Thursday, May 29, 2008

NAR

Not to be confused with the NRA, New Amsterdam Records is the rockin’ label started by my friend Judd and his friends. They were featured in a fantastic spot on All Things Considered tonight, and I am so proud! I know I didn’t have anything to do with their accomplishments, but it feels so good to see and hear my friends having such awesome success. Congrats, NAR!!

Listen to the segment on the NPR site.

And I was serious about joining NAR’s music networking site. I’ve had a couple of friends say, essentially, “Am I cool enough?” There is definitely an edgy side to the site, but that’s new music. Actually, that’s young hip people who happen to be classical musicians, and almost all of my colleagues classify as young hip people. So, yes: you are all cool enough! Maybe too cool, even, but that’s even better. You know you want it...

If you are a singer or instrumentalist, if your are in an ensemble, if you run a concert series, if you write music... come join the network. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “new music person,” come create a presence. Who knows, you might discover a project you’d like to get involved with.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Hey Anne-Carolyn! Thanks for the post, and I couldn't agree more: there is no velvet rope at New Amsterdam. We created the site to serve everyone in our community, to create connections where there might not have been before, and to grow those already in existence. There is definitely no such thing as 'cool' or 'connected enough'...any and all members of the new music community (and those in the fringes on all sides) are welcome and warmly encouraged to join! Thanks again for the support and good cheer. Sarah Kirkland Snider (co-director, New Amsterdam Records)

Judd said...

Actually, I think that our project together illustrates the best feature that the site has to offer. I posted Hillula on my page, added you and Jocelyn and the Bhakti Project, and now it appears on all four pages in the NewAm community. That's the real "accomplishment" of the site - exposing people to new music, new artists, and new ideas - and you absolutely do have a lot to do with that! And Amen to what Sarah wrote. We'd love nothing more than to meet some new musicians - performers and composers - and to hear their work together up on the site.

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