic; Missy Mazzoli Keeps Me Interested”

Discussing Dissolve, O my Heart, among other Mazzoli-related things

New Music Box, Brian Sacawa: “Sounds Heard” – Thoughts on PRISM Quartet—Dedication

Interview by Deutsche Welle with Steve Reich at Beethoven Fest: “I’ve Learned Absolutely Nothing” from Beethoven.”,,15419743,00.html; reprinted in artsjournal –

American Composers Forum: Sara Klemp – Dancing Songs: A Conversation

Thirteen Ways: eighth blackbird’s blog – Should Hard Music Sound Hard?

SFist: Cedric Westphal – SFist Interviews: “Heart of a Soldier” composer Christopher Theofanidis

The Wall Street Journal – Cultural Conversation: Barbara Jepson – A Modern-Day Diaghilev

New Music Box, David Smooke: “The Audience Does Not Exist.” Smooke argues composers should not compose for “the audience.”

New Music Box, Eleonor Sandresky: “Music After” – Reflections on memories and music marking the 10th anniversary of 9-11.

John Cage Trust: Open Call for Radio Submissions

John Cage Trust Announces Open Call for Radio Programs involving Cage and Radio, 9-07-11


Slate, J. Bryan Lowder: “Horns, Harps, and Hubcaps” – The classical orchestra needs some new instruments

New York Times City Room Blog, James Barron: “Noted Composer, Who Leapt Into Atonality, Meows Her Last”

Ketzel the cat, the accidental composer who won notice for her only piano composition, has died. Her “Piece for Piano, four Paws” won honorable mention in the Paris New Music Review’s “One Minute Competition.”

NPR: “The ‘Bad Plus’ Tackle Stravinsky’s ‘Spring’

Jazz trio “The Bad Plus” take on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Cygnus Ensemble: William Anderson – Milton Babbitt and the 21st Century

LA Times: Mark Swed – Critic’s Notebook: The music of Greek composer Iannis Xenakis is cold and stern – and so hip

New York Times: Daniel J. Wakin – Chicago Sinfonietta’s New Work Incorporates Cellphones