In Print

Alex Ross—The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century

Alex Ross, critic for the New Yorker and author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century discusses the challenges of writing about recent musical history, especially when your intended audience ranges from expert musicologists to interested non-specialists.

Process Porn: Seeking the Thing Behind the Thing

A critical look at three recent music books published by the MIT Press: Computer Models of Musical Creativity by David Cope; Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation by David Huron; and Gareth Loy’s Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music, Volume One.

How To Cook an Albatross

According to an essay by Ben Johnston originally published in 1970, the world of “serious music” stubbornly bases itself on a sterile presumption.

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