Category: new music

December 13, 2010

from “liner notes”

Filed under: i read, new music, notation - 13 Dec 2010

“The new structure required a concentration more demanding than if the technique were that of still photography, which for me is what precise notation had come to imply.”

-Morton Feldman

December 7, 2010

Wolff, on Cage

Filed under: i read, new music, notation - 07 Dec 2010

Apropos of my post a couple days ago, about Cage’s sound, I want to quote a few lines from Christian Wolff, who’s interview with William Duckworth I’m reading in the latter’s Talking Music:

“John’s music … had nothing to do with …

December 4, 2010

black is the colour

Filed under: i like, new music, notation - 04 Dec 2010

I have a little obsession lately with the Appalachian folk song, “Black is the colour of my true love’s hair.”

The first version I ever heard was from Berio’s Folk Songs song cycle. ¬†I found this nice video on youtube, which …

December 2, 2010

Singing

Filed under: friends, i go to things, i like, new music - 02 Dec 2010

Last night I went to hear a concert of Berio’s first ten sequenzas, put on by the Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde series. It was a night of wonderful performances. I was especially moved by Josh …

November 30, 2010

beautiful

Filed under: i like, new music, sound art - 30 Nov 2010

November 24, 2010

interview with jessie marino

Filed under: friends, new music, sound art - 24 Nov 2010

For some time now, I’ve had the idea to start …

October 24, 2010

Interview on Art on AIR

Filed under: my events, my music, new music, press, sound art - 24 Oct 2010

Here’s my interview with David Weinstein for Art on AIR, about my upcoming premiere, Standing Water: A Soundmap of the Gowanus Canal, to be performed this Saturday as part of the 2010 Ear to the Earth festival.

October 14, 2010

Uninhabited

Filed under: my events, my music, new music, sound art - 14 Oct 2010

Coming toward the end of one of my busiest periods I’ve had. It’s been a wonderful couple months, working with some of my favorite musicians and artists.

Before I take a little break, though, there are three more events this …

June 18, 2010

Too quick to judge

Filed under: new music - 18 Jun 2010

I am now feeling as though I was a bit hasty in yesterday’s criticism of Kyle Gann’s post, “Almost all is Vanity”. I was angry when I read it because it seemed to me that here was …

June 17, 2010

Almost all is whining

Filed under: new music - 17 Jun 2010

My wife just walked in and saw the title of this post as I working on it, and figured I was writing about our almost-two-year-old, busy whining in the next room about matters large and small. ¬†Actually, though, I’m writing …

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