News to start your week!
First, some very sad news of the death of a pioneer. Pauline Oliveros has passed at age 84. There are many remembrances and tributes. The Guardian has a remembrance, Alex Ross invites readers to listen in, and NPR included a story about her life and work yesterday on All Things Considered. Read here, or listen below:
The Met Opera premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loin on December 1 is already generating quite a lot of press. The New York Times has a guide to the composer, the work, and the historic significance – which also notes that Susanna Malkki will be conducting the premiere. Daniel Wenger has a profile on the composer in the November 24th edition of The New Yorker.
Other notable news this week includes two stories about women in jazz. The first, from JazzPolice.com, tells the story of the Swing Sisterhood Big Band – and all female ensemble that continues to break down barriers in the jazz community. The second is of guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson, in a conversation with NPR. Read the transcript here, or listen below:
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