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  1. Paul Moravec on childhood and the church

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    Composer Paul Moravec began his musical career as a boy chorister in the Episcopalian Church which taught him lessons about community, music making, and professionalism that stayed with him for the…

  2. Paul Moravec on writing for the musicians you know

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    Paul Moravec prefers to compose for musicians he knows and he has had important interpretative champions such as violinist Maria Bachmann and clarinetist David Krakauer, for each of whom both he crafted…

  3. Paul Moravec on what music is really about

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    According to Paul Moravec, music is ultimately not about sound. After watching Molly Sheridan's video presentation, read a transcript of Paul Moravec's entire conversation with Frank J.…

  4. Jessie Montgomery on approaching a commission

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    Several of composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery's pieces have patriotic themes, even though her own relationship to patriotism is somewhat complex. But according to her, that has served as creative…

  5. Jessie Montgomery: Conjuring Memories

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    Although she grew up in a very culturally diverse New York City neighborhood that has also long been a hotbed for artistic experimentation and rebellion, composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery most…

  6. Muhal Richard Abrams: "Don't ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise"

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    Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "To ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise…

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    • Muhal Richard Abrams: "Composing and Improvising is the Same Thing"

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      Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. "I’m improvising all the time, and I’m composing all the time," says Muhal…

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      • Muhal Richard Abrams on the difference between Improvisation and Composition

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        Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/

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        • Muhal Richard Abrams on respecting the fact that it’s important to make an effort to be musical

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          Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/

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          • Muhal Richard Abrams: "Music has to be harnessed and structured from sound"

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            Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. According to Muhal Richard Abrams, "Before music can be called music, it has to be harnessed…

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            • Muhal Richard Abrams: "I’ve always had a kind of feeling that I could teach myself"

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              Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation with Frank J. Oteri. Video presentation by Molly Sheridan. "I came to a point where I wanted to be more technically enlightened about composing, so I started…

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