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Steve Martland (1959-2013) We're saddened to learn of the passing of English composer Steve Martland at the age of 53. Composer and Peabody faculty member Oscar Bettison was kind enough to share the following remembrance of Martland with us.
Remembering Steve Martland
by Oscar Bettison
“Where do you go to college?” “The RCM.” “Oh, that place is terrible. Actually, all institutions are terrible.” That exchange was how I met Steve Martland. I was eighteen, just finishing my first term as an undergrad at the Royal College of Music in London, and the circumstance of our meeting was the BBC Young Composer of the Year competition, in which I was a finalist. A couple of days later, ...
Some news about a hot ticket tonight from one of our regular contributors, composer Lawrence Dillon.
After performing his Violin Futura program a gazillion times all over the map in the last six years, Piotr Szewczyk is bringing it to NYC (Carnegie Hall. May 6th. 8 pm).
What is Violin Futura? In the words of Santa Fe New Music, it is an “enthralling program [that] shows off the diversity and range of the contemporary violin.” As Piotr says, “I created the Violin Futura project because I wanted to expand the contemporary violin repertoire with pieces that are exciting to play and listen to while bringing something new and unique to the repertoire. Violin Futura is currently in its 3rd edition and I have over 40 pieces ...
Love this post-minimal string track by Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld. Album out in August via Constellation.
Tonight at Westminster Choir College, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Music Joseph N. Straus will give the keynote lecture at our annual Music Scholarship Celebration. Titled "Performing Music, Performing Disability," Straus's presentation draws upon research from his recent book Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music (Oxford University Press). There will also be student papers given by Marquese Carter, Ian Good, and Michael Bennett.
The 6th Annual Celebration of Westminster Student Research April 23rd at 6:30 PM Williamson Hall Westminster Choir College 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 Open admission; refreshments afterwards.
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