I am saddened to learn that Phil passed away in January. Here is his official obituary.
The world famous classical trumpeter Maurice André has died. He would have been 79 on May 21.
He worked in the mines of southern France in his teenage years. His father encouraged him to learn the trumpet. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 18. More >
A performance of Mahler’s ninth symphony by the New York Philharmonic, on January 10, 2012, was cut short 13 bars before the end. An iPhone located near the stage continued to play the default Marimba ringtone until conductor Alan Gilbert stopped the performance and addressed the guilty party directly.
According to Paul More >
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 >