January 2017

1/29: Can New Music be a Strategy for Placemaking?

Discussing sustainable placemaking strategies with regards to music and performing arts. Focused on low income and underprivileged communities. Hosted by Matt Kribs.

1/22: Building a Staircase: Creating Access to New Music

Any discussion of “relevance” and new music has to begin with this: How does the audience find us? Can they afford us? Do they come equipped to listen? What’s our responsibility – in programming, performing, teaching, and composing – when it comes to making new music accessible to new listeners and new communities? Hosted by Greg Simon.

1/15: Time is of the Essence

From teaching to performing, or even those of us who work day jobs unrelated to music, income is often made through various sources for musicians. How do we as performers, composers, directors, etc., find the time to do practice what we excel at most? Hosted by Tony Manfredonia.

1/8: On Listening

How do you listen? These days, we’re all very focused on how to be successful in the new internet economy – and we should be. However, if we know more about a composer’s career than we do about their music, then we’re out of balance. In this conversation, we’ll talk about the art of listening, the importance of it, and the support of fellow musicians and composers. Hosted by Anthony Joseph Lanman.