Blogs

Play It Again, Oscar

I’m transcribing a recording that I’ve heard dozens of times before, but I’m finding that none of that listening has prepared me to overcome the elusiveness of Oscar Peterson’s hyper-mercurial playing.

Come Here Often?

Whenever I meet non-musicians in a social context and the nature of my job (i.e. “composer”) is made public, there are a few questions I can almost always expect to be asked.

Who Are You?

How service organizations define what a composer is and what new music is both have significant implications in how they promote our constituency.