Composers Forum is a daily web log that allows invited contemporary composers to share their thoughts and ideas on any topic that interests them--from the ethereal, like how new music gets created, music history, theory, performance, other composers, alive or dead, to the mundane, like getting works played and recorded and the joys of teaching. If you're a professional composer and would like to participate, send us an e-mail.
I had a chance to interview Scottish composer James MacMillan for a November episode of WFIU Public Radio's Profiles program. The composer was here for the premiere of Sun Dogs at Indiana University with the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble conducted by Carmen Tellez.
He had many fascinating comments about his music, his philosophy, and music's relationship to the Catholic Church. You can hear the interview along with several really terrific musical works here: