I have just set up a new WIKI as a ressource to keep us informed of any new pieces written or performed for saxophone.
For those of you unfamiliar with a WIKI, it is an interactive web site which can be edited by many people. The best example of this is Wikipedia.
Well, now we have our own wiki site.
What I propose is a collaborative of all saxophonists and composers who wish to keep us informed of new pieces which are being created. As we all now, the saxophone repertoire has grown exponentially in the last decades and although books such as Jean-Marie Londeix's A Comprehensive Guide to the Saxophone Repertoire are a great ressource, they become outdated the minute they hit the bookstore and are difficult to maintain by one individual.
Enter The Saxophone New Works WIKI
The internet can serve as a better medium to keep us abreast of all the latest developments in our field. And I feel a Wiki is the ideal setting, since no one person needs to be the sole provider of information. The whole community can participate and become the ressource.
An advantage of a Wiki is the open form of editing which it allows. If information is found to be incorrect or lacking in any way, it can be updated by others members of the Wiki community.
This could also lead to some interesting discussions.
I have created a protected Wiki, which will help prevent vandalism, which can be a problem in this type of site. To participate, simply join the group. (This is free). If you only wish to visit the Wiki, no problem since anyone can view the information which will be published there.
To make this a great resource, the saxophone community needs to participate. The more participants there are, the better a resource the site will become. We are all involved in one way or another in developing the repertoire for the saxophone. This can be an excellent method of expanding our knowledge and our exposure to the richness of our chosen art form.
I hope you will all participate and pass the word around so others will learn of this exciting feature.
Just click on the New Works WIKI in the menu bar when you visit my web site www.mulesrasch.com and enjoy.