Thursday, April 02, 2009
This story makes me very happy: Newspeak and Ensemble de Sade are holding their "1st Annual New Music Bake Sale". It's not quite the pancake breakfast suggested here, but it'll certainly do. In order to thrive, New Music has to go wide and deep, not only concentrating on the elite institutional life of opera houses, major orchestras, university music departments and a handful of venues in Manhattan, but reaching and integrating our music-making into homes, schools, and communities, a task not made any easier by the increasingly disconnected patterns of contemporary life. I can't make it on the 17th — I'll be with the family in Nepal — but if you do, have a slice of banana bread and think of me.