Violist Stephanie Griffin: The Momentum Of Four Momenta

Although she calls it ‘a violist’s Book of Job,’ founding and leading the Momenta Quartet is a longtime labor of love for Stephanie Griffin, as she tells us in Music for Writers. Read More

Matthew Welch: ‘My Music Sounds Like An Optimistic View Of The Future’

“The bagpipes are actually incredibly difficult to play,” says bagpiper-composer Matthew Welch in Music for Writers by Porter Anderson. #MusicForWriters at Thought Catalog Read More

The IPA London Congress: Confrontation and Debate

Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair. Read More

Kronos Quartet's David Harrington: 'There Is No Such Thing As Easy Music'

‘Fifty for the Future’ is now in its second year, and the Kronos Quartet’s founder David Harrington talks about the project and the quartets goals. Read More

Australian-Canadian Funding Goes to Digital Storytelling Projects

Using “new technologies to tell culturally relevant stories,” digital media co-productions pull in more than $500,000 in Canadian and Australian funding. Read More

#MusicForWriters – Gity Razaz: ‘The Emotional Map’ Of A Composer’s Voice

Razaz has a youngster’s voice and an ancient soul. She’s one of four artists-in-residence with Paola Prestini’s National Sawdust Read More

Jonathan Taplin’s Drive for a ‘Digital Renaissance’: DBW Keynote

Jonathan Taplin — film producer and Annenberg director—will warn Digital Book World that publishing may be ‘sleeping through a revolution.’ Read More

Europe’s Taxing Dilemma: When ‘A Book Is a Book’

By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Editor-in-Chief ‘Business as Usual Appears To Be a Thing of the Past’ The European Parliamentary Research Service describes itself as the European Parliament’s “in-house research department and think tank.” It promises “independent, objective and authoritative analysis of, and research on, policy issues relating to the European Union.” The research documents the… Read More

#MusicForWriters – Michel van der Aa: ‘No Lines To Cross Over Anymore’

Dutch composer-filmmaker Michel van der Aa’s The Book of Sand is a digital, interactive song cycle created to live online. Porter Anderson in Thought Catalog’s #MusicForWriters. Read More