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Offline opaquer

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The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« on: September 09, 2017, 02:59:52 AM »
While I have my own guesses, what do you think "the place to be" is for new music (classical) in the world right now?

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 03:56:13 AM »
Berlin.

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 08:47:12 AM »
For the US, I'd guess New York and Boston.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 10:30:37 AM »
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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 10:37:09 AM »
Probably Berlin, yes.


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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 01:34:29 PM »
I dont think theres solely one music capital for contemporary music, but several. Berlin, certainly. London? Id also add Helsinki.
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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 04:04:06 PM »
I thought this thread was about raising money for new music.   ;)

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 04:52:25 PM »
The nearest Bach organ recital.
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 11:37:18 PM »
London?

No

Berlin.

Yes


Say I was going traveling  ;D

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 01:46:57 AM »
Be a journeyman, travel and explore. Then decide where the action is for yourself.

This may be the case  ;D

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 01:50:17 AM »
I thought this thread was about raising money for new music.   ;)

I've made nothing this year from my compositions, I wonder how Ferneyhough is doing?  ::)

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 01:57:18 AM »
Essentially I am going to save up lots of money and go travelling in a country that has a good music scene for contemporary music, sometime next yea. I am making life decisions here. I may very well drop out of Uni to experience the foreign world, then come back and settle down into my (solemn) career as an artist in the modern age  ::)

Basically I want the whole deal:

Seeing modernist chamber and orchestral music on the live stage
Sleeping in motels
Sleeping on pavements
Sleeping in carparks
Sleeping in backpackers
Going surfing on an exotic beach
Hitchiking
Getting my stuff stolen
Falling in love with a woman who finds me attractive, who speaks an entirely gibberish language to my ears
Writing song cycles about foreign cultures
Making an indie documentary of all of this
Meeting several leading, living composers
Eating weird foods
and so on  8)


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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 02:40:09 AM »
I thought this thread was about raising money for new music.   ;)

I've made nothing this year from my compositions, I wonder how Ferneyhough is doing?  ::)

I was making a joke about the thread title: "capital" = money; "capitol" = a city.   :o   ;D

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 03:25:56 AM »
Motels are an exotic and rare accommodation type in Europe. Head for hostels, b&bs and small hotels, possibly airbnb too.

Accommodation in eastern Europe can be extremely cheap out of season, also flats. Berlin isn't among the most expensive cities here. But Paris and London are, as regards accommodation, unless you are able to get a special arrangement.
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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 03:31:23 AM »
Essentially I am going to save up lots of money and go travelling in a country that has a good music scene for contemporary music, sometime next yea. I am making life decisions here. I may very well drop out of Uni to experience the foreign world, then come back and settle down into my (solemn) career as an artist in the modern age  ::)


You might enjoy a small town named Kuerten in Germany, zip code 51515. I understand it is the true center of contemporary music not just of the world, but of the Universe Itself! 0:)
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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 04:13:10 AM »

Basically I want the whole deal:

Seeing modernist chamber and orchestral music on the live stage
Sleeping in motels
Sleeping on pavements
Sleeping in carparks
Sleeping in backpackers
Going surfing on an exotic beach
Hitchiking
Getting my stuff stolen
Falling in love with a woman who finds me attractive, who speaks an entirely gibberish language to my ears
Writing song cycles about foreign cultures
Making an indie documentary of all of this
Meeting several leading, living composers
Eating weird foods
and so on  8)

This is all possible, without to much difficulty I'd say.

The bible for doing this sort of thing in olden times was this



I did what you want to do in the US, the US was exciting from my point of view, in fact I traveled for a while with a music student who had the same sort of ideas as you have. He found exciting music making there -- Cajun inspired music in Louisiana for example. He's got the career now -- he's quite an important prof in the conservatory in Chicoutimi Quebec. Meeting composers and finding concerts was no problem -- whenever we passed a music shop he'd go in, introduce himself, beg to be allowed to practise on one of the pianos, meet people, get introductions and invitations . . . musical people are friendly, or they were.
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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 04:29:12 AM »
You might enjoy a small town named Kuerten in Germany, zip code 51515. I understand it is the true center of contemporary music not just of the world, but of the Universe Itself! 0:)

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Re: The current musical capital for contemporary music?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 07:36:52 AM »
You might enjoy a small town named Kuerten in Germany, zip code 51515. Guelph in Ontario. I understand it is the true center of contemporary music not just of the world, but of the Universe Itself! 0:)

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