Tag Archive: Non-Western music

R.I.P. Pandit Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar passed earlier today and despite the fact that I never got the chance to hear him perform live, much less just meet him, this is a sad occasion for me.  I… Continue reading

Arts Funding Is Supporting A Wealthy, White Audience: Report

This is the title of a recent Huffington Post piece that discusses a study by the Washington-based National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.  Given the demographic trends I’ve been blogging about, this is, as… Continue reading

Are Orchestra Musicians Replaceable?

Drew McManus pointed out a piece written by Michaela Boland which had some interesting quotes by Greg Sandow with whom I don’t necessarily agree on many points though he is one of the… Continue reading

Classical vs. Pop [vs. the Rest]

There’s a phrase in post-colonial criticism and politics that essentially states that the overriding dichotomy is the “West vs.the Rest.”  One of the things that strikes me about discussions (in the US and… Continue reading

Changing US Demographics and Classical Music

Re-posting Ramon Ricker’s blog about Changing US Demographics and Classical Music in full, just because it can never be said enough! Posted on November 9, 2009 at 5:00 am by Ramon Ricker in… Continue reading

Too Many Notes, too few orchestras

While reading the comments to a post by Drew McManus that I mentioned in my previous post, I came across a reference to a post that drew had written about the issue of… Continue reading

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