( June 3, 2021; BBC Music Magazine: Classical Music )
Check the bottom of this post for the connection to Steem
The first piece of classical music has been sold on the blockchain for $375,000. The piece was written by Texan composer Nicholas Reeves, who was first commissioned by the Verdigris Ensemble in 2018. The ensemble wanted to be the first classical music organisation to produce a work to be sold on the blockchain, which is a ledger of transactions made using bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency. The money raised from the sale will go back to the ensemble.
The 20-minute choral work is titled Betty’s Notebook and is based on 15-year-old Betty Klenck’s notes from what she believed to be Amelia Earhart’s signals coming through on her family’s shortwave radio. She wrote these sketches in 1937 in St Petersburg, Florida. Although her story has been dismissed, she maintained that it was a true account throughout her life.
Read the rest from BBC Music Magazine: Classical Music: First piece of classical music sold on the blockchain for $375k
In a "small world" coincidence, Brukhman is another Westminster grad (2015) - and amazingly - a one time Steemizen (I thought I recognized the name "Verdigris" from past blog entries when our #classical-music community was more active... seems that was right.)