Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
So You Want to be a Composer? Rapido!
14 Day Contest Coming in Spring
How many times have you listened to a piece of music and said to yourself, “I could have written that!”Â Now’s your chance to prove it with Rapido, a 14 day composition contest which offers everyone the opportunity to take their shot.Â You’ll find the rules here.
Read Rapido Goes National in 2012 (Rapido!)
Watch a recent winning composition
Teaching Music Through Technology
Let’s face it…cell phones have become the umbilical cord by which an ever-increasing number of us are attached to the universe.Â Instead of fighting it, why not use it to our advantage?Â WYEP-FM in Pittsburgh developed a new project aiming “to give kids the experience of making music intuitively, without the need for formal training.”
The ZooBeats kiosk uses a simple touch screen interface to let kids create their own compositions, made up of either pre-loaded musical samples or sounds they record themselves.
Read Making Music Easy (essentialpublicradio.org)
Cellphone Halts Mahlerâ€™s Ninth Symphony Mid-Movement
Teaching music through technology is one thing…when that technology causes a concert to grind to a halt, it is quite another.
I’m all for being connected.Â The things I can do both personally and professionally without being tied to one spot is marvelous, but come on folks… it’s not that hard to put your phone on vibrate.
Read !@#&^%$!!!!!!-Cellphone Halts Mahlerâ€™s 9th Mid-Movement (artsjournal.com)