Friday, September 28, 2007
Contest time again
Yes, It's once again time to play Name the Next New Music Box Cover Person, our monthly feature competition. Each month -- as you know far too well -- the New Music Box, the internet organ of the American Music
Cartel Center features a video interview with a new music personality (and sometimes a small gaggle of them). My guesses have had a bad track record and my wishes are even further off. Of late, there have been a conductor, members of a new music ensemble, and three composers, one prodigal junior composer, one great big senior composer, and one other composer cosily nestled in-between. Once again, I predict that the next interviewee will be a critic; by all rights, it ought to be our most senior active critic, Alan Rich (someone: do a serious video interview with Rich now -- the man's been places, heard music, including the first performance of the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra!) but -- it's the AMC, after all -- it's much more likely to be a New Yorker, so I'll guess Alex Ross, with a spanking brand new book out. What's your best guess -- no NMB insiders allowed -- the winner gets a gift certificate for a Buñueloni at the Cedar Tavern, should it ever reopen, and I'll throw in $4.48 into the unclaimed pot, carried over from last month's contest which had no winner, making it a grand total this month of $5.28. Once again, staff members and relations of the AMC are excluded from the competition. Entries must be received before midnight, GMT, on September 30th.