Questions about Paris Transatlantic
What is Paris Transatlantic?
Paris Transatlantic is a digital magazine dedicated to the promotion of
contemporary and improvised music worldwide, reaching beyond traditional
academic coverage through a lively format and (we hope) exciting controversial
The magazine was founded in Paris by a group of North American musicians,
and Paris still serves as a communications hub for our operations. Its
central location and its active international arts scene are invaluable
resources for us. The magazine does not limit its writing to Paris though:
our goal is global coverage.
We have a network of correspondents in cities from Tokyo to Boston;
from Moscow to Stockholm who submit information, critiques, and concert
and CD reviews from around the world. The Paris office filters, researches,
edits, and translates thousands of words every month for publication.
What kind of music?
Contemporary classical, Electronica, Jazz (non mainstream.. Diana
Krall doesn't need our help), Improvisation, Performance Art, Post Rock,
new dance and film music: anything new, unusual, and non-commercial. Again,
Britney and Céline can manage just fine without reviews in PT.
A wealth of information, ranging from the humor of our Grapevine to
serious philosophical analysis of contemporary trends. Most issues feature
an interview with a major figure or extended feature on contemporary musical
arts. We feature a range of today's talented young composers, improvisors,
and performers in our pages who do not yet have the name recognition to
merit the attention of the commercial media.
What is our target audience?
Not just musicians we write for the general arts public.
In its three years of publishing, the PNMR Society created an impressive
subscriber base in North America and Europe. Now, through Paris Transatlantic,
our internet version, via reviews, criticism, commissioning, audience
building, outreach, publishing, and sponsoring performances, we reach
universities, musicians, artists, scholars, intellectuals, jazzers, media
representatives, and festivals: professionals and amateurs of new music
Who publishes the magazine?
The PNMR Society, based in Paris, published the journal on a limited edition,
private basis for three years. Subsequently we became ParisTransatlantic.com,
and we are now published by Transatlantic Media. Publisher Guy Livingston
holds degrees from Yale University, The New England Conservatory, and
the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands. Editor-in-Chief Dan Warburton
holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Cambridge University.
Information for Libraries
The collected print issues of the PNMR are an essential source of information,
containing fourteen exclusive interviews with major figures in contemporary
music, many of whom are rarely interviewed in English. News, calendars and
concert reviews from such places as Russia and Japan are also invaluable.
The PNMR magazine provided a rich portrait of new and modern music not limited
to one city or style. Please contact us about pricing for the complete set
of four years of archives (18 issues).
Our global outreach program for the promotion of contemporary
music has garnered us occasional publicity:
"A veritable treasure trove
of interviews and reviews."
- Anne Hilde Neset, The Wire #236
Top Ten Websites
- Chamber Music America Magazine
"Chatty and informative"
- Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
"A hip new ' zine!"
- Bob Bishop, The Paris Free Voice
And from our readers:
"...Hip, Global, Wild, International, Fun, Uncensored, Thoughtful,
Hard-Hitting,, 21st-Century, Avant-Garde, Provocative, Comprehensive,
"The CNN of New Music," Irreverent, Intelligent, and Innovative..."
We have (of course) had a negative comments, accusing us of "irrelevance,"
"superficiality," "Eurocentrism," "European-bashing,"
and the inevitable flood of mail when we piss people off. Damned if you
do, damned if you don't.
Please bear in mind that some of the archived interviews on this site
are up to ten years old, but they still contain much useful material,
and we leave them posted on the internet as a service to our readers.
David Cotner (USA) Nate Dorward (Canada) Jon Dale (Australia) Lawrence
English (Australia) John Gill (Spain) Stephen Griffith (USA) Richard Hutchinson (USA) Vid Jeraj (Croatia) Guy Livingston (Netherlands
/ USA) Joe Milazzo (USA) Massimo Ricci (Italy) Derek Taylor (USA) Dan
Warburton (France) Kristoffer Westin (Sweden), and many more, too numerous to mention here, but included in our archives.