Archive | November, 2014


Intersection ~ New Contemporary Music Ensemble

Classical Music is facing a crisis. Yes! I know you have heard this before, and I can feel your eyes rolling towards the ceiling in annoyance. But, there is good news! People are fighting back and trying to create new ensembles for new music. Conductor, Kelly Corcoran has a vision for a new contemporary music […]

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Nashville Project Music

Chris McMurtry & the Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Refinersfire Co-founder and DART Music CEO, Chris McMurtry, has been featured on the Nashville Entrepreneur Website. McMurtry has been working closely with EC for the past six months and is now excited to share with you the EC’s new venture “Project Music”. Check out McMurtry’s testimonial regarding his experiences with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. And, […]

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Articles From Around the Web

Articles from Around the Web ~ Nov. 20th 2014

A weekly round up of news, reviews, and fun stuff for you to check out! “What was once known as building a library is now considered hoarding,” says Alex Ross in his newest article for The New Yorker. “Another classical sellout: Lady Gaga to play Tanglewood”  via  “If the label is paying you with someone […]

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Room Full of Teeth via

Get to Know ~ Room Full of Teeth

Room Full of Teeth is an ensemble I heard about last year, and other than smiling and thinking that’s a clever name, I didn’t do much investigating. All that changed after I watched NPR’s Tiny Desk concert with Room Full of Teeth. The description of the concert included, “…mix a bit of yodeling with Tuvan […]

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The Naked Pilgrim

The Naked Pilgrim

We’ve recommended Brian Sewell’s work before.  As a young man, Sewell seriously considered entering the Roman Catholic priesthood, and although he distanced himself from those beliefs later in his life, during the course of this documentary, where the BBC follows Sewell’s travels down the famous pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain, he very […]

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UnSung Creators

Unsung Creators – Part 1

Creativity – like human life – begins in darkness. – Julia Cameron Creating is hard. Scary. Exciting. It is a leap of faith. But… it is something creators must do. Because it is what they, as creators, were created to do. In Unsung Creators, Refinersfire will scour the inter-webs in search of new, exciting, challenging, […]

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Sacred Music BBC Documentary

Video Series ~ History of Sacred Music

Simon Russell Beale is an actor but, before he acted he was a boy singing in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  He’s also the host of a four part BBC series on the history of sacred music in Western Europe. It’s not perfect–Beale isn’t much of a historian–but it’s useful and could be […]

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