Archive for the 'mason bates' tag

Video: The Changing Landscape

How has the relationship between the orchestra and its community changed over the past century? Read more

Video: Technology and Engaged Audiences

How can orchestras use technology to engage with audiences? Read more

A New Concert Experience in Chicago

Mason Bates and Anna Clyne are both Mead Composers-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (They’ve also both joined us for conversations as part of the American Orchestra Forum.) In Chicago, they curate a program called “MusicNOW” which is experimenting with new ways to...
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Podcast: Chapter Six – The Creative Challenge, Off the Stage

In a culture that exalts the individual, creativity is thought of first and foremost as the distinctive stamp of a personality, the outpouring of a specific genius or talent. But organizations can and must be creative, too, if they hope to endure and thrive. In the face of financial woes, aging...
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Podcast: Chapter Five – Orchestral Creativity, on the Stage

Where does the marvel of musical creativity come from and how does it work? What parts do muses and inspiration, intuition and the subconscious, hard work and happy accident play in the process? In this podcast, we examine the ways in which creativity can flourish, falter and forge new pathways in...
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