In a never-ending search for new material for this blog- material that embodies the character and interests of the UMD Wind Orchestra, I have come across a feature in the New York Times Opinion section online, called "The Score". According its website,
"The Score features the writings of composers on their work and the issues involved in creating music in the 21st century, as the traditional notion of "classical" continues to be reconsidered, revised and reimagined."
Below is the most recent contribution to "The Score" from composer/conductor Rob Deemer. It outlines his view on the current system set in place for new concert music to be created. Or in other words, the system essentially disallows new composers to more readily become 'discovered'. Of course not everyone will agree with his assessments, but it is an interesting topic for discussion-one that should continue!
Click here for the article.
Click here for recordings of Rob Deemer's works.