MFM endorses this public musicians event on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7pm.
For Our Courageous Workers a City-Wide Symphonic Fanfare was conceived by Frank London, Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace.
Composers Frank London (of The Klezmatics), and Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace (of Tenth Intervention) have joined forces on this effort to bring the city together in a communal music project to honor the efforts of those risking their own health for the benefit of all.
Co-sponsors to date include The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Make Music New York, HONK NYC, MFM, ALJA; and are being updated regularly. For more information, detailed instructions, and a downloadable score that does not require the ability to read music, go to http://www.tenthintervention.com/workers
By Dawoud Kringle
Blink your eyes, and a new social media platform pops up. And with it, a new set of questions for the professional musician, and a new set of variables to complicate an already treacherous territory of the music business.
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming (ByteDance also owns Toutiao, Xigua Video, TopBuzz and BuzzVideo).
In the debut episode of the MFM SPEAKS OUT podcast series, host Dawoud Kringle interviews saxophonist, composer, music educator, and music rights activist David Liebman. The topics discussed include jazz history, the process of music education, changes in the music profession, and the history and development of musician’s rights activism. Liebman brings a perspective on the music business and music activism that focuses on the issues relevant to the modern musician. The two songs are courtesy of David Liebman: Journey Around the Truth with Andy Emler, and Round Midnight with Richard Beirach. Liebman is a member of MFM’s advisory committee.
The Fine Line Between Genius and Madness: High Functioning Bipolar Syndrome and the Arts
By Dawoud Kringle
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to diagnose or cure any illness or condition. The author invites the reader to further research. If you suspect yourself to suffer in any way described herein, you are urged to seek professional help.)
“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” – Aristotle
Artist: Vapor Vespers
Titele: One Act Sonix
Label: Bad Egg Records
Genre: “Triptastic Slam of Storytelling and Genre-Skipping Sounds” – Sal Cataldi
CD Review by Dawoud Kringle
What happens when Sal Cataldi (a New York City / Woodstock / Hudson Valley based multi-instrumentalist who’s known as Spaghetti Eastern Music; and member of MFM) joins forces with Mark Muro (Alaskan actor, poet & playwright)? The result is Vapor Vespers.