Author Archives: Sarah Cahill

Required Listening: The New Albion Festival

If I were going to imagine the perfect summer music festival, it would be pretty much identical to the New Albion festival at SummerScape, which runs through August 10th in the Spiegeltent at Bard College.

Found In Translation: A View from Tokyo

Sarah Cahill Seven years ago, I heard some extraordinarily beautiful piano pieces at the Other Minds Festival here in the Bay Area. Pianist Rae Imamura played the 5th and 7th Collections of Patterns of Plants by Mamoru Fujieda, a featured composer that year. I immediately ordered the music from the Japanese publisher and started performing […]

View from Berkeley: Finding Room for Adams and Imbrie

Sarah Cahill In 1978, my father and I had a couple of heated debates over which composer’s music was more likely to last into the next century, Andrew Imbrie‘s or John Adams‘s. In the living room with a small stack of LPs, we took turns advocating for our candidates. Imbrie’s string quartets had substance, my […]