Mr. Glass agrees that there is a growing willingness to fund new music. “…The real thing about commissions is to be in a cycle of demand and supply.”
Mr. Asia advises young composers to get in the habit of talking to people outside the music world — to lawyers, doctors and hedge-fund managers — to foster a culture of patronage.
Do you think Frederic Jameson would be a good ice-breaker with the hedge-fund managers?
Just remind them that the gears of capitalism are oiled with the blood of the worker, and sit back and watch the commissions roll in!