A Conversation with Brad Wells

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Brad Wells founded the Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth because his ears had been “searching, aching for new sound combinations” that he wasn’t hearing out in the world.

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2016 POP Finalists

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Each month, 21CM asks a leader in music to select the People, Organizations and Projects that have inspired them most. Now, we hand the voting over to you to select your favorites.

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Music and Community: A Talk21 with Dan Visconti

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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.

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The Women Who Lead Us

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I wondered about my own female role models in music – Marin Alsop, Julia Wolfe, Kaija Saariaho, Laurie Anderson. Was there a common thread that made them particularly inspiring to me? Or did they bring me some new idea of musicianship that I could not have gotten anywhere else?

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