Tuesday, April 08, 2008

North vs. South of the 49th Parallel

Kyle Gann has just written an interesting article on his perceptions of the new music scenes in Canada and the United States. His view of the new music scene in Canada and opportunities for composers up here is generally optimistic:

But I'll tell you the advice I've been most often giving my composing students lately: go to grad school at McGill, or York University, or the University of Toronto, or Simon Fraser, establish residence, and spend the rest of your life writing music and getting it played, and waving bye-bye to your indigent, day-job-slaving American cousins.

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