Blogs

Accounting For Taste

Could defining some new words describing music’s secret ingredients lead to a deeper understanding of how music affects us?

Unable to Escape Schoenberg

Even when I’m reading fiction, I can’t escape music: in Vikram Seth’s novel, The Golden Gate, the music of Schoenberg is anathema to the protagonist.

Parent vs. Teacher

Combining one’s work with one’s family life can be a very tricky business, especially if it means deciding to teach your own child music.

The Aesthetics of Survival

The ideas of George Rochberg seem a remarkable prophecy of the polystylism of today’s contemporary music landscape, yet Rochberg’s own music is sadly neglected and his wrtitings about music alternately provoke irrational vitriol or hyberbole.