Take The Adaptistration Classical Music Challenge

The Guardian Unlimited published an article on 8/20/06 about how the Vienna Symphonic Library, a new software package designed to reproduce the sound of acoustic instruments, is capable of mimicking “human musicians in the performance of greats such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart so convincingly that a casual listener to Classic FM would be unable to tell the difference”. At first, I was intrigued but after hearing a file of the music myself I think it’s just hyped-up hogwash, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with all of it…

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How Bill H. R. 4 Is Going To Help The Orchestra Business

According to CNN, President Bush is expected to sign bill H.R. 4 into law today designed to buttress America’s pension system. For the orchestra business, this new legislation promises to eliminate one of the more contentious issues surrounding collective bargaining agreement negotiations at many large budget organizations…

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