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09.27.09
Contemporary
This post is part of a series we are calling “10 for 2010” in which we list 10 influential or favorite artists. This list is a personal, idiosyncratic list of 10 major musicians active in the first decade of the 21st
08.19.09
Contemporary
‘I Leap Through the Sky With Stars’(1994) is based on a Zen poem by the Buddhist poet, Dogen (1200-1253), who was the founder of the Sōtō branch of Zen Buddhism in Japan. Four and fifty years I’ve hung
09.20.09
Contemporary
I would like to start off by paraphrasing Charles Wuorinen, in a lecture at June in Buffalo, 2006: “Since the definitive collapse of tonality in 1909, art music has seen a lot of flailing around which hasn’t amounted to much.” Wuorinen
08.10.09
Contemporary
Hello readers, Last week I started a theme for August on "quiet music." Here's a quick summary of the related posts so far: (note: each line links to the referred blog entry) My intro blog post, which includes a cool
08.10.09
Contemporary
Note: Click on the composers' names to go to their web page. Morton Feldman has often been lumped together with other "friends/followers" of John Cage, but his importance and influence is becoming increasingly recognized. He was a pioneer in using
03.06.10
Contemporary
In this series titled "Composer Dilemmas," I would like to relfect on issues in the process of composition. How deterministic will this piece be, performance-wise? Once 'finished,' does it remain so? How will the scale of the composition, or the forces
09.17.09
Contemporary
The City Dreams (2005) for solo bass clarinet During my postgraduate studies in the UK, I was lucky enough (and floored!) to have Harry Spaarnay premiere I piece that I had written for solo bass clarinet. The premiere took place at
02.19.10
Contemporary
In this series titled "Composer Dilemmas," I would like to relfect on issues in the process of composition. How deterministic will this piece be, performance-wise? Once 'finished,' does it remain so? How will the scale of the composition, or the forces
02.15.10
Contemporary
In this series titled "Composer Dilemmas," I would like to relfect on issues in the process of composition. How deterministic will this piece be, performance-wise? Once 'finished,' does it remain so? How will the scale of the composition, or the forces
11.27.09
Contemporary
The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF - or "nigh-semf") is an exceptionally well-run festival gearing up for it's second year. I was fortunate enough to have a piece programmed last year and can't wait to attend again this year.
02.23.10
Contemporary
In this series titled "Composer Dilemmas," I would like to relfect on issues in the process of composition. How deterministic will this piece be, performance-wise? Once 'finished,' does it remain so? How will the scale of the composition, or the forces
01.01.10
Contemporary
Peregrina (1969) by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau “It’s another way of being creative. Performing music is more a question of serving. But painting is a dialogue from the start. You make only one stroke – and from that moment you are in discussion
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