Memories Are Better Off Sung

Although memory is suggested in much of the prolific output of The Fiery Furnaces, nowhere is it more focused than in their 2005 release Rehearsing My Choir, which tells the life story of the siblings’ then-83-year-old grandmother Olga Sarantos.

Crossing the Atlantic: A Primer on Euro-American Musical Relations

There still exist archetypal “American Composers” and “European Composers,” an archetypal “American Audience” and “European Audience,” with roots in decades-old artistic movements, historical contexts, and sets of priorities. However effectively pluralism may be taking over the world, these old national differences are still with us in fundamental ways.

Building Concrete

Robert Ashley has been composing new kinds of opera exploring a vast range of techniques for over forty years, but the process of developing each Ashley opera is different.

Heavy Meddling

The parallel developments of minimalism and metal during the past 20 years offer some heady crosstalk.