American Mavericks is a 13-part Peabody Award-winning radio series and Web site produced by American Public Media in 2003. This Web site contains the interviews and interactive features developed at that time. Some features including radio-program audio, San Francisco symphony recordings, and online discussion spaces are no longer available. More about the series...
Charles Ives's spatial music Charles Ives's "Unanswered Question" of 1906 was the first piece of the 20th Century using spatial separation as a major element of the composition. Now imagine you are Charles Ives at the mixing board. Where would you place each instrumental grouping for maximum effect? More interactive instruments
This is the place where you roll up your sleeves and get your ears dirty.
How do you make & record your music? Created by Julia Schrenkler on 9/30/04 at 10:05 AM
Logic Pro? Garage band? Customed out freeware or your own app? Or do you go old school?
How do you get your music into a medium that you can share?
"I think you find your audience by not thinking about that very much. You're just doing your job and doing your work and not worrying about, let's say, being rejected or accepted. I've been writing music for 32 years and I've just kept plugging away at it. I just do it, and I put some effort into getting the pieces played; I send scores out, all that stuff. In New York I created my own band. That's a very good way to start to gain an audience...I thought, 'Let me just get my stuff out there,' you know. It's out there, it's out there and it got a little bit of notice and word of mouth occurs. " More interviews
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