Rosanne Cash on Discovering New Artistic Terrain

Rosanne Cash
Smithsonian Magazine

Innovation is not just for the young. Rosanne Cash learned this in 2011, the year she turned 56, as she pondered what her next album would be. She had just finished touring in support of her 2009 album, The List, a dozen songs selected from the list of essential country and folk numbers that her famous father had given her to learn when she was a teenager. That record had earned glowing press and robust concert-ticket sales.

“So many people told me, ‘Are you going to do The List, Part Two?’” she recalled backstage at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in July. “That might have been a good business decision, but it made me feel hollow inside, like I’d be faking it. How boring to stick to what you’ve already done.”

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Stewart Copeland
Symphony Magazine

Stewart Copeland, who is best known as the drummer for the rock band The Police, has been heavily involved in film composition since director Francis Ford Coppola asked him to write the music for the 1983 movieRumble Fish. Copeland did not intend to have anything to do with live performances of his film music, but he got involved in a roundabout way by composing accompaniment for Ben-Hur Live. 

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Mason Bates
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has embarked on an ambitious project to explore recent programming trends among 21 major American orchestras. Their research found that Mason Bates is the second most performed living composer! ... »