Viewpoint

Guess Who’s Invited to the White House?

Although we’ve been conditioned to a compartmentalized view of policy, new political and economic realities present an opportunity to work towards a more integrated (and hopefully more sustainable) ecosystem: one where culture, creativity, and artists are valued across the board—from the Department of Agriculture to the FCC.

Recognizing the Face

Fluid, chimerical transformation driven by a material constancy composed of archetypal elements is always present in the best work, always free, authentic, and unwilling to be boxed in; it does not yield easily to taxonomy.

The Nature Project

In the last few years, as the ecological problems that surround us have become more pressing, I have found a way to combine my career-long interest in the performance and promotion of “new music” with my concern for the environment.

Invisible Performer

In printed programs, I am usually credited for “sound mixing and voice processing,” and that covers a lot of my role in a given performance, but I don’t have an easy “elevator description” of what it is that I do in the company.

A Song By Any Other Name

Why do we keep insisting there can be such a thing as American classical music, as opposed to classical music that happens to be made in America?