PROF. DR. TOM MOORE With two recent nominations for the Latin Grammy in classical music, Sergio Roberto de Oliveira is one of the leading composers in Brazil, and had a particularly active season at the close of 2012, with a series of concerts and CD-box marking fifteen years of activity. A previous interview with Oliveira […]
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PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Travis Alford is a young composer, originally from North Carolina, who has studied in Boston with composers including Lee Hyla, David Rakowski and Eric Chasalow, and teaches at Gordon College and M.I.T. We talked via Skype on Dec. 4, 2012.
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Lansing McLoskey (b. 1964) first came to my attention through a rave review for his CD in Gramophone in 2008, when he had recently moved from the Boston area to Miami, where he is professor of composition at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami. His musical background […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Mark Engebretson, composer and saxophonist, is on the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. April 2012 brought an international premiere of his new concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra in São Paulo, Brazil, with soloist Susan Fancher.We spoke in person […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Tom Moore: Let’s start with the concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra, from your new CD, which is called A Future of Tango, a reference to the History of Tango, by Piazzolla. How did this piece come to be? Was it a commission by the quartet?Alejandro Rutty: It was a commission […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Stephen Dembski has been composing music for public performance since the early seventies, and has been professor of music at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the past thirty years. In this first interview we discuss his early influences and his studies and compositions up through his work in the […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE Over fifteen years of compositional activity, Sergio Oliveira has become one of Brazil’s leading voices in contemporary music, something ratified internationally by his nomination for best classical composition in 2011 for the Latin Grammies, where he competed in this category with such figures as Lalo Schifrin and Paquito d’Rivera.
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE TM: Please talk about your earliest musical memories. Was there music in your family? How did you get started in music?CBR: My grandmother played piano – local stuff, for the church – early 20s sheet music. I have very vivid memories of sitting in a scratchy old overstuffed chair in her […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE TM: Please talk about the musical environment in your family when you were growing up.RL: My parents had the classical radio station on all the time – WQXR, in New York. When I was five and a half I started going to a music school on Sundays where I learned to […]
Una Paradójica Serie de Infinitos ÁNGEL ARRANZ A.A.: Maestro, ¿cómo fueron sus principios en el campo de la música electroacústica en el Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center de Nueva York? A.L-R: Tuve una beca para ingeniería, en la rama de acústica e informática. Cyril M. Harris –un acústico muy conocido en Estados Unidos, quien resolvió el […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE TM: What was the musical environment in your family? AR: Lots of recordings and lots of piano! During the war, my parents had gone to New York on a trip – they lived in the Midwest. At that time you could make little 78s and send them to soldiers on the […]
PROF. DR. TOM MOORE TM: What sort of musical background was there in your family? DJ: My father was an amateur mandolin player, and his father was also a mandolin player. My grandfather played in a Jewish mandolin orchestra in New York City – there were a couple of them. Depending on how far left […]