I’m back after a protracted, GRE-filled two months. Much will soon fill these deserted URLs. Summer’s here. Good night, and good luck.
Artworks are never finished, only begun. Is sound real? Some say no–rather it’s our brain’s reaction to minute changes in pressure. I guess this answers an age-old question: trees are quite mute when we homunculi are in absentia. So what, then, is the difference between noise and music? One of my favorite definitions–music as organized […]
When you hear the name Roomful of Teeth what image comes to mind? Perhaps a brutal Swedish metal group invoking a pagan mosh. Or maybe a mid-70s Italian exploitation film filled with vampiric episodes. In Pee Wee’s Playhouse both guesses would be correct, however this is the realm of new music where esoterica thrives and fragment-sentenced band […]
This past Friday, I saw the venerable new music juggernauts, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, perform works from their most recent release. The more general Bang on a Can collective (sans the all-stars) was started over 25 years ago by composers David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe with the noble pursuit to create […]