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Performance Design: What is it?

Performance Design: What is it?

Here are a few early notes from my thinking on the topic of performance design:

Performance Design: An interdiscipline which examines and prescribes the tools and methods for designing a performance. Includes those tools under the traditional rubric of “interpretation” (examining manuscripts, historical studies, structural analysis) but also includes music perception fields (music cognition, information theory and neuroscience), programming, venue selection, and marketing.

Tests of Greatness, Part One

Tests of Greatness, Part One

The most obvious concrete benchmark for quality is the demonstration of compositional craft. Here are some elements and composers that can be recognized for their innovation and/or mastery. 

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.