composers

Composer James Newton Howard talks 30 years of making music for movies.
Kaufman Music Center's Luna Lab is not alone in providing young female composers a pathway. Since 2013, the organization
I have of late not been gentle to Laurie Anderson, as I find most of her music to be banal, superficial, politically simple
Sonya Belousova is a young and well renowned Russian-born composer and pianist. She writes anything from film scores to ballets, and has won numerous awards and accolades for her work.
A few short weeks later still on February 21, I am sitting in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at the University of Southern California listening to Daniel Pollack premiere an original piece by the great composer Lalo Schifrin.
The works of Johannes Brahms are the subject of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's annual Winter Music Festival program. For
Aren't they all the same? This one is different. It unites the hearts, minds, interests and wallets of songwriters, performers
The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.
Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.
In the days since Pierre Boulez's death on January 5, innumerable tributes have hailed him as the dominant European composer and conductor of the post-war era. Not mentioned as often, however, is his role as an educator of musicians and audiences.
I couldn't believe I was going to a music festival honoring the famous Billy Strayhorn at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago -- "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn." It felt as if I was attending a homecoming of sorts.
Carter Burwell, a frequent Coen brothers collaborator, lends his talent to an impossibly beautiful film.
N.Y.C.-based jazz bassist and composer, Michael Oien is just that... a hidden gem. Jazz bassists are often the most surprising when they come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. With his debut album, Michael Oien is doing just that.
The entire point of "Sleep," a digital album composed by British musician Max Richter, is that the eight-hour piece lulls its listeners to sleep. The classical composition includes strings, a lightly-played piano, and some appropriately dreamy vocals -- more oohs and ahhs than actual lyrics.
At age eight, during the summer of '69, one of the most comforting sounds I knew was the sound of Mother's manual Royal typewriter.
Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).
Recently I had the chance to talk with composer Jozef van Wissem. I discovered his work after Sacred Bones sent me his score for the film Partir To Live, which is in collaboration with Domingo Garcia-Huidobro of Föllakzoid.
If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.
The opera's conductor laughed when I told him. "I recall teaching one of my protégés how to use a rotary phone; he kept looking for buttons to push." "Boy or girl?" I quipped.