Random bits

March 10, 2014

Devices & Desires: Where are they now?

In 2011, we embarked on a very cool adventure. Partnering with the online music network Indaba Music, we launched three stand-alone remix competitions. Entrants were given access to three Gregorian chants (specially recorded for the contests by New York Polyphony) that they could remix however they’d like. There were no limits on structure, style, or […]

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August 24, 2013

Get Tudored

Get arts-n-craftsy, win a SIGNED COPY of Times go by Turns, the new CD from New York Polyphony! To celebrate the August 27 release of their new album Times go by Turns—featuring music that spanned the rise and reign of the Tudor dynasty—New York Polyphony wants YOU to create your most fabulous TUDOR ERA SELF-PORTRAIT using […]

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May 20, 2013

Fifteen misses

File this under NOT early music. People often accuse me of being stuck in the 80s. Not because of a penchant for parachute pants, and certainly not because of my moussed-out, technicolor hairstyle. It’s because I have a terrible memory… until the conversation turns to pop music of the Reagan years. I was not quite […]

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October 15, 2010

Off the cutting room floor

Thanks to Acis Productions, we were able to rescue a track from Tudor City that didn’t make the final cut: Thomas Tallis’ “Let God Arise in Majesty”. Maybe the key didn’t fit in the sequence, maybe it was a case of “more of the same”…who knows. But whatever the reason, it ended up on the cutting […]

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August 26, 2010

Cool factor 10

In late June, New York Polyphony spent a beautiful summer evening with photographer Joanne Bouknight. Over the course of three hours in as many as five different locations around Long Island City, she snapped over 700 photos! To put it delicately, we’re intermittently photogenic… which is to say not really at all. So Joanne wisely […]

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May 11, 2010

Mid Town Concert Canceled

Due to a sports-related injury (seriously!), tomorrow’s (May 12) 1:15PM performance at Immanuel Lutheran Church (NYC) is canceled. An alternate program will be offered in its stead… just not by NYP. Please check the Mid Town Concerts website for details. …

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April 16, 2010

The joys of embedded video

Bells and whistles.  One of the best things about the redesign of NYP.com is the ease with which EMBEDDED VIDEO can be incorporated into a post! Oh, technology– you are a friend, indeed.

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