With traditional careers becoming increasingly unattainable, classical musicians are branching out on their own.
The new Brooklyn Philharmonic: A “Site-Specific” Orchestra?
The term “site-specific” is ubiquitous in contemporary visual art organizations. For art historian Miwon Kwon, the term encompasses projects that are linked not only to a physical location (like a sculpture installation designed for a particular gallery), but to a specific community and its cultural traditions and values. Can we also apply the term “site-specific”Read More
Orchestras and Authenticity
(Originally published at Orchestra R/Evolution) In my last post, I encouraged readers to articulate what they liked about orchestras, so we can have a better sense of what it is exactly we are trying to preserve or pass on to new audiences and future generations. I’ll begin this one by sharing my own answer toRead More