I finally get a chance to talk to the crew at SoundNotion.tv about something other than doom, gloom, destruction, labor fights, pension gutting, and other such nonsense in this Sunday’s episode. If you’re new to SoundNotion.tv’s weekly internet video show you’ve been missing out. This pack of 20-something composers + 1 have demonstrated over the past year that they can take a good idea that started off as something fun to do in grad school and keep it going for no other reason than the fact that the content, format, and discussion is fun and informative. If it weren’t, do you think they’d have a regular cavalcade of guests like Alex Ross, Jeremy Denk, Augusta Read Thomas, yours truly, and many, many more?
One change since the last time I was on the program is they now broadcast each episode live (which means I have to actually watch what I say) and this week’s episode is going to cover some of the good news going on in the field right now. On the agenda is St. Louis Symphony and I also plan to talk about Nashville, Dayton, Chicago, and more if time permits.
I did notice on last week’s program they spent some time talking about Bill Eddins’ now infamous Schoenberg post and I’m curious why Bill wasn’t there live to chat about it (although I did enjoy the fact that they didn’t shy away from asking Augusta Read Thomas what she thought). So hintidy hint, hint, guys.
Nonetheless, even if you can’t join the program live, they archive everything in video and audio format so you’ll be able to enjoy at your leisure. And if you can join live, they offer the ability to live chat (UStream registered users only) during the broadcast.