Composer Thoughts on the Digital Age

Composer Thoughts on the Digital Age

As prominent music organizations around the world feel a strong economic squeeze, closing doors as patrons struggle to buy groceries instead of pricey concert tickets, a generational and demographic gap becomes apparent in the concert halls. 

The Digital Age brought in a new Musical Era where anyone with broadband and a synthesizer could upload original musical creations for all to hear. Yet generations of children have never seen a live opera or orchestra, millions of students do not have the means to take a single music lesson, and public education continues to morph into factories of creative stagnation. The composer’s challenge it to reach out to these missing generations that prefer YouTube, iTunes, smartphones, and Tweeting while maintaining a high level of artistry. 

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