PopMuse: Music Composition http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ This is not a love story: Chaya Czernowin’s Heart Chamber https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/this-is-not-a-love-story-chaya-czernowins-heart-chamber/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/this-is-not-a-love-story-chaya-czernowins-heart-chamber/ Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:46:45 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler Chaya Czernowin’s fourth opera,�Heart Chamber, will receive its premiere at Deutsche Oper Berlin on 15 November, and subsequent performances on 21, 26 and 30 November, and 6 December. Tickets and other information can be found here. The following essay is a longer version of the text that is published (in German, translated by Wieland Hoban) … Continue reading This is not a love story: Chaya Czernowin’s Heart�Chamber → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Speaking appearances, November 2019 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/speaking-appearances-november-2019/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/speaking-appearances-november-2019/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:48:17 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler I will be talking about music in two settings next week. On Tuesday, 5 November, I will be at the University of Huddersfield as a contributor (with Robert Adlington and Aaron Cassidy) to the first session in this year’s Speculations in Sound, a five-week series of seminar/workshop afternoons discussing the role and place of new … Continue reading Speaking appearances, November�2019 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New piece, FEV1/FVC premiering at Deep Minimalism festival https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/new-piece-fev1-fvc-premiering-at-deep-minimalism-festival/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/new-piece-fev1-fvc-premiering-at-deep-minimalism-festival/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:27:23 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler Kathryn Williams will be including a short piece of mine in her performance of one-breath pieces Coming Up for Air as part of the Deep Minimalism festival at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre this weekend. I am absolutely thrilled. Coming up for Air is an ongoing project of Kathryn’s, in which she collects and performs … Continue reading New piece, FEV1/FVC premiering at Deep Minimalism�festival → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Lim and Nono chronological playlists https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/lim-and-nono-chronological-playlists/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/lim-and-nono-chronological-playlists/ Sat, 07 Sep 2019 17:29:09 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler I suppose as a nascent hobby I’ve started putting together chronological, bingeable playlists of composers’ outputs on Spotify. So far I’ve done this in connection with something I’ve been reading and/or writing about. My first one, for the music of Luigi Nono, was inspired by a review I was writing of�Nostalgia for the Future, University … Continue reading Lim and Nono chronological�playlists → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Never throw away https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/never-throw-away/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/never-throw-away/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:35:03 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler From theatre, film and game composer Matthew Reid comes an amusing story: Reid was pleased to discover that a movement from his orchestral work�Intervals was included in a recent official Spotify playlist of new classical releases, sequenced between excerpts from Act III of Siegfried and ‘Torna ai felici di’ from Puccini’s�Le villi.� Reid’s Intervals is … Continue reading Never throw away → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Borough New Music comes to an end https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/borough-new-music-comes-to-an-end/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/borough-new-music-comes-to-an-end/ Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:42:32 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler I was sad to read this morning that the excellent Borough New Music�series has had to come to end. Over three seasons, artistic director Clare Simmonds and her team have put on a remarkable 72 lunchtime concerts in St George the Martyr Church, featuring 254 composers, 122 performers and 88 premieres. Although the stars never … Continue reading Borough New Music comes to an�end → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Notes from the London Music Fund’s annual fundraiser https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/notes-from-the-london-music-funds-annual-fundraiser/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/notes-from-the-london-music-funds-annual-fundraiser/ Tue, 21 May 2019 09:21:22 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the London Music Fund‘s annual fundraising lunch at the May Fair Hotel in London. The London Music Fund (formerly the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians) supports musically gifted children from low income families across London. It does so by providing scholarships to children who primary schools … Continue reading Notes from the London Music Fund’s annual�fundraiser → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ComposHER: Celebrating women media composers https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/composher-celebrating-women-media-composers/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/composher-celebrating-women-media-composers/ Fri, 17 May 2019 09:31:48 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler We talk about it a lot, but it’s not only concert music that has a problem with gender equality. Of the 250 top-grossing films in the US last year, 94% of them were scored by men according to a study by Martha M. Lauzen. A recent New York Times story drew further attention to the … Continue reading ComposHER: Celebrating women media�composers → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Music after the Fall: Spotify playlists https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/music-after-the-fall-spotify-playlists/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/music-after-the-fall-spotify-playlists/ Thu, 16 May 2019 10:03:48 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler A couple of days ago I discovered – via Twitter, where else? – that people have been making Spotify playlists out of�Music after the Fall. Among those people is Andrew Tholl (@andrewtholl), violinist, drummer, composer and co-founder of the excellent populist records, who has made chapter-by-chapter lists for use in classes at UC Santa Barbara. … Continue reading Music after the Fall: Spotify�playlists → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Marian Anderson’s April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial Performance http://performingsongwriter.com/marian-anderson/ http://performingsongwriter.com/marian-anderson/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:03 UTC Lydia Hutchinson at Performing Songwriter Ent., LLC On April 9, 1939, celebrated African-American contralto Marian Anderson performed for 75,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied use of a D.C. Hall over segregation rules. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/