Blogs

Tales of a Misspent Youth

I’d like to backtrack several weeks here and take a look at an issue that was raised but not completely resolved in an earlier post: What’s the nature of the relationship between my generation of composers and popular music?

See No Evil; Hear No Evil?

On Saturday I made my biennial pilgrimage to the Whitney Biennial; why isn’t there a similar biennial in our music community that could involve an orchestra, chorus, several chamber ensembles, soloists, etc.

Gluttony, Starvation, or Bulimia

Over the years I’ve been accused of listening to too much music, as if we could determine such an amount the way a dietician determines the proper daily calorie requirements for healthy living.

Hit Me Baby One More Time (Please!)

How long has it been since you’ve been completely blown away by a new piece of music? And by completely blown away, I mean you underwent an utter transformation, everything was earth-shatteringly different afterwards, and now, following a considerable amount of soul searching, an absolute epiphany has hit—or something along these lines anyway.