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Nick Brooke: The Artful Appropriator

Brooke is a composer driven by overarching musical and philosophical questions regarding technology and performance practice, as well as a desire to understand by deconstructing.

Extremities: Maryanne Amacher

Friday, April 16, 2004—4-5 p.m. Kingston, New York Videotaped Randy Nordschow Transcribed by Molly Sheridan and Randy Nordschow Maryanne Amacher Photo by Randy Nordschow The Role of Music Aural Architecture Perception All-Time Music The Problem with Recordings As someone whose entry point into the vast world of musical repertoire has mostly been through collecting records […]

Deerhoof: Rock’s Role

Just coming off a grueling tour, Deerhoof has become an indie-rock critic favorite, so why is it that some of us in the new music community feel that rock music, or whatever you want to call it, is somehow lesser-than?

Leroy Jenkins: Does Race Matter?

Friday, April 2, 2004—2-3 p.m. A conversation with “Blue” Gene Tyranny at Leroy Jenkins’ home in Brooklyn, NY Videotaped by Randy NordschowTranscribed and Edited by Frank J. Oteri and Molly Sheridan Leroy Jenkins Photo by Randy Nordschow Changing Your Life Through Music Genre and Race Connecting to the Music of the Past Group Mentality Opening […]

Peter Schickele: Humor in Music

In the Kitchen with Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach), Manhattan Monday, March 15, 2004—1:00 p.m. Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Photo by Peter Schaaf Composer and Humorist How to Make Music Funny The Birth of P.D.Q. Bach How Classical Music’s Past Can Help Its Future Merging Two Separate Compositional Streams Friends often tell me […]