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Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3 Episode 3 „My Heart Opens to Your Voice“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3 Episode 3 „My Heart Opens to Your Voice“

Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV again a new series of „Mozart in the Jungle“ arrives, our favorite show that apparently exists in a parallel dimension to our dimension, a dimension where classical music is incredibly popular, where the stars look good without photoshop and where the audience screams with joy every time a conductor enters a stage.

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3, Episode 2 „The Modern Piece“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3, Episode 2 „The Modern Piece“

„Robocop’s anus“ is a correct description for a 20-second shitty electronic piece that you were invited to „work on“ as a famous conductor. And why does Andy invite a classically trained conductor to an electronic mixing studio to „work“ on this? Why does he think a classical musician can contribute something here?

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3, Episode 1 „La Fiamma“ 0

Everything that is wrong in „Mozart in the Jungle“, Season 3, Episode 1 „La Fiamma“

Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV again a new series of „Mozart in the Jungle“ arrives, our favorite show that apparently exists in a parallel dimension to our dimension, a dimension where classical music is incredibly popular, where the stars look good without photoshop and where the audience screams with joy every time a conductor enters a stage.

Radio Neue Musik. Montage: Hufner 0

Neue Musik / Musikfeature / SoundArt: Die Radio-Woche vom 05. bis 11. Juni 2017

Neue Musik und Musikfeatures in der Kalenderwoche 23. Der MDR bleibt ein Totalausfall. Portraits und Schwerpunkte gibt es zu: Beethovens Rasumowsky-Quartette, Quatuor Diotima, Peter Lackner, Geschwistern Widmann, Hans Köth, Jennifer Walshe, Neue Musik aus Irland, Adriana Hölszky, Neue Vocalsolisten ascolta, Rolf Riehm, Saxophon, Konstantia Gourzi, Programmiersprachen, Sonar Quartett, Helmut Zapf,...

The Milgram Experiment was an influencing factor on ethics in modern-day psychology 0

Art as an Excuse? Ethics in New Music

In Alex Temple’s article “Composers, performers, and consent”, she talks about something seldom spoken of in new music: a composer’s relationship to their performers with regards to writing music that is also sustainable for the people performing them. She cites an interaction that Jessica Aszodi had with a composer in...

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Edward II. auf der Bühne, Homophobie in der Kritik

Führt das deutsche Musikfeuilleton „rosa Listen“? Neulich las man statt einer Kritik oder eines echten Verrisses eine Statistik der sexuellen Orientierung des Premierenteams: „Der Komponist der Oper: schwul. Der Librettist: schwul. Der Regisseur: schwul. Der Dirigent: wissen wir nicht. Der Intendant: schwul. Der Chefdramaturg: auch.“ Aus dem Kontext gelöst sieht...

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The sounds of a different world. Review of „The Music of the Temporalists“ by André Pogorillofsky.

Sometimes there are books that are impossible to categorize and impossible to describe. André Pogoriloffsky’s “The Music of the Temporalists” is such a book. I have read it, and I honestly cannot say what it is (is it a travelogue? A science fiction novel? A true account? A literary experiment?...

La Traviata Remixed (Video from Grachtenfestival Amsterdam) 1

La Traviata Remixed (Video from Grachtenfestival Amsterdam)

The world knows hundreds of Wagner pastiches and mash-ups, and his original operas are of course still played. But strangely enough very little has been done with Verdi’s music, not even parodies.
So I would recommend: If you want to see your nice 19th century „Traviata“ as your grandfather knew it just go to any opera house in your vicinity, chances are good that they will play it at some point.