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Meet the conductor, Anu Tali Mar 3, 2010

Anu Tali is a world-class conductor (she's got cred)  who has been travelling the world to lead Songs of Wars I Have Seen and is in town right now with Heiner Goebbels helping put together the show for this weekend. A couple quick things to note about her: *By the age of 30 she founded an orchestra featuring the top musicians from around the world. *She conducts frequently in her homeland of Estonia, but makes international trips on special projects, such as this one.

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Songs of Wars I Have Seen in rehearsal Mar 2, 2010

Our building is FULL of musicians and singers getting ready for the weekend. I can't think of a time that I've seen so many instruments and music stands out on the stage and know that a couple coworkers are thinking the same thing. Here's a snapshot of our Mainstage Theater  right now:

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The Aesthetics of Heiner Goebbels Mar 2, 2010

So you've read the beginner's guide to Heiner Goebbels. What next? A short essay on the aesthetics of this composer. Dr. Kersten Glandien delivered this paper at a School of Sound symposium in 2005 and then made it available online. In the opening Glandien says "[h]is approaches challenged our conventions of thinking and, believe me, we needed it."

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A beginner's guide to Heiner Goebbels Mar 1, 2010

Heiner Goebbels is a rockstar of composing.

We've used a lot of descriptions in our text like "titan"  and  referred to him around our office as the "Jan Fabre of the composing world." But just who is Heiner Goebbels? Here are the top 5 things you need to know:

1. He was a member of an 80s avant rock band called Cassiber.
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Songs about war - what's your favorite? Feb 24, 2010

There are plenty of love songs out there, but how about songs about war? An about.com posting lists the following as the top 10 songs related to war: 1. Eminem - Mosh - 2004 2. Paul Hardcastle - 19 - 1985 3. John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace a Chance - 1969 4. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction - 1965 5. Metallica - One - 1989 6. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be a Hero - 1974 7. SSgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad of the Green Berets - 1966 8.

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Looking back at the debut of Pacific Musicworks Feb 23, 2010

Almost a year ago, Pacific Musicworks (then known as Pacific Operaworks) made a splashy debut in a high profile production of Return of Ulyssses that included partnerships with William Kentridge and South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.

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