The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival’s September 16 show at the Jefferson Theater took on the difficult task of bringing classical music down from the ivory tower, and into the iPod-primed ears of today. Clarinetist Matthew Hunt, who had brought the audience to its feet earlier in the festival with his performance of Steve Reich’s Counterpoint […]
On the program for this year’s Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival is both old-guard classical work
How did you spend International Goth Day, which was last Saturday, May 22nd? If you’re a member of the endangered species Gothicus Charlottesvillianius, you were at The Southern seeing local gothic darlings Bella Morte and the synth-pop duo Synthetic Division.
Last Tuesday night’s “Digitalis,” the annual computer music festival at UVA, was different from most computer music concerts I have been to for three reasons.
Hate to break it to you, but the music on the radio, in YouTube videos, in your iPod—it’s all dead. All recorded sound is a bunch of ones and zeros graphing—as best they can—the shape of a soundwave made in an isolated soundbooth far away and long ago. Technically speaking, the most vibrant music today […]