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|Posted by The Fourth Wall on February 7, 2015 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
January is a fine time to reflect on the past year, especially when the weather provides some useful home-alone time. Looking back, we’ve had a rather epic year, marked by an array of accomplishments, including a move to Boston. (Lest you think we brought the full force of winter upon ourselves by moving to the northeast, it was this time last year that we were similarly penned in by dangerously cold conditions in Indiana. Winter is coming, and it has a way of finding us.)
Thank y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on February 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
We are buzzing with new ideas and fresh energy here at The Fourth Wall after visits to the first annual New Music Gathering in San Francisco and the 37th annual Chamber Music America National Conference in New York. Emboldened by the spirit of working together to create great art, we are excited to announce our fi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on June 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Posted by Neil
The Fourth Wall was recently named winners of the 2014 Savvy Musician in Action Chamber Ensemble Competition. This event is an experiential workshop on the emerging field of arts entrepreneurship, host...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on July 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
posted by Neil
Starting tomorrow, the Commerce Department will count the creative process towards the nation's Gross Domestic Product. As reported in a New York Times article this week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has revised the way it calculates so-called "intangibles" by including "research and development and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on July 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
posted by Greg
I love Alan Gilbert. There, I've said it. Since taking the helm of the New York Philharmonic in 2009, he has organized some of the most exciting concerts and created a new face for what a top modern orchestra should be. In addition to programming a lot of fantastic contemporary repertoire and working hand-in-hand with some of today's greatest living omposers, he has mounted three phenomena...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on May 29, 2013 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Posted by Neil
One of the many pig-farm-raised, Canadian, magician horn players in the world, Jeff Nelsen has thrilled audiences and inspired studentsfor over twenty years. So far he’s enjoyed touring with Canadian Brass (8 years), teaching and mentoring at Indiana University (7 years so far… ), giving a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on May 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Posted by Neil
Playwright Emily Goodson spoke to me at Soma Coffee House in Bloomington, having already consumed a pot of coffee on her own. Even before I asked any questions, pertinent or otherwise, she launched into the following monologue, charting her path to writing a new musical, “Spun,” which opens Friday, May 17 at theRead Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on May 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Posted by Greg
Hilary, Neil, and I all really enjoy playing with orchestras both back in our respective sections and in front as soloists. There is nothing quite like the musical bear hug that comes from performing with 60, 70, 80+ other musicians! The orchestra world, however, has been facing pretty serious challenges over the last few decades with strikes, financial shortfalls, and the ever present need to build donors and new audiences. This is why I get so excited when I read...Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on May 1, 2013 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by The Fourth Wall on April 30, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (1)|
Posted by Neil
An elegantly simple idea + fiendishly tricky engineering + gravity = JOY!
The punchline to this video is that it is an ad for a phone called "Touch Wood," which must not mean the same thing to a Japanese audience. Something gained in translation? ...Read Full Post »