Friday, September 28, 2007

Atlanta Composers Myspace Submissions

Hello everyone,

You may remember from an earlier post that I have made a MySpace page to feature Atlanta composers. I would like to update this monthly, but have not had any new submissions for October. Keep them coming in!

Please send mp3s (or URLs for me to download) here:

Even if we have featured your music before, submit pieces anyway. I am treating this as first-come, first-served. We can feature 5 pieces at a time, and I think that if we keep rotating the music, people will check back on the page more often. No, you don't have to join MySpace, but if you are on there, please befriend Atlanta Composers and tell all of your fans to befriend us, too!


Monday, September 17, 2007

Making It: Today's Music Success Model

Good little commentary on making it in today's music biz. Though addressed to songwriters, I believe this equally applies to us composers (perhaps even more so.)

What's your definition of success, and how are you achieving it?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Concert Idea from "Wordless"

From Sequenza21, here's an interesting story about a concert series that features classical and rock music on the same program:

"For a series only slightly over a year old, Wordless Music has made astonishing waves. Givony’s brainchild, which he only anticipated lasting two or three concerts, ends up in the black from ticket sales alone and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. His programs aim to be half-classical, half-rock, though he estimates about 90% of the audience comes for the latter. While such a programming style may not meet the curatorial standards of Lincoln Center, he tries to create sensible musical pairings. When he was able to secure Beirut for a concert on September 20th, for instance, he thought programming some Osvaldo Golijov would complement the band’s Balkan, Levantine sounds. Other times, however, Givony scrapes together a half-hour of classical music and sees whatever decent band he can get. So far, so good."

Since classical and rock are my two favorite kinds of music, this seems natural to me. I'd like to try this in Atlanta. The Atlanta Composers Meetup is currently working on an upcoming electronic music concert this Fall. Perhaps after that, we could curate a classical/rock show for Winter/Spring?

Your thoughts? Worth pursuing?

Anyone have any favorite local rock groups that you could recommend?