I’ve tried my hardest to penetrate the Uptown/Downtown dialectic that seems to dominate stylistic discourse among many NewMusicBoxers, but there’s something about it that I could never quite wrap my head around, and I think I finally know what it is.

The Rite of Spring

Perhaps there’s a way to make the American Symphony Orchestra League conference more of a new music event.

Children’s Music Out of Balance?

Our house has been overrun with dozens of children’s videos for preschoolers but last evening my husband decided to take matters into his own hands; he began with popping in a DVD of Philip Glass’s Koyaanisqatsi.

Confessions of a Would-Be Music Forger

I’ve thought about submitting scores to competitions under the name, in the style, and in the simulated hand of one of the judges, carefully pieced
together at the computer; on one level it’d be a joke, of course, but
part of me thrills at freaking out successful composers this way.

The Friday Informer: The Da Vinci Coda

The Da Vinci Code gets more play from the music than the plot, the International Music Police launch their own Schoenberg investigation, expected chatter concerning lists and critics. Plus: How did that piano get there?