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Entries by Daniel J. Kushner from 10/2011

Beautiful Mechanical: yMusic, The Ready-Made Collaborators

| Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

yMusic has created something stunning and uncanny -- a vital document of the indie-classical movement that simultaneously resists and transcends the connotations associated with the subgenre.

SONiC Festival Interview #1: Alex Temple

| Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

The creative minds behind what is known as "contemporary classical music" are innumerable, and gaining perspective can be an overwhelming task for audiences.

SONiC Festival Interview #2: Wang Lu

| Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

"This piece is different from the other pieces I wrote, a lot of them, because this is a very different aesthetic. This music about playing very few notes, but to really emphasize the subtlety between notes other than the orchestra piece maybe you heard."

SONiC Snapshots: Oscar Bettison and Rebecca Stenn/Konrad Kaczmarek

| Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

I spoke with composer Oscar Bettison about his 65-minute opus O Death, excerpts of which will be performed on Wednesday as part of the SONiC Festival in New York.

SONiC Festival Interview (#5): Du Yun

| Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts

I spoke with composer Du Yun, a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble who will present her work Vicissitudes Alone for guitar and electronics.