Dear Sequenza21 folks,
I enjoy your site immensely. It is really a wealth of information and opinions – a kind of lively gathering of the diverse personalities that inhabit contemporary music.
I am a musicology grad student and I am working on a project this semester about classical music on the internet – the way new technologies affect how the music is disseminated, received, perceived, etc. – and the ways new and changing audiences are interacting with the music.
I am not sure who responds to emails at this address, but I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions for me.
Basically, I was interested to find out a little bit about the history of Sequenza21 – how it came together and its stages of development.
Also, I would love to hear any thoughts about the place of a site like Sequenza21 in the world of contemporary classical music: What is the significance of the kind of community it fosters?
Does it help to reach new audiences – is it an effective means of promotion – or does its main value lie elsewhere?
Does it have some role in altering the perception of contemporary classical music in contemporary society?
…or any other thoughts.
I am sure everyone involved with the site is extremely busy. Please do not feel pressured to reply if you simply do not have the time. I would, however, truly appreciate any information and thoughts you could offer.
JB Note: So, what do we think?