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

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

#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

#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

#MusicForWriters – Dan Trueman: The Digital Piano, Well-Prepared

Dan Trueman is a composer, a violinist, and electronic musician whose latest recording, Nostalgic Synchronic is a mind-teasing 8 etudes for “bitKlavier.” Read More

Nadia Sirota: New Music's Most Articulate Ambassador

Contemporary classical music’s best friend, violist Nadia Sirota has a residency at Symphony Space and a new album on the way. Porter Anderson in’s #MusicForWriters. Read More

At ALA’s Midwinter Meeting: BiblioBoard Pivots As ‘Libraries Transform’

Libraries: From Info Vaults To Creative Hubs The American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston, has just closed with some impressive numbers to report. Gary Price at Library Journal reports that a total 11,716 people attended the five-day event—librarians, library workers and supporters including 3,622 exhibitors. This makes the 2016 event some 1,000 people larger… Read More

Starting 2016's Journey: Are Author-Editor Relationships Endangered?

One of the things that makes the 2015-2016 transition interesting in the creative corps is a subdued, reflective, sometimes exhausted, and often pensive mood. A lot of it revolves around marketplace fatigue. And it might not be helping that a one time-honored relationship—that of writer and editor—seems to be changing, for both parties, to what is… Read More

In 2016, Adult Coloring Books: Only Half-Good For Publishing

Color Us Skeptical One of the things the book publishing industry produces best is confusion. Its gray areas (not unlike its Grey areas) are fogs of speculation, partial truths, gossip, and misty-eyed hindsight. Among the most beloved notions this year has been the idea that print books entered a renaissance in 2015. In bookseller’s dreams, consumers… Read More