Blogging as a substitute for productive behavior has just turned 10 years old, according to today’s Wall Street Journal. To which we say a hearty “Mazeltov” and welcome into the S21 fold composer Judith Shatin who is spending a Semester at Sea and sharing her adventures with us. We’re also delighted to welcome back Alan Thiesen, who has returned after spending a “brutal” year in post-doctoral studies.
Our amigo Marco Antonio Mazzini reports that his Musical Marathon for clarinetists competition is closed for new entries. You can now listen to the submissions (all different versions of a piece called Convalecencia) and vote for your favorite. Go hither and do thusly.
The energetic Marco Antonio has just launched a new clarinet series on YouTube called Try This at Home. It’s not modern music…but nonetheless good fun.