News to start your week!
The New York Times remembers the life and work of electronic composer Maryanne Amacher, who died in 2009. Her studies with Stockhausen helped shape her unique approach and sound – and led her to fantastic collaborations, including with John Cage, but few authorized recordings of her works. Read more here.
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has a great piece featured at NewMusicBox discussing the continued obstacles women composers face – including the gendered language used to describe works by women composers. This is another important voice in the continued conversations – read on here.
WQXR, NYC’s classical music station, has a list of 12 Impressionist Composers who are not Debussy or Ravel. Included are works by Mary Howe (1882-1964), Marion Bauer (1882-1955), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Lili Boulanger (1893-1917), Elisenda Fabregas (b. 1955), and Joanna Newsom (b. 1982). Learn more – and listen in – here.
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