Symphonies Are Not Normal

Please click here for an article by Ian David Moss “On the Cultural Specificity of Symphony Orchestras”. Over the past year, I have been talking with Ian and he has been talking back about the way European descended arts organizations are named and not named in conversations about racism in the arts, how they are normalized at the penalty of the rest of us, how they imagine themselves and are imagined by funders and researchers as “mainstream” rather than “a stream” and the way that frame facilitates the higher level of resources they absorb from the arts funding ecosystem, particularly so