How do we engage/deal with genre in 2015? How does it help build musical allies? For composers, does each piece have its own genre? For ensembles, do you gravitate/resonate with specific genres? Is #NewMusic even a genre?
- Intros. Name/what do you do/how’d you hear about musochat?
- When describing the sound of a piece of new music to other people, how closely do you accept mainstream genre distinctions?
- Content creators: What are the terms you then use on services like youTube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp to tag new music?
- Bloggers, scholars: What are the terms you use to make musical distinctions of specific communities, scenes, etc.?
- To what extent is the term genre in new music intertwined with the venue of its performance? (Bars vs. recital halls)
- What are YOUR preferred ways/terms to place YOUR musical output into the larger musical landscape?
- Glancing at the #newmusic hashtag, one notices its use by hip hop artists and pop artists. Does this affect larger visibility?
- Is new music even a genre? Has/will it become one? Is it a productive term in online promotion?
- In what setting do you feel the term ‘new music’ is used most effectively?
- What are some terms that could be used in tandem to describe/tag new music? (Musically, regionally, virtually etc.)
Periscope postlude: After the chat, Ken answered questions in a live video stream (now on YouTube)!
The full conversation is on Storify.