It’s in the nature of composers to want to reshape sound, but how do we reshape what sound and music do for us as a community? This is a question that occupies composer Dan Visconti, and it started with a feeling of curiosity about how to make classical music a more communal experience, in the ways of jazz or folk music.
Category: Artist Features
Sarah Robinson has built a diversified and joyful career as a flutist, author, educator and concert producer – but before that, she had to confront a narrow definition of success. She shares her personal story at the 21CMposium.
David Wallace, chair of the String Department at Berklee College of Music, believes educators and students alike should commit themselves to open-mindedness, mutual support, and diversity. He shares his “it takes a village” philosophy at the 21CMposium.
It’s often said that music is a universal language. But language isn’t much good unless you’re using it to have a conversation. So, how do you start one? For Mike Block, the answer is to invite musicians from different countries to the same town for one week…
Mike Block is the quintessential twenty-first century musician, with a sense of creativity that cannot be contained in a box of any kind. In this interview, Block discusses his beginnings and his current artistic goals.