It’s a win-win situation when your creative ambitions actually work well with the systems already in place.
If a notehead is occluding the next note’s accidental, move it on
The 9×9 no-repeat number grids of Sudoku are actually a form of, you guessed it, serialism.
When I realized that the usual way that I compose wasn’t working, I found a huge scroll of paper and tried something completely different.
Is there a different musical ethos between the West Coast and the
East Coast that has to do with the natural environment?
There are many different ways for a composer to go against type: first, there’s the Drastic Turnabout where the “against type” is actually the first incarnation of the composer’s style; next is the Perpetual Chameleon; and a third is the Musical Traitor.
On December 5, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Andrew Imbrie all gave up their mortal forms, but they left us with their minds— signified by their corpuses of works, each of which was extensive.
Composing music isn’t always some fuzzy, mystical process, so why does the myth of the divine muse still hold sway over how people perceive the music?
Where does “old” music end and “new” music begin?
Strippers, puppets, and Barbie dolls—or, rather, a risk-embracing new music concert in Rome.