21CM: The Future of Classical Music is... Instagram?

Elizabeth Nonemaker

We classical musicians have changed a lot about our concerts. More and more, we’re playing in nontraditional venues, we’re relaxing show etiquette, we’re developing programs that interact with audience members or respond to their needs.

I’ve been thinking about content as the engine behind transforming listening experiences ever since I came across Ray Lustig’s composagram project. These are typically 15-second musical moments set to video and published on Instagram. Lustig developed the project as a “low-stakes creative exercise,” but what sets this project apart is both its integration with technology and the cumulative effect of the pieces.

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