We warmly welcome you to Alphabet Soup, a place where we ask questions such as, Is it enough to write music? What are we, as composers, doing to make the world a better place? Do politics have a place in music, either in its creation or dissemination? While we don’t presume to be able to answer any of these questions with finality or authority, we do hope to explore them and many other topics in this blog, a forum to discuss all things relating to new music and the world of composition. We will try to offer different perspectives and ideas, exploring the field of composition from as many angles as possible—new music from A to Z, as well as from Z to A and everything else outside, in between, and upside down.