I’ve written a piece about composers and their audience for Peabody Magazine, a publication of the Peabody Institute. It’s the kind of thing some people might call a provocation, but I don’t mean it that way. i think it’s about a simply truth — that classical composers on the whole don’t have a true audience, and that they ought to go out and find one. Which I hope will be part of what happens as I continue working at the University of Maryland. (At College Park, by the way, since I’m thinking some people since I didn’t say otherwise, think I might be at the Baltimore campus.)
You can find my Peabody piece — called “Building an Audience” — here.
And some time ago I did a video interview for Live 2.0, the very stimulating blog by Jim McCarthy, the smart and savvy CEO of Goldstar.com. I fear I look like a zombie, thanks to the low-cal webcam on my laptop (unless I really do look like a zombie!). But Jim and I had a good conversation, he looks fine, and you can the links to the two-part video here and here.
For more encounters with me live, speaking only, no video, here are some links:
- My presentation at the international music conference in Tunis this past fall
- My talk this past summer at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
- My commencement speech at Eastman, from May 2008
- My talk to people from British orchestras, on technology (audio only).