This month we zero in on the scene. We’ve got a rundown of local composers, reviews, and more. Make sure to hit subscribe and follow us on the social medias. Podcasts drop weekly and calendar is updated on a rolling basis. Click and have fun!
Do you ever hit this roadblock? The cognitive dissonance of a conversation where you’re confronted and frustrated with the inconsistent definitions we have for what kind of music we play.
I’m up late. It’s probably 1 or 2 am. Instead of writing articles for this magazine, I’m about to surf the net, AOL-style circa 1999. I grab a Red Bull, crack my fingers in dramatic fashion, and fire up the laptop.
Cute The Needle Drop.
Sometimes, you look at a program and get excited. Other times a program may appear daunting. Maybe there’s a work you’ve heard of, but have never actually heard. Maybe it’s a program of music you’re not entirely sure if you’ll like. Then there are programs like Kansas City Baroque Consortium’s (KCBC) “The Donne, The Dueling, and the Divine” that elicit both excitement and trepidation.
The first of a series featuring music by contemporary composers based in, or active in, the KC scene.
We’re starting to get into the “critical” of DiaKCritical in this issue. For July, we explore the canon, using music as a political and social sounding board, concert fatigue, and we take the time to celebrate the anniversaries of more composers you may be surprised about! Click around, have fun, subscribe.
Tierra Whack is bold, funny, and she gets to the root with some of the most interesting music I’ve heard. The kicker? The album is only 15 minutes long…