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Bad Music in Oslo?

CanĀ a piece of music can be inherently bad, or are all such judgements purely subjective?Ā Associate Professor in Composition Matthew Shlomowitz reports on a recent premierĀ in OsloĀ addressing such issues. I was commissioned by theĀ Ultima Festival in Oslo to compose a forty-minute work forĀ the Plus MinusĀ Ensemble, a group I direct with English composer Joanna Bailie. For this commission I decided to do something different: instead of writing a piece, I wrote a 'lecture-piece'. Continue reading →