Friday, Sept 13, 2019 was a full moon. That seemed to get a lot of media attention, that coincidence...omens, portents of doom, rehashery of memes and movie franchises. It was also the 145th birthday of Arnold Schoenberg, which showed up on my feeds, though no one made too huge a deal about it, waiting, no... Continue Reading →
Here's a handy list of the performances and organizations which include music by women in KC and around this season. While I feel its significantly more helpful to just, like, deliberately include music by women as part of typical programming (as many of these organizations do) and not expect a head pat, I also think... Continue Reading →
I LOVE the start of the season, even though it seems as though we didn't really get all that much of a break. Fall Lookahead: Music Fall Lookahead: Dance Venues Arts News: UMKC Conservatory update Concert to Come: Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company "Southern Exposure" Arts News: Midwest Chamber Ensemble 3rd Album Released
Centuries of Music-Makers: 1619-2019 looks at four composers, each celebrating a birth anniversary in 2019, who defied the expectations of their times.
I did a very fun audio story on a new app that plays music based on GPS location in the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park. The app (and the composition) is Suite for the Passersby, by Christina Butera. The process was pretty hands-on, doing an in-studio interview (actually two, because the audio got messed up...), attending the... Continue Reading →