I subscribe to various list-servs, and one of them is orchestra-l. It’s for musicians who are members of ICSOM orchestras (International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians). Lately there has been a lot of back and forth about musicians using electronic devices in rehearsals when they aren’t playing. Here is a sample.
“Bonjour! — I would like to know how orchestras are dealing with the use of i-phones, i-pads, i-pods, reading-pads on stage during rehearsals?? We use to have magazines or newspapers but now, the electronic is the new reality. In Montréal, the management came with ‘zéro tolérance’ for any use of electronics on stage? What is the situations in your orchestras?” (more…)