Blogs

Ring in the New

Since the old year is ending and a new year is about to begin, it seems an ideal time to voice a concern about how we parse old and new.

I Got Game

What on earth do video games have to do with new music? Well, for starters, there’s a whole generation of composers who are intimately familiar with the canon (the standard rep as it were) of video game music.

Guaranteed to Break Your Heart

The affective, expressive content that’s supposedly the exclusive domain of tonal music can be analyzed, synthesized, and manufactured, and you don’t even need to bus senior citizens to Canada to get it cheaper.

Waste of Time

Last month, Time magazine published yet another list of the 100 greatest albums of all time; but virtually nothing on their list exists outside of the sphere of the pop song.