Chris Pasels’ Writers’ Block might be one of the most laudable columns written this year. In it, he describes various successful survival methods for modern composers: “So what’s an ambitious composer to do? In fact, conversations with several dozen suggest a variety of strategies. Some are forming ensembles. Others are starting festivals, webcasting or setting up streaming audio sites. And just about everyone has found an alternative way to pay the bills. The only thing that’s certain is that waiting for a cloudburst of opportunities is not an option.”
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