Ok, so I’m sitting in bed with my new laptop (acer 5535, absolutely love it) doing my normal routine of reading the most up to date blogs on the interwebs and I’ve ran across some post’s that you all might be interested in.
First Up: Greg Sandow has released his Top 10 Changes in Classical Music on his artsjournal.com/sandow blog. I’m a huge fan of this blog…Sandow has some really great insight on the classical music scene and some really neat thoughts about where we are headed (including how the concert hall may be changing as we know it). http://www.artsjournal.com/sandow/
After the read I encourage you all to check the comments, there is a small discussion about how improvisation is making a revival in the classical music scene…my response to a poster:
that’s a fair argument but it’s really becoming a lost art in classical music…and i think it has a lot to do with music education. in the schools the kids are not to play around with melody X or Y when they are being taught to play an instrument. They are taught to play the notes on the page through their instrument. I think that’s limited creativity in some aspects, and (if “revived”) it has the potential to bring the excitement of live jazz back to the classical stage.
…still think to do that it’s going to take the music educators to step up.
Next up is a blog that I browse pretty infrequently, but today there is a great post up about connecting with the audience AFTER the music is over; entitled “Can we Talk?” It’s a great read about what some symphonies are doing to engage the with the musicians. http://www.artsjournal.com/creatived/2009/12/can-we-talk.html
No comments on this one yet.
That’s all for right now. Just thought I should dump these on you guys for the morning. If I see anything else interesting, I’ll post up. Next on the agenda: Meeting with some good friends (a bright conductor being one of them) for some Indian food. Pictures may be available?