Letter from the Editors

It has been a productive, albeit abbreviated, inaugural year for ArtsComment. Since launching in June, we’ve shared stories over a diverse spectrum of topics—one we hope to broaden even further in the coming year. We’ve interviewed some of the world’s finest composers, covered classical music news, and shared essays on subjects from mathematics to pop music, stirring up more than a little controversy along the way.

So, as 2017 comes to an end, we wish to send our deepest gratitude to you, dear readers, who’ve made our first year such a sterling success. With your help, we’ve extended our readership into the thousands, spanning twenty-eight nations worldwide. This would not have been possible without your continued interest in our work, so, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The editors also extend our gratitude to our 2017 interview subjects Adam Schoenberg, Christopher Rouse, and Charlotte Bray, whose generous contributions of time should not go unmentioned.

As we enter 2018, ArtsComment will continue to value quality over quantity, providing its readers with meaningful arts & culture coverage in an all-too-often arid sea of click bait and junk news. In the coming year, we have interviews scheduled with some of the world’s foremost composers and filmmakers, essays that are sure to ruffle feathers, and many other surprises we look forward to sharing. Many great things are yet to come.

We leave you now with an Irish blessing to mark the new year:

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore.

Keep reading.

Brad S. Ross & Benjamin Huggins

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