Archive | March, 2006

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2006 is the 40th birthday of the L.A. County Museum of Art. Happy birthday!

To celebrate, a special exhibition of art given or promised to the museum will run through April 16th.

An appreciation of the art of giving, the exhibit showcases 150 gifts, including important 20th century paintings, sculptures and drawings by the usual suspects, including Picasso, Klee, Giacometti, Calder, et al.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California.


Oscar-Nominated Film Scores

If you are a songwriter or composer, you really must take a moment to listen to these sound clips: Andy Trudeau on Oscar-Nominated Film Scores – …

Andy Trudeau has been providing note-by-note analyses of each film score nominated for the Academy Awards (TV broadcast is tonight). You can hear his critiques for the past couple weeks as well, and see his list of the Top 10 all-time best.

Whether you care at all about movies or awards programs is beside the point. Listening to his detailed descriptions of melodies (or non-melodies) with and without lyrics, is very much like attending one of this country’s best music education classes.

If for nothing else, Andy Trudeau provides you an excellent example of what you should expect from anyone who is critiquing your song … whether you agree with his opinions or not.



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