If being forced to work quickly doesn’t guarantee that you’ll create something outside what you normally do, what would guarantee such a result? Is it really ever possible to escape yourself in your work?
The NEA deathwatch, pop culture vs. classical values, and a mop up of all the ink on Doctor Atomic.
As they say in the corporate world, time is money, but is there really any correlation between the amount of time a composer devotes to his or her own work and its aesthetic value?
Elliott Carter gets a chance to hit a home run in Boston and Chicago at the same time, not even Bernie Williams can do that!
The Perception-Reality Vortex, Take 2
Experimental writers (just like us), rock stars (too tame for us), and public intellectuals (snub us).
Stravinsky, Zappa, NWA, and possibly Ives, all had second thoughts about works that are considered landmarks of musical history. But, if the second thought happened after the historical fact, can the revision still be a landmark in history?
Meet Ezra Reich. Influenced more by ’80s pop than dad, his band includes a guy named Elliot Glass, and it just gets weirder from there. More…
A few fun items before you turn off that computer and slip into weekend picnic mode…
Rather than complaining about the lack of attention the music we care about is getting in the media, we need to create media ourselves.