Monday Link Round Up: July 17, 2017

News to start your week! In the ongoing discussion about inclusiveness and diversity, Anne Lanzilotti interviews composer and scholar Tara Rodgers about her music and work, including her book, Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound.  The conversation includes the need not only for more representation in concert halls, but also in classroom curriculums.  Read on at NewMusicBox.   Vulture profiles composer, performer, and podcaster Nadia Sirota.  Her podcast, Meet the Composer, includes in depth conversations with living composers, and an opportunities for classical music audiences to engage with music and musicians in a new way.  Read on here.   Dawn…

Monday Link Round Up: June 12, 2017

News to start your week!   Melanie Zeck, music librarian and historian at the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago, writes fro The Francisco Chronicle exploring the music of the African diaspora.  Learn more about William Grant Still, Joseph Bologne (“Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges”), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and others.  Read on about the music preserved by the CBMR, and their collaboration with The Dream Unfinished, here.   Electronic musician Joanne Pollock responded directly to a festival director who claimed that it’s not possible to have a festival with equal representation of works by men and women because female electronic musician’s “don’t…

Monday Link Round Up: June 20, 2016

News to start your week! Eleanor Sokoloff, piano teacher at the Curtis Institute, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.  She has taught at the institution since 1936.  The Philadelphia Inquirer has a profile.   There’s a new festival celebrating the work of women in electronic music.  Some of the pioneers being honored include Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel, and Pauline Oliveros.  Read more at The Guardian.   Much has already been discussed about the upcoming historic performance of Kaija Saariaho’s opera at the MET in the 2016-2017 season.  Ronnie Seter has more to add to the discussion with a new piece at Musicology Now, the…

Monday Link Round Up: April 25, 2016

News to start your week!   Conductor JoAnn Falletta, who leads the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Read the press release here.   Estonian World has an in depth interview with conductor Kristiina Poska – the kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin, and reportedly the busiest woman conductor in the world (based on the number of performances).  Read the full interview here.   In disappointing news, the 10th annual Forum Wallis, an international festival for new music that takes place in Switzerland May 12-16, has announced that it will feature the…