Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Congratulations to Alex Ross for receiving a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. Alex is one of four music-related prizewinners (Out of 25 total). Listen to Alex read from his book, The Rest is Noise.

If you heard the Austin Symphony last weekend, you saw another winner: Violinist Leila Josefowicz is also officially a genius! Listen to our conversation about Beethoven Concerto and more here.

Other music "Geniuses" are jazz saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón, and composer-instrument builder Walter Kitundu. The NY Times has the rest of the of winners in this story. Congrats!

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