Alarm Will Sound—More of a Band Than an Orchestra

Editor's Abstract

Alarm Will Sound is an ensemble of twenty members that presents innovative performances and recordings of today’s music, ranging from Aphex Twin to Edgard Varese. The group is making an impact on the contemporary music scene. Perhaps I’m just sensitized to it, because it was formed at the music school where I teach, but I often see them featured or mentioned in the New York Times. Their story is an interesting one and chronicles one ensemble’s journey to “success.” I decided to tell it in my recent book, Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools. Here is an excerpt from that book.

Ramon Ricker

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