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21st Century Perspectives -- Amram & Bernstein

1 July 2022
RSF commissioned David Amram to set two poems by his old friend Jack Kerouac, celebrating the Kerouac Centenary, scored for voice and two guitars. Hear them on September 10 at St. John’s in the Village, an opening event for The Village Trip. They …
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Frank Brickle & TE Hulme

12 February 2022
Frank Brickle is now, I believe, working on setting The Compete Poetical Works of TE Hulme. This is a worthy project that must be seen to completion. One of the features that webmaster Marc Wolf set up on this blog is “categories”. One …
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Composers Concordance at DROM

23 January 2022
CompCord at Drom Details will be provided shortly. Many details need to be filled in.This was a memorable concert. Please look out for further activities of Composers Concordance. DROM is close enough to the Magic Theater of Steppenwolf. It’s in …
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Susan Bernofsky's Walser Biography, and touching on Sebastian Currier and Anna Weesner

16 January 2022
Bernofsky & Walser –Clairvoyant of the Small– The Life of Robert Walser By Susan Bernofsky Susan Bernofsky’s biography beautifully captures the sweep of Walser’s crazy life, despite gaps with scant records of his …
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recent concerts: Scott Wheeler and Paul Salerni

23 November 2021
A modernist composer joined a music composition faculty, but not without first being interviewed by a minimalist already on the faculty. Minimalist: –We understand you’re a modernist and we’re OK with that. Modernist: –Thank you …
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Paul Griffiths' Mr. Beethoven

17 November 2021
I do best when I sprint. Revisions can lead to sprawl. Beethoven is on a ship to Boston, commissioned by the Handel & Haydn Society. We are asked to entertain the hypothetical together; the reader is consulted with regard to some particulars. Our …
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Agustín Castilla-Ávila's Hazm setting

4 November 2021
Agustín Castilla-Ávila’s “True Love is Not a Flower” see http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/hazm/dove/chp4-7.html Agustín Castilla-Ávila’s music often sets into motion something that I’ve come to think of as instrumental …
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루프를 기반으로 한 음악들

28 June 2021
루프를 기반으로 한 음악들 처음 차승민을 만난 것은 2010년, 대금 연주자인 그가 국가 문화 교류 사업의 일환으로 뉴욕을 방문했을 때였다. 당시 나는 예전 자리에 있던 ’룰렛’에서 열린 …
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