Archive for April, 2011
Max Mathews died of pneumonia in San Francisco on April 21. He was 84. He has been called the “father of computer music” because his experiments in the 1950s at Bell Labs in NJ produced the first sounds synthesized by computers. He wrote the program MUSIC which led to a series More >
The 2011 Pulitzer prize in music was awarded to Chinese-born American composer Zhou Long, 57, for his opera “Madame White Snake,” which premiered on February 26, 2010 by Opera Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Cerise Lim Jacobs’ libretto is based on a Chinese folk tale to blend the musical traditions More >
The board of the Philadelphia Orchestra has voted to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Syracuse Symphony filed for Chapter 7 which means liquidation. Chapter 11 means that the orchestra will continue with their concert schedule and remain in business.
It seems quite odd that an orchestra with an endowment of $140 More >
The composer of the opera “Il Postino” died in his sleep at his home in Austin. The composer’s representative also confirmed his death, saying that he wasn’t suffering from any known illnesses.
Born in Mexico City, Catán studied in Britain and later completed his music studies at Princeton University where More >