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 [...]
Women Outnumber Men in Korea’s Burgeoning Classical Music Market
Are You Listening Vienna and Berlin?
The Vienna Philharmonic has but seven women,Â representing 5% of its 136 members.Â In the Berlin Philharmonic, 18 of its 128 members, or 14%, are women.
The New York Philharmonic has a comparatively balanced ratio, with woman representing 45 of its 99 members.
In Japan, the NHK Symphony Orchestra has 17 women, or 16% of its 106 members.
They all pale in comparison with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, which boasts a whopping 65 women among it’s 105 members, or 62%.
Read In Local Orchestras, Women Outnumber the Men (Korean Joongang Daily)
Practicing Piano in 3-D
If getting your youngsters to put down the Wii controls or step away from the iPhone to practice is nearly impossible, I may have an answer.Â Though this is designed more to assist professional musicians with technique, why not use any advantage you can get?
Hawk-eye 3-D Technology uses electrodes attached to the hands to aid pianists to work out fingering problems, which can lead to a crash and burn at a crucial moment in a performance, not to mention physical ailments.
You never know…maybe watching their hands with 3-D technology might just be the trick to get your budding Lang Lang to practice!
Read New Science: How to Improve Your Piano Playing with Hawk-Eye 3D Technology (Arts Journal)
Watch a demonstration of the HAWK system
More “Borrowing” Questions Plaguing Osvaldo Golijov
Claims last week that Grammy winning composer Osvaldo Golijov used the work of a lesser-known composer without full credit have prompted questions about another of Golijov’s compositions.
Read Composer’s Borrowing Challenged in Second Work (Eugene Register~Guard)