THE INSIDE STORY: Scott Barton and STYLISTIC ALCHEMIES

Scott Barton composes, performs, and produces (electro) (acoustic) music. His interests include rhythmic complexity in beat-based contexts, machine rhythms, auditory and temporal perception, musical robotic instrument design, human-robot interaction in composition and performance, and audio production. As a composer, his works explore how we perceptually organize sonic information into rhythms, (dis)continuities, and forms. They involve... Continue Reading →

Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

Did you know that July 31st is Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day? This week’s unusual holiday reminds instrument lovers to think outside the musical box and try something new. According to sources, Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day “aims to encourage people to not only learn to play . . . uncommon instruments but also to make their... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Nick Vines and HIPSTER ZOMBIES FROM MARS

Described as “exquisite” (Gramophone), "riveting" (The New York Times), “arresting” (The Boston Globe), “full, extravagant and wild” (Sydney Morning Herald), and “edgy, bright and entertaining as hell” (NewMusicBox), Australian composer Nicholas Vines is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary music scene. As well as being commissioned by ensembles worldwide and receiving global... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Jiří Skopal and HYMNUS

Czech conductor Jiří Skopal has been teaching and leading choirs for more than 40 years. He has led choirs to international acclaim, one of the most notable being the Jitro Czech Girls Choir with whom he has performed around the world and participated in major global competitions. Jitro, whose name translates to "daybreak," has been admired all... Continue Reading →

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