OK, So What Is “New Music Theater”?

If it’s been produced at the Avignon Festival, the Munich Biennale, or the various Fringe Festivals from Edinburgh to New York, chances are it’s not opera or music theater but “new music theater.”

Noblesse Oblige

Composers are responsible for putting students of every other academic discipline in music to shame.

A Personal Narrative

While I make every effort to keep an open mind toward whatever it is I’m listening to at any given moment, I’ve never had a particular fondness for music with narration.

Cortisone Cowboys

In accordance with my role as new music’s self-appointed DARE officer, I want to look at the use of a drug that has a clear, quantifiable impact on a singer’s ability to perform: cortisone.