Classical Music is Dead*

The Nouveau Classical Project

Many people I talk to have what they consider to be a boring job, but they also have a passion of some kind, whether it’s singing, comedy, making movies, dance, entrepreneurship, or whatever. At the same time, they’ll tell me that they want to pursue their other passion, but they don’t have time to do so. I would have to disagree.

The average American watches over 30 hours of television a week. Also, on Friday night, there’s tremendous societal pressure to go out and party and drink, because that’s what everyone else is doing. Then they are hung over Saturday, and not really able to do anything worthwhile, then they rinse and repeat Saturday night and then they are hung over Sunday, and barely struggle in to work Monday morning.

If they could cut out the television, the partying, and the drinking, well, I’ve just found them 60 hours a week!

— Comedian Dan Nainan, who took a leap from tech geek to comedian. Read more in Fast Company’s article “5 People Who Took a Huge Pay Cut for Their Unique Dream Jobs

We’re seeking volunteers on October 8! Be part of our team and learn what it takes to pull off a benefit event. Details here.

We’re seeking volunteers on October 8! Be part of our team and learn what it takes to pull off a benefit event. Details here.

Here is Neil Harbisson—the world’s first legally recognized cyborg— “listening” to NCP clarinetist Isabel Kim’s face, which was a very creepy F-F#-G cluster. This is part of Isabel’s research for the first NCP project she’ll be leading in 2015. More soon…

Here is Neil Harbisson—the world’s first legally recognized cyborg— “listening” to NCP clarinetist Isabel Kim’s face, which was a very creepy F-F#-G cluster. This is part of Isabel’s research for the first NCP project she’ll be leading in 2015. More soon…

Prepping for our invite assembly hang later—an NCP tradition! All you need is an outdated version of Photoshop, #paper from @paperminded, & a good inkjet printer #diy #invitations

Prepping for our invite assembly hang later—an NCP tradition! All you need is an outdated version of Photoshop, #paper from @paperminded, & a good inkjet printer #diy #invitations

We’re so excited about our upcoming benefit where we’ll honor pianist Marilyn Nonken with the NCP Visionary Award. This Thursday we’re going to assemble our in-house designed invitations together in the spirit of NCP benefit tradition. Can’t wait for an invitation? You can get tickets here.
In the meantime…we’re pleased to announce our 2014 Benefit Committee:
Constance BeavonEvon BurgeGeoffrey BurlesonSteve CaputoRichard CarrickJenny Q. ChaiGlenn CornettAnthony de MareDr. Joshua FinebergJoan Finkelstein & Alan KiffersteinBarbara Dobbs MackenzieGregory RussellHoward StokarTaimur SullivanKathleen Supove

We’re so excited about our upcoming benefit where we’ll honor pianist Marilyn Nonken with the NCP Visionary Award. This Thursday we’re going to assemble our in-house designed invitations together in the spirit of NCP benefit tradition. Can’t wait for an invitation? You can get tickets here.

In the meantime…we’re pleased to announce our 2014 Benefit Committee:

Constance Beavon
Evon Burge
Geoffrey Burleson
Steve Caputo
Richard Carrick
Jenny Q. Chai
Glenn Cornett
Anthony de Mare
Dr. Joshua Fineberg
Joan Finkelstein & Alan Kifferstein
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie
Gregory Russell
Howard Stokar
Taimur Sullivan
Kathleen Supove

Work with Us!

We’re seeking a super intern for the fall semester! Learn what it takes to be part of a growing, dynamic music ensemble. Because NCP is a boutique organization, our intern will do more than simply go on coffee runs and Tweet. The NCP intern (yes intern, singular…we only work with one!) will be a valuable part of our team. The deadline to apply is August 18. Find out more about what we’re looking for here

My Receipt Was Not Good Enough

roxanegay:

On my second day in the new town, I went to Best Buy to buy a telephone. In the store, I asked a salesperson, “Do you have old fashioned telephones as opposed to cellular phones?” He knew exactly what I meant and pointed me in the right direction.

I have a landline in my new apartment because,…