Bonus Episode 59b: Dennis and the curators for the NewMusicShelf Vocal Anthologies answer questions about the call for scores in an Ask Us Anything-style video chat.
In case you haven't yet heard the news, composer David Maslanka passed away last week on August 6 after a brief battle with cancer. David, along with his son Matthew, was a guest on the show back in January for Episode #38.
Reading other composers' and performers' reminiscences of him online, it's impossible to overlook the impact he's had in our corner of the world and beyond. From his simple exhortation for composers to Just Show Up when it comes to writing every day, to his acknowledgement about our craft that "nothing about what we do is convenient," he has been a source of encouragement and inspiration for many composers over the decades.
So this week, in honor of his memory, I'm rebroadcasting episode 38 on Forging Your Own Path with David Maslanka.
This week, Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer joins Dennis to make a few exciting announcements, including a new partnership with the American Composers Forum, a new distribution outlet for self-published composers, and gigantic new call for scores - all to make composers' lives better.